Michael Ballack is a former German football player who ranks among the top goal scorers in the country’s history. Michael Ballack was a midfielder who was known for his passing range, strong shot, physical strength, and commanding presence. Likewise, he played for a variety of teams, including Chemnitzer FC II, Chemnitzer FC, 1. FC Kaiserslautern II, 1. FC Kaiserslautern, Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, and others.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Michael Ballack was born in Görlitz, East Germany, on September 26, 1976, to Stephan and Karin Ballack. He is a German citizen, according to his nationality. In addition, his zodiac sign is Libra. He is 44 years old.
Michael Ballack’s educational history, including where he studied and graduated from, is less well-known.
Ballack signed his first professional contract in 1995. On the first day of the new 2. Bundesliga season, on August 4, 1995, he made his professional debut. During the season, he made 16 appearances for FC Kaiserslautern, who were the first newly promoted team to win the Bundesliga title. At the age of 22, he moved to Bayer Leverkusen in 1999.
Ballack ended the season with a total of 17 league goals, earning him a place in the UEFA.com Users’ Team of 2002 as well as the title of German Footballer of the Year. In 2002, he signed a 12.9 million euro contract with Bayern Munich. Ballack had a successful third season in the 2004-05 season. In total, he scored 61 goals in the Bundesliga.
Ballack joined Chelsea of the English Premier League in 2006. In 2010, he returned to his former club Bayer Leverkusen after four seasons with the club. He was a member of the club for two years.
Ballack made his international debut for the German national under-21 team on March 26, 1996. In the 1996 World Cup, the 2002 World Cup, the 2006 World Cup, and the 2010 World Cup, he was a member of the German squad. He also participated in the UEFA Euro 2000, Euro 2004, and Euro 2008 tournaments. In October of 2012, he announced his retirement.
Ballack served as a studio analyst for ESPN during Euro Cup 2012, the 2014 World Cup, and Euro Cup 2016, mostly alongside Alexi Lalas.
Michael Ballack has a net worth of over $30 million dollars as of 2018. When he was playing football, he earned an average of $8 million a year. Michael Ballack’s entire soccer career has earned him a total of $30 million dollars.
Ballack married Simone Lambe, his long-time girlfriend, on July 14, 2008. Louis, Emilio, and Jordi are the names of the couple’s three children. However, in 2012, the pair divorced. Ballack had dated Natacha Tannous, a Lebanese woman in 2015. As of now, he is single right now.
Body Measurement and Social Media
Michael Ballack was a world-class athlete who was also a very beautiful person. He stands 6 foot 2 inches tall and weighs about 85 kilograms.
Michael Ballack is well-known on social media in addition to being a former football player. He has 185k Twitter followers and 800k Instagram followers.