(born 6 March 1987), is a German born
who plays as a midfielder
for Serie A
Boateng is also a member of the Ghanaian national team
, having earned a regular place in the starting team.
A player with dual German
(since 2010) nationality, Boateng is a central midfielder
. He has been described as having "skill and pace complemented by advanced tactical awareness and a powerful physique." He started his career with the youth club Reinickendorfer Füchse
, and then signed for Hertha BSC
Boateng was with Hertha from 1 July 1994 when he was just seven years old to 31 July 2007. After emerging from the youth team set-up, he played for the reserves for two seasons. He was twice sent off, but he won a call-up to the first team squad in the 2005–06 season. He made his debut against Eintracht Frankfurt
in the second round of the 2005–06 Bundesliga
season, being brought on at the start of the second half. He impressed during that game, and was on the fringe of the first team from then on, despite barely being 18 years old. Boateng continued his rise, and started his first Bundesliga game in the 2–2 draw against Borussia Mönchengladbach
in the 14th round of the Bundesliga season.
Boateng identifies Pelé
as his role models, occasionally imitating the Brazilian duo with crowd-pleasing moments. His love of playing to the gallery... Read More