Midfield general Boateng was already an experienced Premier League player when City lured him from Middlesbrough in July 2008, and in his first game he set the standard for his two year spell at the KC with a high octane display of tackles, passes and injuries that failed to quell his eagerness to play the game. He had spells out of the side during both seasons as the long years of his career took their toll on his fitness, but City always looked stronger and more energetic with Boateng in the team.
Born in Ghana, Boateng moved to Holland and cut his professional teeth in Rotterdam with Excelsior and Feyenoord. At the age of 23 he signed for Coventry City, then two years later he switched to Aston Villa where he spent a further three seasons. It was after a six year spell at Middlesbrough that Boateng signed for the Tigers.
On his release from City, Boateng had a short spell in Greece at Skoda Xanthi, before a return to England beckoned with a final injury-ravaged season at Nottingham Forest. He then ended his professional career in 2013 at Malaysian side T-Team. Boateng went on to briefly manage Malaysian side Kelantan, returning to England in 2018 to take up youth coaching roles at Blackburn Rovers and then Aston Villa.
Boateng earned four senior caps for the Netherlands, to add to his 18 caps at under-21 level.
Date/Place of Birth: 5 September 1975, Nkawkaw (Ghana)
Hull City First Game: 16 August 2008, Fulham H (Premier League), 32 years, 346 days old
Hull City Final Game: 9 May 2010, Liverpool H (Premier League), 34 years, 246 days old
Excelsior (1994-1995), Feyenoord (1995-1998), Coventry City (1998-1999), Aston Villa (1999-2002), Middlesbrough (2002-2008), Hull City (2008-2010), Skoda Xanthi (2010-2011), Nottingham Forest (2011-2012), T-Team (2012-2013)
Hull City Record
Career: 56 apps, 1 goalsGeorge Boateng
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