Kevin-Prince Boateng retires from football

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Ghanaian international Kevin-Prince Boateng has officially announced his retirement from football.

Boateng who last played for Hertha Berlin in the German Bundesliga retires from football at the age of 36.

The former Black Stars player announced his retirement in an Instagram post.

“I LOVE YOU. But that’s a WRAP for me ???? Thank you FOOTBALL for everything ‼️,” Kevin-Prince Boateng wrote as he accompanied it with a video.

Kevin-Prince Boateng enjoyed an illustrious career which lasted for more than two decades, playing for 14 clubs across 5 countries.

The former Black Stars player played in Germany, Spain, Italy, England and Turkey for Hertha Berlin, Tottenham Hotspur, Borussia Dortmund, Portsmouth, Genoa, AC Milan, Schalke 04, Las Palmas, Eintracht Frankfurt, Sassuolo, Barcelona, Fiorentina, Beşiktaş and Monza.

Kevin-Prince Boayeng made 492 appearances for the aforementioned teams and scored 70 goals. He won the Serie A, Supercoppa Italiana, DFB-Pokal and the Spanish La Liga.

At National level, he represented Germany at youth level, before switching allegiance in 2010 to represent Ghana. He made 15 appearances for the team, including at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Boateng whose national team career came to an end in 2014 after he was sent home by then head Coach Kwasi Appiah for indiscipline scored 2 goals for the team, coming in the Quarterfinal of the 2010 World Cup against USA and against Egypt in the 2014 World Cup qualifier.

In Instagram post, the Ghana FA thanked him for his services and wished him the very best in his future endeavors.

Boateng will now focus on his managerial career, where he’s expected to join the Hertha Berlin coaching staff.

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