|Date of birth||September 26, 1976 (46 years old)|
|Born in||Gorlitz, Germany|
|profession||former soccer player|
|children||3 (Louis, Emilio †18, Jordi)|
How rich is Michael Ballack?
Michael Ballack was born on September 26, 1976 in Görlitz in the former GDR. Ballack captained the German national team for a number of years. During his time at Bayer Leverkusen, FC Chelsea London, 1. FC Kaiserslautern and FC Bayern Munich , the gifted footballer won five championships. In 2012, Michael Ballack ended his football career at Bayer 04 Leverkusen. In recent years he has been in the public eye as a football expert for the American broadcaster ESPN. Michael Ballack ‘s net worth is estimated at €30 million .
Born in Görlitz in the GDR, his footballing career began at BSG Motor “Fritz Heckert” Karl-Marx-Stadt. In 1988, Ballack switched to the large neighboring club FC Karl Marx Stadt, now known as Chemnitzer FC. In 1997 there was a change from the third division team to 1. FC Kaiserslautern. In his first season , 1997/1998, Michael Ballack made his Bundesliga debut in a game against Karlsruher SC . At the end of the inaugural season with 16 appearances was the championship – a novelty for a climber. The midfielder became a regular in the second season.
In 1999 he switched to Bayer 04 Leverkusen . In central midfield, Michael Ballack was considered the creative center. In his time from 1999 to 2002 at the Werkself club from the Ruhr area, he only managed second places – the star had waited in vain for a title since the championship in the inaugural season.
Then in 2002 the German midfielder had to choose between FC Bayern Munich and Real Madrid – the choice fell on the German series champion. The next titles came during his time at Bayern Munich . Three more championships followed. In addition, the Görlitzer was three times German Cup winner. After his departure from the German record champions had been announced for a long time, the change was made in 2006. Michael Ballack had toyed with a move abroad throughout his career and ultimately settled on Chelsea FC where he made his fortune.
In 2006, the free midfield star signed a contract at Stamford Bridge in the English capital. Ballack became the new top earner in the English Premier League at Chelsea London . After three cup wins and a championship in England, the playmaker returned to Germany in 2010. During his two-year contract, he ended his career with Bayer 04 Leverkusen.