Ghanaian international Kevin-Prince Boateng has revealed how he has no love for his first name ‘Kevin’.
According to the former Las Pamas forward the name Kevin was a mistake on his birth certificate.
He says ”I should actually be Kelvin” and not Kevin as widely known in the world of football.
At Eintracht Frankfurt Kevin-Prince Boateng runs on the jersey only with the name “Prince” – for the native Berliner that has a good reason.
“I do not like my first name. That was a mistake in the birth certificate, nobody knows that yet. I should actually be Kelvin. That would of course have been a top name: Kelvin-Prince, “Boateng revealed speaking to German radio station HIT RADIO FFH on Thursday.
“I would not have had to play football at all, because the name alone is already stellar. And then they wrote that wrong in the hospital, “said the half-brother of World Champion Jerome Boateng further:” So my name was Kevin and then it stayed like that”.
”My mom was operated immediately after birth and could not intervene. I broke her pelvis when I came out. I really wanted to get out.”
The 30-year-old, the half-brother of Germany star Jerome Boateng, has played all 11 Bundesliga games for Eintracht since joining in August after a hurried departure for family reasons from Spanish club Las Palmas.
Boateng has played for AC Milan, Portsmouth, Tottenham Hotspur, Hertha Berlin and Schalke in a colourful career.
He made the last of his 15 appearances for Ghana at the 2014 World Cup, but left the tournament under a dark cloud after a row with the then coach.