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Top Facts About Michael Ballack

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Well, if we are to Michael Ballack personal life, then we will surely let you know about Michael Ballack net worth, Michael Ballack childhood, Michael Ballack parents and siblings, Michael Ballack wife and so on.

What about Michael Ballack children? How many children does he have if any? That we also cover. And we would surely let you know about

Michael Ballack transfer market stats

too.

Also we will let you know about Michael Ballack net worth, Michael Ballack salary and his social media accounts - we mean the number of followers he has on social media and how active he is on them.

Top Facts About Michael Ballack You Might Not Know

We are to cover almost all the

facts about Michael Ballack

in this post. As we already mentioned, it is concerned almost with all the aspects of Michael Ballack personal life.

Michael Ballack Childhood and Parents

Born on September 26, 1976 in the East Germany town, Gorlitz, Michael Ballack is the only son of Stephan and Karin Ballack. His father, Stephan, was an engineer and also a third-division footballer, and his mother, a secretary and a swimmer. Unfortunately, there are no more information at hand about

Michael Ballack parents

. For instance, we don’t know if they are still alive or how old they are.

When Michael Ballack was 7 his family moved to Chemnitz and it was there that the young Ballack started playing football. His parents sent him to the Chemnitz FC youth academy where he played for 12 years between 1983 and 1995 until he was 19. Then he served Chemnitzer FC II - Chemnitzer FC team that compete in the fourth tier of German football league system - and

Chemnitzer FC

between 1995 and 1997 before he joined FC Kaiserslautern.

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Michael Ballack Stats

As for

Michael Ballack stats

, we should say he actually served 5 clubs during his career, namely Chemnitzer FC, FC Kaiserslautern, Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern Munich, and Chelsea, in fact in chronological order, and scored a total of 148 goals in the 604 appearances that he made for them across all competitions. So, Ballack’s overall goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.24 which means he scored almost one goals (exactly 0.96) in every 4 appearances that he made during his club career.

From among all the clubs Ballack served during his career,

Bayern Munich

is the club he scored the most number of goals for and has the best goal-to-appearance ratio with: He actually scored 62 goals for Bayern in the 157 appearances that he made for them between 2002 and 2006 which gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.39 meaning that the retired German footballer scored almost two goals (exactly 1.95) in every 5 appearances that he made for the Bavarians.

However, Ballack made the most number of his career appearances not for Bayern, but for Chlesea. He actually made 166 appearances for the Premier League club, but only managed scored 25 goals for them. Maybe he was not used to the style of English football? Maybe. Ballack also served both Germany U21 and Germany senior national team between 1996 and 2010.

For the former he made 19 appearances and scored 7 goals between 1996 and 1998 and for the latter he made 98 appearances and scored 42 goals between 1999 and 2010. Quite good for a midfielder; he actually achieved the best goal-to-appearance ratio with the German national team (0.42), and if he managed to scored 7 more goals for them we could say he had scored one goal in every 2 appearances for his country’s national team.

Michael Ballack Transfer Market Stats

Part of the

facts about Michael Ballack

is surely concerned with his transfer market stats. As for Michael Ballack transfer market stats, we should say that the player’s value increased during his career but not by much. He actually left his mother club, Chemnitzer FC, for FC Kaiserslautern for a mere transfer fee of €75,000, and just in two years later in 1999, he joined Bayer Leverkusen for a transfer fee which was more than four times higher than his first: €4 million.

And again in 3 years later in July 2002, when he was at the peak of his performance, Ballack joined Bayern Munich for a transfer fee of €6 million. Although not much higher than Ballack’s previous transfer fee, it was actually the highest amount he was transferred for and actually the last time he was transferred for a fee. Although he later joined

Chlesea

in 2006 and again Bayer Leverkusen in 2010, both of these moves were on free transfer.

Michael Ballack Wife and Children

Delving more into facts about Michael Ballack, we reach one of Michael Ballack personal life aspects: Michael Ballack wife and children. As for Michael Ballack wife, we should say he actually married his long-time girlfriend, Simone Lambe, in July 2008, but just four years later in 2012, the couple got divorced after having three children together.

They say there were 400 guests present at their marriage ceremony among them was also the legendary German footballer, Franz Beckenbauer. And before their marriage? Ballack and Lambe dated each other for ten years before they got married. They actually knew each other from the time they lived in East Germany when Lambe worked as a waitress.

As for

Michael Ballack children

, we should say although divorced, Ballack and Lambe have three children together: Louis, born in 2001, now 20 years old, Emilio, born in 2002, now 19 years old, and Jordi born in 2005, now 16 years old. And what did Ballack do after his separation from Lambe? Has he dated anyone else? The answer is yes. He actually dated the Lebanese model, Natacha Tannous, from 2015 to 2019 but they don’t have any children together. There is also no information at hand if Ballack has dated anyone else after Natacha Tannous.

Michael Ballack Honors and Achievements

Surely part of the

facts about Michael Ballack

is concerned with his honors and achievements during his footballing career. Although Michael Ballack is not among the most decorated German footballers, he has won a number of club trophies with almost every team that he served during his career. If you don’t count the number of times he finished runner-up with a team in a tournament as a trophy, then Michael Ballack has won exactly 14 club trophies during his career most of which - actually 7 - has been with Bayern Munich.

