Michael Ballack

Michael Ballack

Michael Ballack

  • Date of Birth: 26 September 1976
  • Birthplace: Görlitz, Görlitz, East Germany

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      Michael Ballack makes big claim about Antonio Conte's replacement

      Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack believes Thomas Tuchel will only consider the Blues job, if they are able to finish in the Champions League positions next term.

      Atakan Akkaynak

      Bayer Leverkusen have produced some of Germany's best young players in recent times and have brought through yet another wonderkid in midfielder Atakan Akkaynak. The 18-year-old central midfielder, comfortable playing in defensive or offensive positions, is one of the best young players in Germany and has represented the country's under-17's, 18's and 16's sides.

      Ballack backs Chelsea to sign Leonardo Bonucci

      Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack feels Leonardo Bonucci would be an added boost to the Blues' backline, should he make the move to Stamford Bridge.

      Germany Rising

      The momentum has been building for a good few years now. Joachim Low has built a squad that is ready to bring the World Cup back to Germany.

      Michael Ballack staggered by Mesut Ozil criticism

      Former German international Michael Ballack has revealed that he is surprised by how Mesut Ozil has been treated in recent weeks. 

      A transitional season awaits

      It was a remarkably strange close season as some of the biggest names in English football called time on their careers; this wasn't just big names on the pitch but also a notable managerial retirement too...

      Bayer Leverkusen to end Ballack contract

      The CEO of Bayer Leverkusen, Wolfgang Holzhauser, has told reporters that Michael Ballack is free to leave the club in search of first team football. Ballack, formerly of Chelsea, has been linked with a return to England.

      Ballack heads for Leverkusen exit door

      Bayer Leverkusen have confirmed that Michael Ballack will be free to quit the club this summer. The former Chelsea midfielder has been told that he is no longer needed at the club and the 35-year-old is expected to have talks with other teams this week.

      Michael Ballack to quit Leverkusen

      Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Michael Ballack has admitted that he is to quit the BayArena in the summer, once his contract with the club expires. The former German international is expected to receive offers from Greece and Turkey.

      Chelsea: Ballack off to Dubai?

      Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack has emerged as a shock target for several Dubai clubs. The midfielder is currently out of contract at Stamford Bridge.

      Ballack praises Chelsea spirit

      Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack has praised the excellent spirit in the squad after watching the team go five points clear at the top of the Premiership. Sunday's 1-0 victory over Man Utd did much to inspire and improve confidence as Chelsea look to retain the Premiership crown.

      Chelsea chasing Witsel

      Chelsea are apparently monitoring the progress of promising youngster Axel Witsel. The Belgium international had yet another cracking season for Standard Liege.

      Chelsea chasing Pirlo?

      Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari is reportedly interested in signing AC Milan midfielder Andrea Pirlo this January, and could pay up to £20 million for the privilege.

      FIFA World Player award shortlist

      FIFA have released the FIFA World Player 2008 shortlist, and Cristiano Ronaldo is very much at the top of the favorites list.

      Preview: Man City vs Chelsea

      Robinho will be given his first start in today's game at the City of Manchester Stadium, whilst Luiz Felipe Scolari is set to experience his first trip to Manchester - and against Mark Hughes.

      Ballack eyes four trophies

      Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack believes his side are more than capable of achieving the ultimate goal of winning all four trophies - the quadruple - including winning the Champions League.

      Xavi Names Euro 2008 Best Player

      The UEFA technical committee for Euro 2008 has named its 23-man squad of the tournament. In addition, Spain midfielder Xavi Hernandez has been named as the best player of the tournament.

      Ballack eyes Chelsea stay

      Germany international midfielder Michael Ballack has revealed for the first time that he would like to stay at Chelsea for the remainder of his career.

      Scolari praise for Ballack

      Portugal boss Luiz Felipe Scolari has piled praise on Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack. Scolari is expected to keep Ballack as an important part of the Chelsea first team.

      Ballack 'has point to prove'

      According to VfB Stuttgart midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger, Michael Ballack has a big point to prove to his new Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari. Ballack has shown in Euro 2008 that he is in good form.