7 Cool and Interesting Fun Facts about Michael Ballack’s Life

In this article, we will be sharing some cool and interesting facts about Michael Ballack. Michael Ballack was born on 26th September 1976. He was a professional footballer who mainly plays either at the position of central midfielder; He captained national team for the year of 2004.  On the club level, he has played from number of clubs including Chemnitzer FC, Kaiserslautern, Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern Munich and Chelsea. On the international level, he represents German national team. He has represented his national side in many key tournaments including FIFA World Cup for the year 2002 and 2006, UEFA European Championship for the year 2008 and FIFA Confederations Cup for the year 2005.

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COOL AND INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT MICHAEL BALLACK

 

  1. Three times winner of German Footballer of the Year Award

The most amazing fact about him is that, he is the winner of German Footballer of the Year Award. This award is considered to be one of the most prestigious awards in the game of football in Germany. Even interesting fact is that he has won this award not once, not twice but three times in his career. For the years he grabbed the award include 2002, 2003 and 2005.

 

  1. Amongst Top Goal Scorers for German Team

Another amazing fact about him is that, he is included amongst the top goal scorer in German national football team. He has played every time wearing shirt number 13 except for Kaiserslautem. He was also selected by Pele amongst the top FIFA’s 125 Greatest Living Players.

 

  1. Three times winner of Premier League

Another cool fact about Michael is that, he is the winner of Premier League Title. This title is considered to be one of the most prestigious titles in the game of football. Even interesting fact is that he has won this award not once, not twice but three times in his career. For the years he grabbed the title include 2009–10, 2006–07 and 2007–08.

interesting facts about Michael Ballack's life

  1. Worked as Studio Analyst

Another cool fact about Ballack is that, in addition to playing as a professional footballer he also worked as a studio analyst for famous sport channel ESPN. He covered important tournaments including Euro 2012, FIFA World Cup for the Year 2014 and Euro 2016.

 

 

  1. Personal facts

Some interesting personal facts about Michael Ballack are that, he is married to Simone Lambe. The couple has three children. Unfortunately, they divorced in 2012. He was the only child of his parents. His father name is Stephan who was an engineer and a professional footballer too whereas his mother named Karin worked as a secretary and was a swimmer. He has his surname from Sorbian origin.

cool facts about Michael Ballack's life

  1. Honours and Titles at Club level

An amazing fact about him is that, he has been outstanding at club level, while playing for Kaiserslautern he won 1 Bundesliga Title for the year 1997-98. Similarly While playing for Bayer Leverkusen he grabbed 2 Bundesliga Runner-up Titles for the years 2001–02 and 2010–11, 1 DFB-Pokal Runner-up Title for the year 2001–02, 1 UEFA Champions League Runner-up Titles for the years 2001–02. He has also played for famous football club Bayern Munich and claimed 3 Bundesliga Title for the year 2002–03, 2004-05 and 2005—06, 3 DFB-Pokal Title for the years 2002-03, 2004-05 and 2005-06, 1 DFB-Ligapokal Title for the year 2004. Likewise while playing for Chelsea he has been equally remarkable, winning 2 League Cup Titles for the years 2006–07 and 2007–08, 3 FA Cup Titles for the years 2006–07, 2008–09 and 2009–10, 1 UEFA Champions League Runner-up Title for the year 2007-08, 1 FA Community Shield Title for the year 2009 and 2006, 3 Premier League Title for the years 2009–10, 2006–07 and 2007–08.

 

 

  1. Honours and Titles at International level

Another interesting fact about him is that, he has been outstanding at international level, while playing football for his national side. He won 1 FIFA World Cup Runner-up Title for the year 2002 and Third Place for the year 2006Title for the year 2010, 1 UEFA European Championship Runner-up Title for the year  2008, 1 FIFA Confederations Cup Third Place Title for the year 2005.

 

Honours and Titles at Individual level

 

Another cool fact about him is that, he has been outstanding at individual level, while playing football he won 1 UEFA Club Midfielder of the Year Award for the year 2002, 1 UEFA Team of the Year Award for the year 2002, 1 ESM Team of the Year Award for the year2001–02, 3German Footballer of the Year Award for the years 2002, 2003 and 2005 and 1 Runner-up award for the year 2008, 1 kicker Man of the Year Award for the year 2002, 1 Most assists in the FIFA World Cup Award for the year 2002, 2 FIFA World Cup All-star team Award for the year2002 and 2006, 1 FIFA XI Award for the year 2002, 2 UEFA Euro Team of the Tournament  Award for the year 2004 and 2008, 1 Bayer Leverkusen Squad of the Century, 1FIFA 100, 1 FIFA Confederations Cup Silver Shoe Winner Award for the year 2005, 1 Goal of the Year in Germany Award for the year 2008.

 

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