|Full name||Kevin-Prince Boateng|
|Date of birth||6 March 1987|
|Place of birth||West Berlin, West Germany|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Current club||A.C. Milan|
|2004–2007||Hertha BSC II||29||(5)|
|2009||→ Borussia Dortmund (loan)||10||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:16, 12 May 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Boateng signed for Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga in July 1994, in 2006 to 2007, he was nominated as the best youth player in Germany, and from 2001 to 2009, he represented Germany from under-15s to their under-21s. He left the Bundesliga to play in the Premier League via a return to the Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund from 2007 to 2010, winning one title in his first season and helping his second Premier League club to a runner-up place in another competition in his third season, before playing in the Serie A, where he has won two titles in two seasons and scoring the winning goal in one title. Boateng has nine caps for the Ghana national team, and was among the top-ten players nominated for African Footballer of the Year in 2010 and 2011.
Club career 
Early career 
- Reinickendorfer Füchse
Early time with Hertha BSC 
Hertha BSC II 
- 2004–2005 season
Hertha BSC 
Boateng made his first team debut in a 2–0 win against Eintracht Frankfurt in the second round of the 2005–06 Bundesliga season on 13 August 2005 at the Olympic Stadium, being brought on at the beginning of the second half, he then impressed during the game, and was on the fringe of the first team from then on, despite barely being 18 years old at the time.
2005–2006 season 
Boateng was awarded the Fritz Walter Bronze Medal Award in the Under-18 category in 2005. Boateng continued his rise, and started his first Bundesliga match in the 2–2 draw against Borussia Mönchengladbach in the 14th round of the Bundesliga season. On 4 February 2006, Boateng scored in the 20th minute to earn Hertha BSC a 1–1 draw against Eintracht Frankfurt at the Commerzbank-Arena in the 19th round of the Bundesliga season. On 11 March 2006, Boateng scored the first goal in the 53rd minute of the 3–0 win against Werder Bremen at the Weserstadion in the 25th round of the 2005–06 Bundesliga season.
2006–2007 season 
In 2006, Boateng had revealed that he identified Pelé and Rivaldo as his role models, occasionally imitating the duo with crowd-pleasing moments while he was with Hertha BSC. His love of playing to the gallery would draw applause, and he was advised by Germany Under-19 coach, Uli Stielike that he would need to reduce the style of play at senior level. Boateng has since cut down on the style of play.
On 27 July 2006, Boateng was awarded the Fritz Walter Gold Medal in the Under-19 category. The medal is awarded on the basis of performances for the German Under-17, Under-18 and Under-19 national teams. A jury consisting of German Football Association (DFB), youth coaches, and members of the DFB Board, put Boateng top of the poll. Sport director Matthias Sammer and DFB coach Horst Hrubesch honored the talented player with the gold prize winner award, at the Stadtbauraum, Gelsenkirchen in Germany on 16 August 2006. In the 2006–07 Hertha BSC season on 14 September 2006, Boateng scored in the 50th minute of a 2006–07 UEFA Cup 2–2 match draw against Odense BK. On 23 September 2006, Boateng scored in the 56th minute to earn Hertha BSC a comeback in their fifth Bundesliga match, after going down 0–1 in the 49th minute of a 1–1 match draw against 1. FSV Mainz 05 at the Stadion am Bruchweg. On 19 May 2007, Boateng scored the first goal in the 48th minute of Hertha BSC' 2–1 match win against Eintracht Frankfurt in the 34th match of the 2006–07 Bundesliga season. Boateng finished 2006–2007 as Hertha BSC' fifth top-goalscorer in the Bundesliga and overall fifth top-goalscorer of 2006–2007.
Tottenham Hotspur 
2007–2008 season 
He played his first match in the Premier League on 3 November 2007, against Middlesbrough. With the departure of Tottenham manager Martin Jol, and the arrival of Juande Ramos, Boateng saw limited first team action. Boateng got increased first team action the following season under new coach Harry Redknapp then was later loaned during the January transfer window of 2009 to Borussia Dortmund for the remainder of the season.
