2014 World Cup celebrity spotlight: Kevin-Prince Boateng

Kevin-prince "the problem" Boateng
Kevin-prince “the problem” Boateng

Kevin-Prince Boateng plays on the Ghanaian international Futbol team in the 2014 World Cup. He and his half-brother, Jerome Boateng, who plays on the German International team, are receiving media attention because of their sibling rivalry in the World Cup for the second time.

The brothers were both born in West Germany to a Ghanaian Father, and started out playing for German teams.  Boateng decided to play for Ghana’s team in 2010. He was selected to start in Ghana’s second match in the World Cup, which was against Germany.

Boateng is known for his strength and aggression on the field, as well as his Futbol skills. Enrico Preziosi, an investor and businessman in Genoa says, “Kevin-Prince Boateng is like wine, he gets better with age, and costs more too.”

Boateng speaks English, German, Italian and Turkish, while also understanding French and Arabic. He is a practicing Muslim, and said in an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper, “I do not think that I am a star and I never talk about money and my wealth.”

Besides being named one of the top five sexiest African sportsmen by television network DStv, Boateng has received many other honorable titles. He was named the United Nation’s ambassador for anti-racism in 2013. According to the BBC, Kevin-Prince Boateng was appointed as the first global ambassador for the Federation Internationale de Football Association’s anti-discrimination task force and work alongside FIFA vice-president Jeffrey Webb at FIFA.

Boateng’s aggressive and competitive side got the best of him at the World Cup this year, and he was suspended from the team just hours before Ghana’s final match against Portugal. The team had a good run, and Kevin-Price is happily cheering for his brother, Jerome, as the German team continues to make its country proud.

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  1. Great article! Thanks for introducing us to one of the players in the World Cup! A real star!

  2. I’m always looking for spotlights like this during a big sport year! Kevin-Prince Boateng is the definition of a true athlete. Thanks for shedding light on this great athlete!  

  3. Awesome information, and a great read! I love hearing about stars who are modest and don’t like to boast about their skills or wealth!

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