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Michael Ballack

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Birthday
26, 1976
Birthplace
Gorlitz, Germany
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthplace
Gorlitz, Germany

About

Former German midfielder who played for Chelsea and Bayern Munich amongst other teams while serving as captain of the German national team; named UEFA Club Midfielder of the Year in 2002 and German Footballer of the Year in 2002, 2003, and 2005; became a sports analyst for ESPN after retirement.

Before Fame

He began his youth career with Chemnitz in 1983.

Trivia

He had a very successful career with the German national team, scoring 2 game-winning goals to help lead Germany to the World Cup finals in 2002, and also took the team to the semi-finals at the 2006 World Cup.

Family Life

He had three children with his wife Simone Lambe.

Associated With

He played alongside Frank Lampard on Chelsea from 2006 to 2010.