Thursday, April 5, 2012

Michael Ballack

Michael Ballack is a professional footballer from Germany. He is currently a midfielder for the Bundesliga team Bayer Leverkusen. 

Ballack also plays internationally for Germany, playing in 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cup as well as in European Championships in 2000, 2004 and 2008. 

He first played in Bundesliga for Kaiserslautern in 1997-99, then he moved to Bayer Leverkusen in 1999-2002, then to Bayern Munich from 2002 to 2006. He then joined Chelsea of the English Premier League in 2006, playing for the team for 3 years before returning to Leverkusen in the 2010 season. 

Born: September 26, 1976 in Gorlitz, East Germany
Height: 6' 2-1/2"
Weight: 80 kg

Achievements/Career Highlights:
  • Included by Pele in FIFA's 100 Greatest Living Players
  • UEFA Club Midfielder of the Year, 2002
  • German Footballer of the Year in 2002, 2003 and 2005
  • Worn the #13 shirt for every club he played with except Kaiserslautern

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