Ghanaian international, Kevin-Prince Boateng has announced retirement from active football at the age of 36.
The former AC Milan attacker announced his retirement from football on Friday, August 11, 2023.
“I love you, But that’s a WRAP for me. Thank you FOOTBALL for everything,” Boateng wrote on his Instagram page.
Boateng last played for Hertha BSC and left the club after two years following their relegation from the Bundesliga.
He has played for several clubs including Tottenham, AC Milan, Schalke 04, Eintracht Frankfurt and FC Barcelona.
Coming through the youth system, Boateng began his career at Hertha BSC, before joining Tottenham Hotspur in England.
After a short loan spell with Borussia Dortmund, Boateng moved to Portsmouth. In 2010 he joined Serie A side AC Milan, winning both the league and Supercoppa Italiana titles in his first season.
He left Milan after three seasons, returning to Germany joining Schalke 04. In January 2016 he returned to Milan, remaining for six months, before moving to Spanish club Las Palmas.
Boateng made his third return to Germany in 2017, playing for Eintracht Frankfurt, before joining Italian side Sassuolo. After a short loan to Barcelona, with whom he won a La Liga title, he moved back to Italy, joining Fiorentina.
In January 2020 he was sent on a six-month loan to Turkish side Beşiktaş, and in September 2020 he moved to Monza.
Boateng represented his country of birth internationally at youth level; he opted to represent Ghana at senior level 15 times between 2010 and 2014—scoring two goals—and represented them at the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups.
He made a total of 163 appearances in the Bundesliga, scoring 16 goals and providing 19 assists.
Source Kenneth Abban
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