" Kevin-Prince Boateng becomes the 14th African to play for Barcelona

Kevin-Prince Boateng becomes the 14th African to play for Barcelona

Ghana forward Kevin-Prince Boateng completed a loan switch from US Sassuolo to Barcelona on Monday, becoming the 14th African player to don the Blaugrana jersey.


The 31-year-old Ghana international has joined from Serie A club Sassuolo in a £1.8m deal which includes an option to buy for £7.1m in the summer.

Boateng became a vital cog for the Neroverdi after joining from Eintracht Frankfurt in the summer, scoring four goals in 13 games.

The former Tottenham Hotspurs attacker will be available for the first leg of Barcelona's Copa del Rey quarter-final clash against Sevilla on Wednesday night.

Boateng will hope to follow in the footsteps of Samuel Eto'o, Yaya Toure and Emmanuel Amunike as he becomes the 14th African to play for the Catalan club.

Below is the list of African players of Barcelona;

Wilfrid Kaptoum

The Cameroonian joined the Barcelona's youth ranks in 2008, aged 12, after a stint in Samuel Eto'o's foundation.He was subsequently loaned to neighbouring UE Sant Andreu, and in June 2014 was promoted to the reserves in Segunda División

Jean Marie Dongou

Born in Douala, Dongou joined FC Barcelona in 2008 at the age of 13, arriving through the Samuel Eto'o Foundation. He made his Segunda División debut for the B-team on 28 January 2012 when he still had not celebrated his 17th birthday, in a match against SD Huesca where he came on as an 85th-minute substitute for Rodri.

Samuel Eto