Michael Ballack

Where is Michael Ballack now?

Considered by many as one of the greatest players in the modern game, Michael Ballack retired from playing in 2012 after a two year spell at former club Bayer Leverkeusen.

Playing over 600 domestic games and scoring 148 goals over a 17-year career, he won a number of trophies including the Bundesliga four times, the Premier League, the FA Cup and the League Cup.

A fan’s favourite at Chelsea, Ballack admitted in an interview in 2020 that he regretted leaving and wished he had retired at the West London club .

He left because at the time the club would only give players of his age a one-year contract and he wanted two years.
 
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He was also an important member of the Germany national side during the 2000’s winning 98 capsm scoring 42 goals and representing them in the 2000, 2004 and 2008 UEFA European Championships as well as the 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cup finals.

In retirement Ballack has concentrated in a career in broadcasting and has provided punditry for many television channels including the BBC, Sky Sports and most recently BT Sport.

The main network he provides punditry and analysis for is the US based sports channel ESPN.

Follow on Twitter @Ballack

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Michael Ballack: Premier League Statistics

NationalityGerman
PositionMidfielder
Appearances105
Goals17
Yellow Cards21
Red Cards2
Premier League Teams Played forChelsea

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com