Former Ghana midfielder, Kevin-Prince Boateng has announced his retirement from football at the age of 36.
Boateng hangs his boot after a career which saw him feature for various clubs across Europe, including AC Milan, Tottenham Hotspurs and Barcelona.
The best moment of his career came during his time at AC Milan where he played 114 games scoring 18 and assisting 16 other goals in two spells.
In a post on Instagram, Boateng confirmed his decision to retire, stating it is a wrap for the sport he loved.
“I LOVE YOU. But that’s a WRAP for me. Thank you FOOTBALL for everything,” he wrote.
He made 520 professional appearances, scoring 76 goals and providing 56 assists. He won five trophies, including the Italian Serie A and DFB Pokal.
At the national level, German-born Ghanaian despite playing for German youth national teams opted to represent Ghana and made 14 appearances scoring twice for the West African nation.
He represented the country at two World Cups and scored a crucial goal for the Black Stars at the 2010 World Cup when Ghana beat USA 2-1 to make it to their first quarter-finals appearance.
However, Boateng’s career with the Black Stars was short-lived following disciplinary issues.
He last played for boyhood club Hertha Berlin and was keen to help Hertha Berlin stay in the Bundesliga before retiring but his efforts did not yield the needed results as the club was relegated after the 2022/23 season.