Ballack facing fine, driving ban for speeding

Former Germany captain Michael Ballack could lose his license plus face a fine of ?10,000 ($13,000) after being caught speeding on a Spanish highway. The former Chelsea and Bayern Munich player appeared in court in Trujillo on Thursday, a day after being clocked at 211 kilometers per hour (131 miles per hour) in a 120 kph (75 mph) zone. Lead prosecutor Eliseo del Blanco Diaz says...
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October 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Former Germany captain Michael Ballack retires

Former Germany captain Michael Ballack is retiring from soccer. The 36-year-old midfielder announced his decision Tuesday. He has been without a club since his contract with Bayer Leverkusen expired at the end of last season. Ballack played 98 games for Germany before being pushed out after missing the 2010 World Cup with an injury. He played for Kaiserslautern, Leverkusen and...
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October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Western Sydney still hopes to sign Michael Ballack

The Western Sydney Wanderers say they are still hopeful of signing German World Cup veteran Michael Ballack to an Australian A-League football contract for the coming season. Wanderers coach Tony Popovic on Tuesday dismissed local media reports that Western Sydney's negotiations with the 36-year-old Ballack had broken down. Popovic said the Wanderers, who are due to make their...
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September 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Michael Ballack to MLS: Pros and Cons

It appears that there will be even more German influence in US soccer this summer, as it was reported that German legend Michael Ballack will make a move to MLS in July. According to, Ballack’s agent confirmed the rumors of a move for the former German National Team Captain that would take place in July, after his season with Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen. This is another...
March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Ballack paves way for Germany return

Michael Ballack is open to clear-the-air talks with the German Football Association following the controversially abrupt end to his international career last year. The former Germany captain fell out of favour with coach Joachim Low and turned down the chance of a farewell appearance in a friendly against Brazil last August. The Bayer Leverkusen midfielder claimed Low did not consult...
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January 10, 2012  |  Discuss

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