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Player Profile – Michael Ballack


Michael Ballack was born on the 26th of September 1976 in Görlitz, Germany and is a German football midfielder who plays for Chelsea of the English Premier League and is the captain of the German national team.

Ballack is among the top goal scorers in the history of his international team. Ballack has worn the number 13 shirt for every team he has played for except for 1. FC Kaiserslautern.

He was selected as one of FIFA’s 100 Greatest Living Players, and the UEFA Club Midfielder of the Year in 2002. He has won the German Footballer of the Year award three times 2002, 2003 and 2005.

Ballack agreed to join Chelsea on a free transfer on 15 May 2006. During his last season as a Bayern player there were rumours of interest from Manchester United, Real Madrid, Internazionale and A.C. Milan, but Ballack instead chose to go to Stamford Bridge. Shortly after arriving at Chelsea, Ballack stated that he hoped to end his career for Chelsea

Ballack married his wife, Simone Lambe, on 14 July 2008. The couple have three children together – Louis (born 2001), Emilio (born 2002) and Jordi (born 2005).

Full Name: Michael Ballack
Date of birth: 26 September 1976
Place of birth: Görlitz, East Germany
Height: 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position: Midfielder
Current club: Chelsea
Number: 13

Former Clubs

1995–1997: Chemnitzer FC II
1995–1997: Chemnitzer FC
1997–1999: 1. FC Kaiserslautern
1999–2002: Bayer Leverkusen
2002–2006: Bayern Munich
2006: Chelsea

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