Profile Michael Ballack


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Full name: Michael Ballack
Jersey No.: 13
Team: Germany
Position: Midfield
Detailed position: Defensive midfielder, Attacking midfielder, Central midfielder
Date of birth: 26.09.1976
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 85 kg
Club: Chelsea
Caps: 83
Goals: 36

EURO 2008™ quick stats
Appearances: 2 Mins.
Played: 188
Goals scored: 0
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Wednesday 11 June 2008
That the atmosphere in the team is good can also be seen on Michael Ballack.
Today he squabbled with assistant coach Hans-Dieter Flick for a ball, in the end winning the 'battle' and running away with it laughing.
Tuesday 10 June 2008
Spent all of Monday in the hotel and rested.
Now he wants to push again.
Monday 09 June 2008
After a good showing against Poland, he was massaged at length today.
He would like to step things up again against Croatia.Sunday 08 June 2008Began strongly but fell off soon after.
Saturday 07 June 2008
Appeared relaxed and almost nonchalant as he has done often of late. His first impression is being anxiously awaited.
Thursday 05 June 2008
Germany's star Rudi Völler called him a symbolic figure.
Wednesday 04 June 2008
Was the last to enter the training ground today and looks very confident.
ProfileSkilful, two-footed and strong in the air, Michael Ballack is a talismanic midfield figure for his country.
The Germany captain has rediscovered his best form in recent months with Chelsea FC and is taking part in his third UEFA European Championship.
Bit-part player at UEFA EURO 2000™ but a regular four years later, scoring spectacular goal against Czech Republic.
Yet, however, to win a UEFA European Championship finals match.
Far more successful at FIFA World Cups – spearheaded Germany's run to 2002 final (for which he was suspended) with winning goals in quarter-final and semi-final; skippered team to third place on home soil in 2006.
Scored in all four matches at 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup – three penalties and extra-time free-kick winner in play-off win over Mexico (4-3).
Runner-up in UEFA Champions League, Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal with Bayer 04 Leverkusen in 2002.
Left Leverkusen for Bayern and won three domestic doubles in four seasons.
Voted German Footballer of the Year three times – 2002, 2003 and 2005 – second only to four-time winner Franz Beckenbauer.
Joined Chelsea on free transfer in 2006; UEFA Champions League runner-up again in 2007/08.Did you know?Ballack is the only player to have reached the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals with four different clubs – 1. FC Kaiserslautern, Leverkusen, Bayern and Chelsea

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