Ghanaian football icon, Kevin-Prince Boateng has announced his official retirement from football.
The former Tottenham, Barcelona and AC Milan player had 520 professional football appearances to his credit, scored 76 goals, recorded 56 assists, and won 5 trophies to show for his football career.
Boateng announced his retirement on Instagram with an emotional video profiling his playing career.
“I LOVE YOU. But that’s a WRAP for me ???? Thank you FOOTBALL for everything!!” Boateng wrote.
Boateng represented Ghana in two FIFA World Cup tournaments – the 2010 World Cup held in South Africa and the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
The midfielder began his club football career at Hertha Berlin, where he was a vital member of the junior team before being signed by Tottenham Hotspur in 2007.
He would be remembered for the match winning penalty for Portsmouth in the 2010 FA Cup semi-final which brought them to their second FA Cup final in two years – in which they ultimately lost 1-0 to Chelsea.
His remarkable career at Portsmouth facilitated his move to AC Milan where he became a force in the Italian club’s regular starters and won the 2010-11 Scudetto title.