LB presents the Full Story of a Football Genius best known by the Nickname; “Jero”. Our Jerome Boateng Childhood Story plus Untold Biography Facts brings to you a full account of notable events from his childhood time till date. The analysis involves his life story before fame, family life and many OFF and ON-Pitch little-known facts about him.
Yes, everyone knows about his defensive versatility but few consider our Jerome Boateng’s Biography which is quite interesting. Now without further adieu, let’s Begin.
Jerome Boateng Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts –Early Life
Jérôme Agyenim Boateng was born on the 3rd day of September 1988 in West Berlin, Germany. He was born to his German mother, Martina Boateng, and Ghanaian father, Prince Boateng, (Sr) meaning he is Afro-German. Below is little Jerome and Martina his mother.
Jerome grew up with his elder half-brother Kevin-Prince Boateng. Along with their elder brother, George, the Boatengs grew up in Berlin. George and Kevin-Prince came from a different mother and they lived in Wedding, one of the city’s poorer areas, and Jérôme lived with his father and mum in a more affluent area. Although they lived apart, the three brothers were close and would meet at weekends and in school holidays to play football together. On the occasion of one of such meetings, Jerome and his brother Kevin took the photograph.
Jerome was arguably the least talented footballer in the family growing up, but what he may have lacked in ability, he compensated for with application.
“I grew up in a different area of Berlin to my two brothers, but that made me change my game and become a bit harder”. He once said.
Jerome possessed a steely determination to make his dreams of becoming a professional footballer come true and his ambitions were not just a passing fancy. His youth career story is interesting, if not uncommon – that of a determined child who became blessed with extraordinary talent and became more successful than his brothers who were initially betteroff. Jerome, although the same age, but was bigger and taller than his youth teammates. As seen in the photo below, Jerome was an FC Barcelona fan during his childhood days.
He started his career at Hertha BSC which is known to have bred lots of stars. where he developed from the youth ranks to the main team. After his first season at Hertha, his performances caught the eye of many coaches across the globe and he was later signed for Hamburger SV where he established himself as an integral part of the team. He helped Hamburg reach the two consecutive UEFA Europa League semi-finals. After an unsuccessful season in England with Manchester City, he joined Bayern Munich in 2011 and has since won domestic and European honours with the club. The rest, as they say, is now history.
Jerome Boateng Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts –Relationship Life
Although he was known to have dated many ladies. But officially, Jerome Boateng started his first public relationship with Sherin Senler who is a German fashion designer. Their relationship took them from bestie status to true lovers.
Boateng got engaged to his long-time girlfriend Sherin Senler and both have two children together namely; Soley and Lamia who are twin girls born on the 8th of March 2011.
Relationship Issues: The pair separated for a couple of years, following allegations of Jerome Boateng’s infidelity. Boateng allegedly had a wild night at the Pentahotel in Berlin with lingerie model Gina-Lisa Lohfink (pictured below) who was a former contestant of Germany’s Next Topmodel.
Photographers took pictures of the meeting between the top football player and the busty model pictured in the middle above. Their union were messed up so badly that they could only communicate through their lawyers. By the end of 2013, the love flame apparently reignited between Boateng and the woman he had twins with. They gave their love a second chance which became even better. Spring 2014 was when Jerome Boateng asked beautiful Sherin Senler, or Sherin Sendler as she is sometimes called, to marry him. This was the years of Rio 2014.
Jerome Boateng’s twin daughters Soley and Lamia were at the centre of attraction during the Rio 2014 FIFA WorldCup victory celebrations as they joined their dad and other footballer’s wag to celebrate victory moment. Starting off, below is Soley and Lamina with Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend immediately after the final wistle.
Without a doubt, the German team must be a truly united team as even Soley and Lamia could also play around with the Golden Boy of the tournament, Mario Gotze. Below is an appealing photo of Gotze and Soley.
The twins were not left out as all eyes were not only centred on Gotze and his girlfriend during the FIFA 2014 jubilation moment.
Jerome Boateng Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts: Family Life
As stated before, Boateng has a German mother and a Ghanaian father. He comes from a wealthy family. His father, Prince Boateng, left Ghana in 1981 hoping for a break in Germany, where he wanted to study administration. However, he was unsuccessful and he ended up disc jockeying and working as a waiter. Below is Prince-Boateng Snr and his sons Kevin and Jerome when they were very little.
Mother: Below is Martina Boateng and her cute son, Jerome Boateng back in his youthful days.
Martina was responsible for the breakup of Prince-Boateng Snr and his first wife Christine Rahn who happens to be the mother of Jerome’s elder brothers, Kevin Prince and George.
Brother: George and half-brother Jérôme are his only brothers. The oldest brother was said to be the most talented, the middle brother has made the most headlines in world football and the youngest brother has won the World Cup and the Champions League. Together they add up to quite a family.
Despite the subsequent success of Jérôme and Kevin-Prince, at a time George was thought to be the most talented of the three. However, his own footballing career was restricted to a handful of appearances for a local amateur outfit. After a spell in prison, he turned his attention to a career in hip-hop. He is the founder of BTNG Music and Warner Music record label.
NOTE: (This George Boateng is not to be confused with the other George Boateng, the Holland international of Ghanaian descent who played for Feyenoord, won the League Cup with Middlesbrough and also turned out for Coventry City, Aston Villa, Hull City and Nottingham Forest).
Sister: Avelina Boateng pictured below is Jerome Boateng’s sister.
She is an actress, born and raised in Berlin, Germany but lives in New York, USA.
Alvina is also a passionate singer, dancer and storyteller. As an actress, she is known for her comedy Kids (2002), Lollipop Monster (2011) and Deutschland tanzt (2016).
Uncle: Robert Kwabena Boateng is an uncle to Jerome Boateng.
He is a retired Ghanaian professional footballer who once played as a midfielder for the Glo Premier League club Ashanti Gold SC spanning a career between 1995 and 2003.
Jerome Boateng Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts –Friend to Jay Z
Boateng was named Best Dressed Man by Germany’s GQ magazine in 2015. This accolade made him to begin rubbing shoulders with musicians such as Ice Cube and Drake and later on, signing to Roc Nation in the United States, a talent agency run by rap star Jay Z.
He also takes an active interest in charitable causes, supporting his brother George in raising awareness of Down’s syndrome.
Jerome Boateng Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts –Tattoo
For Jerome, The Bayern Munich star (as at the time of writing) has never hidden his love for his dad and Ghana. Jerome has a tattoo of an African map with Ghana inscribed in it despite never visiting his fatherland. However, the tattoo shows a deep connection to his roots.
In his words…“The tattoo started when I was 16-year-old,” Jerome said. I was with my two older brothers and they said ‘today we are all going to do the same tattoo but don’t tell your mother. So we all went and had our bodies tattooed. It was the continent of Africa with Ghana inside.”
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