Michael Ballack Biography

( 1976 - )
January 3, 2019
First published on:January 3, 2019
by Sam

Facts of Michael Ballack

Date of Birth: 1976, September 26
Age: 42 years old
Birth Nation: Germany
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Birth Name Michael Ballack
Birth Place Görlitz, East Germany
Famous Name Michael Ballack
Horoscope Libra
Father Stephan Ballack
Mother Karin Ballack
Net Worth $30 million dollars
Salary $8 million dollars
Career Earnings $30 million dollars
No. of Twitter Followers 185k
No. of Instagram Followers 800k
Weight 85 kg
Nationality German
Profession retired football player
Famous for football
Started career as football player
Married to Simone Lambe
Divorce Simone Lambe
Children Louis Ballack, Jordi Ballack, Emilio Ballack
Girlfriend Natacha Tannous

Michael Ballack is a retired German football player who is among the top goal scorers in the history of the German national team. Ballack was known for his passing range, powerful shot, physical strength and commanding presence in midfield.  Michael Ballack played for clubs like Chemnitzer FC II, Chemnitzer FC, 1. FC Kaiserslautern II, 1. FC Kaiserslautern, Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, etc.

 

As a football player, Michael Ballack reportedly earned around $8 million as his yearly salary. Further, Michael Ballack has an estimated net worth of over $30 million.

Michael Ballack's Early Life

Michael Ballack was born on 26 September 1976, in Görlitz, East Germany to parents, Stephan Ballack and Karin Ballack. As per his nationality, he is German. Further, his star sign is Libra.

There is less information regarding Michael Ballack's educational background, where he studied and graduated from.

Michael Ballack's Professional Life

In 1995, Ballack earned his first professional contract. He made his professional debut on 4th August 1995 on the first day of the new 2. Bundesliga season. He made 16 appearances for FC Kaiserslautern during the season as the club became the first-ever newly promoted team to lift the Bundesliga title. In 1999, he moved to Bayer Leverkusen at age 22.

CAPTION: Michael Ballack playing for Chelsea SOURCE: Daily Star

Ballack finished with a total of  17 league goals and his performance over the season led to him being voted into the UEFA.com users' Team of 2002 as well being named German Footballer of the Year. He signed with Bayern Munich in a 12.9 million euros deal in 2002. In the third season, Ballack enjoyed success in the 2004-05 season. He scored 61 goals in total in the Bundesliga.

CAPTION: Michael Ballack playing for Germany in World Cup SOURCE: SSBG - WordPress.com

In 2006, Ballack joined English Premier League club, Chelsea. He played four seasons with the club and returned to his former club Bayer Leverkusen in 2010. He played two years for the club.

Regarding Ballack's international career, he debuted for the Germany national under-21 team on 26 March 1996. He played for the German team in 1996 World Cup, 2002 World Cup, 2006 World Cup and 2010 World Cup. Furthermore, he played in UEFA Euro 2000, Euro 2004 and Euro 2008. He announced his retirement in October 2012.

During Euro Cup 2012, the 2014 World Cup, and Euro Cup 2016, Ballack worked as a studio analyst for ESPN, often alongside Alexi Lalas.

Michael Ballack's Personal Life

Ballack married his long-time girlfriend, Simone Lambe on 14 July 2008. The couple has three children named Louis, Emilio, Jordi. However, the couple divorced in 2012.

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As of current time, Ballack has been dating Lebanese Natacha Tannous since 2015. Their relationship is going on strong without no signs of separation.

Michael Ballack's Salary and Net Worth

As of 2018, Michael Ballack has an estimated net worth of over $30 million dollars. He had an average salary of $8 million dollars annually when he was playing football.

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Michael Ballack so far has made earnings of $30 million dollars from his entire soccer career.

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Other than being a retired football player, Michael Ballack is pretty famous in social media. He has 800k Instagram followers and 185k Twitter followers.

Facts and stats of Michael Ballack

Michael Ballack was not only a world-class athlete but also has a very attractive individual. He is 6 feet 2 inches in height and weighs around 85 kg.


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