2008–2009 season 
Boateng then returned to Tottenham Hotspur at the end of the 2008–09 Tottenham Hotspur F.C. season. His last game for Tottenham Hotspur came as a substitute in the club's 5–1 win in the Football League Cup over Doncaster Rovers in August 2009.
Borussia Dortmund 
2008–2009 season 
Boateng joined Borussia Dortmund in the 2008–09 Bundesliga on loan from Tottenham Hotspur. On 11 April 2009, Boateng played his first match for Borussia Dortmund in a Bundesliga 3–1 match win against 1. FC Köln. Boateng convinced the coach Jürgen Klopp with his services at Borussia Dortmund to sign him, but the option to sign Boateng from Tottenham Hotspur had fell-through.
2009–2010 season 
Boateng signed a three-year contract with Portsmouth in the 2009–10 Portsmouth F.C. season in August 2009. On 12 September 2009, he scored his first Portsmouth goal in the 43rd minute of Portsmouth's 6th Premier League match against Bolton Wanderers and was named Portsmouth's Player of the Month in September 2009. On 17 October 2009, Boateng scored in the 59th minute of Portsmouth's 11th Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur. On 28 November 2009, Boateng scored the second goal in the 32nd minute of Portsmouth's 17th Premier League match against Manchester United. On 2 January 2010, Boateng scored in the 45th (+1) minute of a comeback, after going down 0–1 in the 30th minute of the 2009–10 FA Cup third round to rescue Portsmouth to a 1–1 draw against Coventry City. On 11 April 2010, Boateng scored in the 117th minute of the 2009–10 FA Cup semi-finals 2–0 match win against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium, and took Portsmouth to the 2010 FA Cup Final.
With Portsmouth, Boateng reached the 2010 FA Cup Final, where they met Chelsea. In the 1–0 defeat, Boateng claimed to have been slapped in the face by Michael Ballack. He had fouled Ballack, accidentally causing partially torn right ankle ligaments, which ruled him out of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Boateng immediately apologized to Ballack on the pitch. Boateng then had a penalty saved by goalkeeper Petr Čech in the 54th minute of the match. Portsmouth was deducted 10 points for going into financial administration, and would later face relegation from the 2009–2010 Premier League by financial difficulties. Boateng finished 2009–2010 as Portsmouth's third top-goalscorer in the Premier League and overall fourth top-goalscorer of 2009–2010.
2010–2011 season 
Boateng transferred to Serie A club Genoa on 17 August 2010, and immediately joined Milan on loan. However, as anticipated by Milan CEO Adriano Galliani, the contract was later switched from loan to co-ownership. His contract with A.C. Milan expires approximately on Monday 2 June 2014.
Boateng made his competitive debut for Milan in the 2010–11 A.C. Milan season on 29 August 2010 in their 4–0 Serie A match win against Lecce after coming on in the 75th minute. On 15 September 2010, Boateng made his debut in the UEFA Champions League for Milan in their 2–0 win against AJ Auxerre at the San Siro, coming on in the 15th minute for Massimo Ambrosini. His first goal for the club came in the 4th minute of Milan's 3–0 win and 15th Serie A match against Brescia. On 12 December 2010, Boateng scored his second goal and the first goal in the 9th minute of a 3–0 win and 16th Serie A match against Bologna. On 28 February 2011, Boateng scored the second goal in 77th minute of a 3–0 win and 28th Serie A match against Napoli. On 22 May 2011, Milan celebrated their Title and first since 2004, with Boateng performing a Michael Jackson dance routine during the celebrations.
