He was promoted to the Hertha first team squad in the —06 season. Boateng made his first team debut in a 2—0 win against Eintracht Frankfurt in the second round of the —06 Bundesliga season on 13 August at the Olympic Stadium , being brought on at the beginning of the second half.
Dortmund were eager to sign Boateng permanently at the end of the season, but financial constraints prevented them from doing so.
Boateng claimed that Ballack slapped him in the face prior to this, and that he apologised to Ballack personally for the tackle which left him injured.
Boateng called the German media and the German national team players hypocrites for backing Ballack whilst ignoring his slap on the pitch.
On 23 October , Boateng came on as a half-time substitute against Lecce and scored three goals in 14 minutes. Milan had been 3—0 down at half-time, but went on to win the game 4—3.
Boateng is only the second player in the history of Serie A to score a hat-trick after coming on as a substitute. On 3 January , Milan was playing Italian Lega Pro 2 side Pro Patria in a mid-season friendly when Boateng and several other Milan players were the targets of racist chanting from a section of the Pro Patria crowd.
Boateng reacted by kicking the ball into the stands before leaving the pitch, and was followed off by his teammates. The match was subsequently abandoned.
Boateng made his debut for Schalke 04 in a 2—0 victory against Bayer Leverkusen. His contract with Schalke was terminated on 8 December As Schalke 04 terminated his contract in December , Boateng re-joined Milan on 5 January on a free transfer and signed a six-month contract.
On 2 August , Spanish La Liga club Las Palmas announced that they had reached an agreement with Boateng for his signature following his release from Milan.
On 16 August , Las Palmas announced that Boateng had cancelled his contract by the club by mutual consent, citing "irreversible personal reasons" for the decision.
On 18 August , Boateng completed his move to Eintracht Frankfurt on a three-year deal. On 5 July , Boateng signed with Sassuolo on a three-year deal.
Boateng holds a German passport , previously playing for the Germany national youth team. In June , Boateng told the German authorities that he was no longer interested in representing Germany.
Boateng received a Ghanaian passport  and switched his allegiance to Ghana in May ;   he has said that he feels more Ghanaian.
Boateng was selected as part of the Ghana squad for the World Cup in South Africa by head coach Milovan Rajevac ,  to fill in for the injured Michael Essien alongside defensive midfielder Anthony Annan.
Ghana held Germany to a 60th-minute lone goal and 1—0 win. In November , Boateng announced his international retirement, citing fatigue from travel at the age of 24 years, thus missing the chance to contest the Africa Cup of Nations.
On 26 June, Boateng was sent home and suspended from the Ghana squad for disciplinary reasons, only hours before the final group match against Portugal , after he was alleged to have verbally abused former manager James Kwesi Appiah during a team meeting.
Boateng is a quick, dynamic, physically strong and well-rounded midfielder , known for his aggression, eye for goal, long-range shooting ability, flair, footspeed, ball-juggling tricks, and dribbling skills.
He combines technical skill with speed of action which makes him more dangerous. Boateng was born in Berlin. He is divorced from his first wife Jenny  with whom he has a son, Jermaine-Prince.
Boateng is a keen singer and dancer,  and has said that his singing and dancing idol is Michael Jackson. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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The club, managed by former Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo, blamed a "lack of mutual trust" and told both players they can find new teams.
Midfielder Marco Hoger, who played the full 90 minutes against Cologne, has been suspended for a week. Sam was signed last summer from Bayer Leverkusen on a four-year contract while former Tottenham and Portsmouth player Boateng joined from AC Milan in on a three-year deal.
A club statement read: Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sidney Sam have been suspended with immediate effect. Schalke, who lost to Real Madrid in the Champions League last 16, still have two games remaining of the Bundesliga season.