Hertha BSC, Tottenham Hotspur, Borussia Dortmund, FC Portsmouth, AC Milan, FC Schalke 04, AC Milan, UD Las Palmas, Eintracht Frankfurt, US Sassuolo Calcio, FC Barcelona, AC Florence, Besiktas Istanbul and finally AC Monza: Hardly any other German Footballer has played for more clubs than Kevin-Prince Boateng during his career. German football fans still remember the footballer of Ghanaian descent as the player who cost Michael Ballack the World Cup with a bad foul. To this day, the brother of Bayern star Jerome Boateng is considered to be a particularly difficult case. But is that really the case?
Kevin-Prince Boateng: His parents played soccer too
Kevin-Prince Boateng was born on September 3rd, 1987 in West Berlin. Incidentally, his athletic talent is no coincidence. His parents also played soccer. Kevin's mother Christine reportedly used to play soccer for the Berlin FC Meteor 06 and his Ghanaian father, Prince Boateng, who came to Germany from Sunyani in 1981 to study, played football with the Reinickendorfer Fuchsen. No wonder that Kevin-Prince played at Hertha BSC from the age of seven. In the following years, the midfield star has been steadily improving. Born in Berlin, during his career he was active for a number of clubs in the four major European leagues in Germany, England, Italy and Spain. Not every footballer can say that about himself. Boateng initially played for various German youth national teams before playing 15 international matches for Ghana from 2010 to 2014 and taking part in two world championships. After a shock foul on Michael Ballack: fans demand a boycott of the footballer
In 2010, Kevin-Prince felt that a career as a professional footballer also had its downsides. At the English Cup final on May 15, 2010 between Portsmouth FC and Chelsea FC, he fouled Michael Ballack, the then captain of the German national team, so badly that he could no longer take part in the 2010 World Cup. In addition, he missed a penalty for his team that day, which led to the defeat of his team. For the tough foul on Ballack, Boateng had to take severe criticism. On the Internet, some fans even called for a boycott of the player. Since then, he has not lost his image of the "bad boy".
From Hertha, Milan, Frankfurt to AC Monza: Kevin-Prince Boateng becomes an ARD expert at the EM 2021
But things have calmed down around the native of Berlin. Boateng has been under contract with the Italian second division club AC Monza since 2020. He will also work as an ARD expert at the 2021 European Football Championship.
Kevin-Prince Boateng is privately separated from his wife Melissa Satta
In contrast, the midfielder's love life was less quiet recently. Kevin-Prince has been married twice. One child each resulted from the marriages - Jermaine-Prince Boateng and Maddox Prince Boateng. Maddox comes from his relationship with American-Italian presenter Melissa Satta. Their son was born on April 15, 2014 in Monchengladbach. The couple married in Porto Cervo, Sardinia in June 2016. In December 2020, the two announced their separation on Instagram. "After a period of separation, we decided to break our relationship for good," wrote the Berlin-born athlete and half-brother of Bayern defender Jerome Boateng on Instagram at the time.
His sons mean EVERYTHING to him
Boateng's numerous family snapshots on Instagram make it clear how important his two sons are to him. He regularly presents himself as a proud father.