Kevin Prince Boateng Names Ex Teammate Who Could Have Won Three Ballon D'Ors

Kevin Prince Boateng Names Ex Teammate Who Could Have Won Three Ballon D'Ors

Lukman Mumuni
November 21, 2023 at 12:27 AM
  • Kevin-Prince Boateng insists Mario Balotelli could have won the Ballon d'Or
  • The former Ghana midfielder disclosed that the Italian striker was very good
  • Balotelli left Inter Milan to join Man City after a trophy-laden spell

Former Ghana midfielder Kevin Prince Boateng believes ex-teammate Mario Balotelli had the potential of winning at least three Ballon d'Or awards.

Boateng and the Italian striker played together at AC Milan and AC Monza, where they both starred for the Rosonerris.

However, despite the huge potential of the striker, he never reached the level predicted.

Mario Baloetelli, Kevin Prince Boateng, Ghana, Italy
Mario Balotelli and Kevin-Prince Boateng celebrating a goal during their time at AC Monza. Credit: @ACMonza
Source: Twitter

Balotelli won the Golden Boy award after playing a pivotal role in the Inter Milan team that won the treble under Jose Mourinho.

His enormous talent saw him make a big money move to England, where he signed for Manchester City.

“I love Mario Balotelli, I think he could have won three Ballons d’Or,” Boateng told GOAL, as quoted by Daily Post.

Balotelli left Manchester City after three seasons to return to Italy, joining AC Milan, where he scored 26 goals in 43 appearances in the 2013/14 season.

His career took a nosedive after moving to France to sign for Nice and later played for Marseille before returning to Italy again to join Brescia.

These days, he plays for Adanaspor in Turkey, per Transfermarkt.

Boateng heaps praise on Lionel Messi

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Kevin-Prince Boateng described Messi's talent as unreal following his performance against Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League in 2019.

The former Ghana midfielder played alongside the legendary Argentine during his loan spell at Barcelona in the 2018/19 season.

Messi produced one of the best performances of his career during the first-leg game against Liverpool at Camp Nou on May 1, 2019, scoring a second-half brace as the Catalan giants strolled to a 3-0 win.

Boateng tips De Zerbi for success

Sports Brief also reported that Former Ghana midfielder, Kevin-Price Boateng claims Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi, is the best coach in the world.

The 36-year-old worked with the Italian manager during his days at Sassuolo, insisting De Zerbi's attention to detail helps players improve.

Boateng enjoyed one of the best moments of his career, at the age of 32, playing for De Zerbi.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.
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