Kevin-Prince Boateng has revealed how he got his interesting first name

Kevin-Prince Boateng has revealed how he got his interesting first name

German-born Ghanaian midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng who currently plays for Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt has revealed that he doesn’t like his first name and that it was given by mistake.

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Kevin-Prince Boateng

He disclosed that he dislikes his first name because of an error on his birth certificate which stopped him from being called Kelvin-Prince.

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The player said in an interview with local station HIT Radio FFH that “I don’t like my first name,” while explaining why he had only “Prince” on his shirt.

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“I should have been called Kelvin that would have been a top name: Kelvin-Prince.”

“That was a mistake on the birth certificate – no one knows that.

“I wouldn’t have had to play football then, because that name alone is already stellar, and then they wrote it wrong in the hospital.

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“That’s why I am called Kevin and it stayed that way.

“My mum had surgery right after the birth and couldn’t intervene.”

Kevin-Prince Boateng has made 15 appearances for the Ghana Black Stars and has scored 2 goals for the senior national team.

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