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19.11.2019 Football News

KP Boateng Included In Portsmouth Team Of The Decade

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
KP Boateng Included In Portsmouth Team Of The Decade

Ghana and Fiorentina forward, Kevin Prince Boateng has been named in Portsmouth team of the decade.

The 32-year-old joined the club for a fee of £4 million from Borussia Dortmund in 2009.

Boateng made a huge impact at the club scoring his first goal against Bolton Wanderers.

However, he finished his only season at the club with three goals in 22 Premier League games as they were relegated amidst financial disarray.

In May 2010, Portsmouth played Chelsea in the FA Cup Final, which Chelsea won 1–0.

Boateng had his penalty for Portsmouth saved in the 54th minute, four minutes before Didier Drogba scored Chelsea’s winning goal.

During the match, Boateng fouled Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack, injuring Ballack's ankle and ruling him out of the impending 2010 World Cup.

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.

The 32-year-old in 2010 joined Genoa from the Premier League side.

Below is the full team of the decade...
David James
Joel Ward
Ricardo Rocha
Matt Clarke
Enda Stevens
Ben Thompson
Jamie O’Hara
Jamal Lowe
Jed Wallace
Kevin-Prince Boateng
Frederic Piquionne