Few professionals can boast a journey quite like that of Kevin-Prince Boateng. His is a career that has taken in the heights of La Liga, the Bundesliga, the Premier League, and Serie A, but it’s not been without its fair share of adversity along the way, as we found out when he took his place on the other side of the mike for Episode 5 of our UNMARKED podcast.

A man of character and charisma, Episode 05 of UNMARKED sees the one and only Kevin-Prince Boateng on the other side of the mike. A journeyman who has enjoyed the richness and experience that has come with his travels across Europe in what has been a storied career, his is a tale that takes in the likes of Barcelona, AC Milan, Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham Hotspur among numerous others. But it’s not all been plain sailing, with adversity and obstacles along the way requiring dedication, graft, mental strength.

Talking the education of football and the man he has become, we discuss his journey, his aspirations and how he wants to be remembered. Going to the heart of his story, this episode explores how he found who he was and with his own words he expresses what it was like to grow up in Germany, experience Ghana then adventure the world through football. We talk Milan, the impact of social media, the excess of football and how he handled the highs as well as the lows.

Our conversation with Prince arrives as the latest episode of UNMARKED, our podcast that brings you conversations with footballers in their natural element, talking about life on and off the pitch, their interests and more. Hosted by 'Out Of Home' – a collective of four Londoners based in Amsterdam who ask real questions that real fans want to hear – it's a chance to celebrate black culture in football and shine a light on poignant social issues in the game.

Listen to Episode 5 with Kevin-Prince Boateng here.

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I wanted people to look back and say ‘This was a good guy, he was cool, and he fought for something more important than just scoring a goal'”
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Mixed race kids, we don’t really know who we are. We don’t know where we’re from, because I was born in Germany, but they didn’t really love me. Then I went to Ghana, but it was difficult for me as well because I didn’t know the culture. So I didn’t know who I was”
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