2011–2012 season 
On 6 August 2011, in the 2011–12 A.C. Milan season, Boateng scored the second goal in the 69th minute of a 2–1 win against Internazionale to give Milan their first Supercoppa Italiana since 2004. On 19 October 2011, Boateng scored the second goal in the 70th minute of a 2–0 Champions League Group H match win against BATE Borisov. On 23 October 2011, Boateng came on as half-time substitute and in 14 minutes scored three goals in the 49th minute with his left foot, 55th minute and 63rd minute with his right foot for Milan against Lecce in a comeback, after going down 0–3 at half-time in their 7th Serie A match. Milan won the match 4–3. Boateng became only the second player in the history of Serie A to score a hat-trick after coming on as a substitute. Boateng stated that the 3 goals derived from him being unhappy that he was left on the bench. The hat-trick is the 10th fastest and most famous in world football.
On 23 November 2011, Boateng scored a spectacular goal in a Champions League match against F.C. Barcelona at the San Siro. On 8 January 2012, Boateng scored the second goal in the 82nd minute of Milan's 2–0 win and 16th Serie A match against Atalanta. On 15 February 2012, Boateng scored the opening goal in the 15th minute of a 4–0 home win against Arsenal at the San Siro in the Round of 16 of UEFA Champions League 2011–12.
On 25 April 2012, Boateng scored Milan's only goal in the 86th minute of their 1–0 win and 34th Serie A match against Genoa. On 13 May 2012, Milan controversially finished second place to Juventus in the 2011–12 Serie A, four points from containing their Serie A title. Boateng had finished 2011–2012 as Milan's fourth top-goalscorer in Serie A and overall fourth top-goalscorer of 2011–2012.
2012–2013 season 
At the start of 2012–13 A.C. Milan season when interviewed, Boateng said that there is a great relationship within the A.C. Milan squad, and described A.C. Milan as a united group, great and historic football club, and that the A.C. Milan squad has the depth and quality to win both the 2012–13 Serie A and the 2012–13 UEFA Champions League, and that he wanted to become one of the best players in the world.
After many disappionting performances during the first half of the season, Boateng regained his form and scored his first goal of the 2012/2013 season on 2 December in a 3–1 victory over Catania.
On 3 January 2013, Milan was playing Lega Pro 2 side Pro Patria in a mid-season friendly, when Boateng and several other A.C. Milan players were the targets of racist chanting from a section of the Pro Patria crowd. Boateng reacted by kicking the ball into the stands, before being followed off the pitch by his teammates. The racists caused the game to be abandoned. His decision to walk off the pitch was subsequently backed by various other players and commentators.
International career 
Germany national teams 
Boateng holds a German passport, and he played for the German Under-15, Under-16, Under-17, Under-19, Under-20 and Under-21 national teams. His long-distance goal for the Under-19 team in a 2005 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship match against Greece U19, which Germany U-19 won 3–0, was voted Goal of the Month by viewers of a German TV sports show.
In the year 2008, Berliner Morgenpost reported that then German National Under-21 coach Dieter Eilts would no longer select him and other team players due to a curfew that had been broken in the team's camp during the June 2007 Toulon Tournament in France. In February 2009, Boateng was called-up to the Germany National Under-21 team by the new coach Horst Hrubesch for the international match against the Republic of Ireland National Under-21 in Cork, Republic of Ireland. Hrubesch nominated Boateng in the Germany National Under-21 squad for the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship, however a minor injury that Boateng picked up during the Germany National Under-21 team's preparations leading up to the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship in Sweden in June 2009, ruled Boateng out of the tournament. In May 2010, Boateng spoke with German coach Joachim Löw on his future of representing the senior Germany national team.
Ghana national team 
2010 World Cup 
Boateng holds a Ghanaian passport, and in May 2010, Boateng announced that, as he was yet to receive his first cap by Germany, and was approached by the GFA with an offer to play for the Ghana national team, he would play for the Ghana national team. He held his first training session with his team in Ghana, prior the 2010 FIFA World Cup in May 2010. In May 2010 FIFA cleared Boateng to play with the Ghana national team at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Boateng made his debut with Ghana national team in the 1–0 win over Latvia national team.
