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Michael Ballack

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26, 1976
Gorlitz, Germany
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Gorlitz, Germany


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.


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.