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Michael Ballack
Michael Ballack (Confed-Cup 2005) cropped.jpg
Personal information
Full nameMichael Ballack
Date of birth26 September 1976 (1976-09-26) (age 43)
Place of birthGörlitz, East Germany
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing positionMidfielder
Club information
Current clubChelsea
Number13
Youth career
1983-1995Chemnitzer FC
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1995-1997
1997-1999
1999-2002
2002-2006
2006-
Chemnitzer FC
Kaiserslautern
Bayer Leverkusen
Bayern Munich
Chelsea
National team
1999-Germany
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Michael Ballack (born 26 September 1976 in Görlitz, Germany) is a German football player and is the current captain of the Germany national team. He currently plays for Chelsea, an English club.

Ballack started his career in a small club in Eastern Germany. He later turned to several German clubs, including Bayern Munich. In 2006/07 he arrived England to join the big club, Chelsea.

Ballack has attended the World Cup Twice in 2002 and 2006, but has not won it with the Germany national football team. He is considered as one of the strongest midfield players of the world. Also he is regarded as the current talent on German national team, and very few German football players achieve this.

Club career statistics

Club performance League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
GermanyLeague DFB-Pokal Premiere Ligapokal EuropeTotal
1995/96 Chemnitzer FC 2. Bundesliga 15 0 - - 15 0
1996/97 Regionalliga 34 10 - - 34 10
1997/98 Kaiserslautern Bundesliga 16 0 2 0 - - 18 0
1998/99 30 4 2 0 - 5 0 37 4
1999/00 Bayer Leverkusen Bundesliga 23 3 0 0 - 2 2 25 5
2000/01 27 7 2 0 - 5 1 34 8
2001/02 29 17 4 1 - 15 7 48 25
2002/03 Bayern Munich Bundesliga 26 10 5 4 - 7 1 38 15
2003/04 28 7 3 2 - 8 0 39 9
2004/05 27 13 4 3 - 9 2 40 18
2005/06 26 14 5 1 - 6 1 37 16
EnglandLeague FA Cup Football League Cup EuropeTotal
2006/07 Chelsea Premier League 26 5 3 1 6 0 10 2 45 8
2007/08 18 7 2 0 3 0 7 2 30 9
2008/09 29 1 6 3 1 0 10 0 46 4
2009/10 32 4 4 1 2 0 7 0 45 5
GermanyLeague DFB-Pokal Premiere Ligapokal EuropeTotal
2010/11 Bayer Leverkusen Bundesliga 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Country Germany 282 85 27 11 57 14 366 110
England 105 17 15 5 9 0 34 4 163 26
Total 387 102 42 16 9 0 91 18 510 136

International career statistics

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Germany national team
YearAppsGoals
1999 3 0
2000 9 0
2001 9 6
2002 11 6
2003 5 2
2004 13 8
2005 11 7
2006 14 6
2007 2 0
2008 12 4
2009 8 3
2010 1 0
Total 98 42

References