And the rest? You might probably guess that it has been with Chelsea. Yea! That’s right! He has won 6 club trophies with Chelsea among them are one Premier League and 3 FA Cups. Still one remains, and that is the trophy Ballack won with Kaiserslautern; actually the

Bundesliga

title in 1997-98 season.

Other than club trophies, Ballack has also a number of individual awards to his name among which are three German Footballer of the Year awards in 2002, 2003, and 2005, and a UEFA Club Midfielder of the Year award in 2002. Despite all this, Ballack has never won a trophy with the German national team. He only managed to finish runner-up or on the third place a few times with his country’s national team among which is 2002 when he finished runner-up in the FIFA World Cup.

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Michael Ballack Net Worth and Salary

If we are to cover all the top facts about Michael Ballack, then we will never skip one of the most important aspects of Michael Ballack personal life:

Michael Ballack net worth

and salary. Well, about Michael Ballack net worth, we should say it’s something between 25 and 30 million dollars. Ballack also owns a $45,000 Ferrari 458.

As for

Michael Ballack salary

, since Ballack’s current job is not known and he also doesn’t work as a manager, then his current salary is also not known to us, however, they say Michael Ballack salary when he joined Chelsea in 2006 was something around $164,000 a week which translates to $23,500 a day, $656,000 a month and $7.8 million a year. And as far as we know, Michael Ballack has signed two endorsement contracts with the foreign exchange and commodities brokerage, HotForex, and the online travel company, Ab-in-den-Urlaub.de, but how much he earns from these endorsements is not yet revealed.

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Michael Ballack Style of Play and Retirement

Michael Ballack is tall, no doubt, and you should probably know that tall players are often good in the air and a threat when it comes to set pieces. The same case was with Ballack during his footballing time. He was not only good in the air but also a physically commanding player with an excellent passing ability that helped him send accurate long passes.

Ballack was also known for his intelligence and technical abilities on the pitch as well as his powerful shots with both feet. His international coach in 2011, Joachim Low, once described him as a player capable of asserting authority and calm on the pitch.

It might be interesting for you to know that Ballack started his career as a defender - actually a sweeper, but later on, when he moved to

Bayer Leverkusen

in 1999, his then manager, Christoph Daum, preferred to make use of Ballack’s services in the middle of the pitch and that really worked, because later, he also proved successful even in deeper positions in the midfield when at Chelsea. Ballack could actually play in any position in the midfield.

And what about Ballack’s retirement? He actually said goodbye to the world of football on October, 2, 2012. A farewell match was held in Ballack’s honor on June 5, 2013, at Leipzig’s home stadium, Red Bull Arena, where the two teams, World Eleven and the Friends of Ballack, met each other. In that game, Ballack scored a hat trick - actually his career’s second hat trick, and the interesting thing here is that he scored two of his goals for the Friends of Ballack team and his third one for the World Eleven which actually helped the team win the game 4-3!

Michael Ballack Social Media Accounts

Part of the top facts about Michael Ballack is surely concerned with

Michael Ballack social media accounts

. Well, as for

Michael Ballack Instagram account

, we should say he has almost one million followers (exactly 957,600 as of today January 20, 2021) on the social media platform with 212 posts sent and 53 people whom he already follows among them are the Iranian footballer, Ali Karimi, Andrea Pirlo, Carlos Puyol, and the Portuguese former top footballer, Deco.

On

his Facebook account

, Michael Ballack has fewer followers; actually more than 702,000 and also more than 446,000 people have liked his Facebook page. And what about

Michael Ballack Twitter account

? He has actually much less followers on Twitter: Only around 209,000 followers, however, the interesting fact is that although Ballack has joined Instagram and Twitter both around the same time - actually in 2015, he’s been much more active on the latter with 1510 tweets posted as of today versus only 212 posts, as mentioned above, on the former.

Fast Facts About Michael Ballack

Here are some fast facts about Michael Ballack (including

Michael Ballack age

and some of his body measurements):

  • Michael Ballack is exactly 44 years, 3 months, and 25 days as of today (January 20, 2021)

  • Michael Ballack is 1.88m tall and weighs 80Kg.

  • Michael Ballack was named on the FIFA 100 list - the list of the greatest living footballers for the 100th anniversary of FIFA foundation composed  by the Brazilian legend, Pele - in 2002.

  • Michael Ballack captained both Chelsea and the German national team sometime during his career; actually between 2004 and 2010.

  • Michael Ballack is Christian by religion and Catholic by faith.

  • Michael Ballack’s zodiac sign is Libra.

  • Michael Ballack has no siblings. He’s the only son of his parents.

  • Michael Ballack helped the German national team advance to the 2002 World Cup final by the winning goals he scored for them against South Korea in semi finals, however, he couldn’t help Germany beat Brazil in the final and win the competition.

  • Michael Ballack has no tattoo on his body.

  • They say Michael Ballack’s favorite color is white.

Michael Ballack’s jersey number was 13 at all the clubs he served during his career, except for one:

FC Kaiserslautern

where he wore Jersey No. 3.

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