Boateng was named in the World Cup squad. On 23 June, he played for Ghana against his brother Jérôme Boateng (playing for Germany) in Ghana's 1-0 defeat This was the first time that two brothers had played for opposing teams in an international match and been on the pitch at the same time. He scored his first international goal in the 4th minute of a 2–1 win over the United States in the Round of 16 in Rustenburg's Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace on 26 June. He later played in Ghana's quarter-finals match Uruguay, a controversial 1–1 draw that saw the Black Stars elmininated in a penalty shoot-out.
In November 2011, Boateng announced his international retirement, citing fatigue from travel. In September 2012, Olympique Marseille's striker, his national team-mate and close friend André Ayew revealed that Boateng was considering to reverse his Black Stars retirement.
International goals 
|1||26 June 2010||Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg, South Africa||United States||1–0||2–1 W||2010 World Cup|
Playing style 
In the 2011–2012 season, in Serie A play, A.C. Milan had collected 36 points from 19 matches, or 1.89 points per match, when Boateng wasn't on the football pitch. With Boateng on the football pitch, A.C. Milan had collected 38 points from 17 matches, or 2.24 points per match.
In the 2012–2013 season, in Serie A play, A.C. Milan changed his squad number 27 to 10, and he has at times been occasionally deployed as box-to-box midfielder, attacking midfielder, striker, or playmaker under Massimiliano Allegri at A.C. Milan.
Career statistics 
Awards and titles 
Boateng's 14-minute hat-trick (three goals) was crowned as the 10th "famous and fastest hat-trick in the world" by Goal.com; followed by Marco van Basten's 10-minute hat-trick at number 9, Ole Gunnar Solskjær's 10-minute hat-trick at number 8, Laszlo Kiss' 7-minute hat-trick at number 7, Jermain Defoe's 7-minute hat-trick at number 6, Marco van Basten's 6-minute hat-trick at number 5, David Villa's 5-minute hat-trick at number 4, Robbie Fowler's 4-minute hat-trick at number 3, Gerd Muller's 4-minute hat-trick at number 2, and Tommy Ross' 90 second hat-trick at number 1.
Outside football 
Family and personal life 
Boateng was born in Germany to an ethnic German mother and Ghanaian father. His father, Prince Boateng, Sr., in 1981 arrived in Germany to attend university and to study business administration. His mother is Christine Rahn and is a nurse, and his uncle, Robert Boateng was a professional footballer who played with the Norwegian club Rosenborg BK and the Ghana national football team, and his maternal grandfather is a cousin of legendary German football star Helmut Rahn, scorer of the winning goal in the 1954 FIFA World Cup Final.
In 2007, Boateng married his wife and childhood sweetheart, Jennifer Michelle Boateng (born 1984). Boateng's only child, Jermaine-Prince Boateng, was born in 2007. Boateng has one brother, Jérôme Boateng, and he has one sister, Avelina. Jérôme, also having previously been at Hertha BSC and now playing with Bayern Munich and the German national team.
In official documents, his name is given as Kevin Boateng, but he prefers Kevin-Prince in honour of his father, Prince Boateng, Sr. His Brazilian lawyer, Mario Miele is agent of Paulo Henrique Ganso.
Boateng has endorsement contracts with multi-national companies such as conglomerate Nike Incorporation among others, he is under contract with Nike Inc., and in the 2010–2011 and 2011–2012 football seasons he wore Nike Tiempo and in which Jérôme Boateng endorses for Nike Inc. In the 2012–2013 football season, Boateng has been wearing the Nike Mercurial. He has a pair of the 2015 Nike Mag, that is featured in the film Back to the Future Part II.
United Nations 
In March 2013, Boateng was named as the United Nations ambassador for anti-racism. Boateng delivered his first speech as a UN ambassador to the United Nations Council, accompanied by UN human rights chief Navi Pillay at the United Nations Office.
On February 2013, Boateng was appointed as the first global ambassador for the Fédération Internationale de Football Association's anti-discrimination taskforce and work alongside FIFA vice-president, Jeffrey Webb at FIFA. On March 2013, Boateng presented FIFA President Sepp Blatter with his first phrase of solutions to ending global racism in football, as requested by Blatter.