FORMER Tottenham, Barcelona and AC Milan cult hero Kevin-Prince Boateng has announced his retirement from football.
The 36-year-old most recently plied his trade for second division German side Hertha Berlin.
AP:Associated PressBoateng’s most iconic goal came against Arsenal in the 2012 Round of 16 of the Champions League[/caption]
The attacking midfielder announced his retirement on Instagram with a heartfelt video that looked back through his career as a player.
Boateng will no doubt be best remembered for his remarkable repertoire of goals – his most iconic coming in the 2012 Champions League for Ac Milan against Arsenal.
The midfielder started his career at Hertha, where he starred as a key member of the team’s youth sides before being snapped up by Tottenham in 2007.
The mercurial midfielder found starts hard to come by at the North London side and was soon shipped out to Borussia Dortund on loan in January 2009.
He then moved to Portsmouth permanently in the 2009 summer window and it was on the south coast that he first established himself as a key senior player.
He scored 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 – which they ultimately lost 1-0 to Chelsea.
His Portsmouth success then earned the Ghanaian a move to AC Milan where he would play arguably the best football of his career.
Here, he would be a part of the Milan side that won the 2010-11 scudetto title.
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