Kevin-Prince Boateng (pronounced [ˈkɛvɪn pʁɪns bo.aˈtɛŋ] ( listen) born 6 March 1987) is a professional football defensive midfielder and box-to-box midfielder who plays for German club Schalke 04 and the Ghana national team. He is a versatile player and has been played in many positions.
Boateng signed for Hertha BSC in the Bundesliga in July 1994. In 2006 he was nominated as one of the best youth players in Germany. Boateng left the Bundesliga in 2007 to play in the Premier League but later returned to Germany with Borussia Dortmund in 2009. He later played for Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League and for AC Milan in Serie A, before returning to the Bundesliga.
Boateng has eleven caps with two goals for the Ghana national football team, and was among the ten players nominated for African Footballer of the Year in 2010 and 2011. Boateng is known for his strength, footspeed, and ball-juggling tricks.