Michael Ballack

Date of birth26 September 1976
Place of birthChemnitz
NationalityGerman
Weight77 kg
Height1.89 m
PositionMidfielder

Ballack played for Motor Karl Marx Stadt and Chemintzer before stepping up to join Kaiserslautern in 1997 and featured in their title-winning squad of 1997-98.

He then moved to Bayer Leverkusen in the close season of 1999

Ballack made his bow in international football against Scotland in April 1999 and was a key figure during the campaign to qualify for the 2002 World Cup finals, when he was the Germans leading scorer and netted three goals in the vital Play-Off ties against Ukraine.

The outstanding attacking midfielder got off to a confident start in the 2002 finals with a goal in the 8-0 win against Saudi Arabia, later scoring the only goal in the game with USA to put Germany into the semi finals.

Ballack then scored the winner against South Korea to take Germany into their seventh World Cup Final but he missed the Brazil game due to suspension.

His consolation was selection in FIFA's All-Star squad.

Ballack secured a move to Bayern Munich after the 2002 World Cup Finals before joining Chelsea in July 2006 with a three-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Chemnitzer FC 01 Jul 1995 01 Jul 1997
1.FC Kaiserslautern 01 Jul 1997 30 Jun 1999
Bayer Leverkusen 01 Jul 1999 30 Jun 2002
Bayern München 01 Jul 2002 30 Jun 2006
Chelsea 17 Jul 2006 30 Jun 2010
Bayer Leverkusen 01 Jul 2010

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Bayer Leverkusen Bundesliga 27
7
9
1
2000-01 Bayer Leverkusen UEFA Champions League 5
2
1
2001-02 Bayer Leverkusen Bundesliga 29
17
12
1
2001-02 Bayer Leverkusen UEFA Champions League 16
6
2
2002-03 Bayern München Bundesliga 26
10
8
2002-03 Bayern München UEFA Champions League 7
1
1
2003-04 Bayern München Bundesliga 28
7
10
2
2003-04 Bayern München UEFA Champions League 8
2
2004-05 Bayern München Bundesliga 27
13
7
2004-05 Bayern München LigaPokal 1
1
2004-05 Bayern München UEFA Champions League 3
1
1
2005-06 Bayern München Bundesliga 26
14
10
2006-07 Chelsea FA Community Shield 1
1
2006-07 Chelsea FA Cup 3
1
1
2006-07 Chelsea League Cup 5
1
2006-07 Chelsea Premier League 23
3
5
7
1
2006-07 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 10
2
2
2007-08 Chelsea FA Cup 1
1
2007-08 Chelsea League Cup 1
2
2007-08 Chelsea Premier League 16
2
7
5
2007-08 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 7
2
1
2008-09 Chelsea FA Cup 5
1
3
1
2008-09 Chelsea League Cup 1
1
2008-09 Chelsea Premier League 22
7
1
6
2008-09 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 9
1
3
2009-10 Chelsea FA Community Shield
1
2009-10 Chelsea FA Cup 3
1
1
2009-10 Chelsea League Cup 2
2009-10 Chelsea Premier League 26
6
4
2
1
2009-10 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 5
1
1
2011-12 Bayer Leverkusen UEFA Champions League 5
1
1
2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
12 Aug 2000 Bayer Leverkusen v VfL Wolfsburg W 2-0 Bundesliga 1
19 Aug 2000 VfB Stuttgart v Bayer Leverkusen L 4-1 Bundesliga 2
05 Sep 2000 Bayer Leverkusen v SpVgg Unterhaching W 1-0 Bundesliga 3
09 Sep 2000 1.FC Köln v Bayer Leverkusen D 1-1 Bundesliga 4
12 Sep 2000 Spartak Moskva v Bayer Leverkusen L 2-0 UEFA Champions League Group A
16 Sep 2000 Bayer Leverkusen v Hansa Rostock L 1-2 Bundesliga 5
20 Sep 2000 Bayer Leverkusen v Sporting Lisboa W 3-2 UEFA Champions League Group A
23 Sep 2000 Energie Cottbus v Bayer Leverkusen W 1-2 Bundesliga 6
27 Sep 2000 Bayer Leverkusen v Real Madrid L 2-3 UEFA Champions League Group A
30 Sep 2000 Bayer Leverkusen v TSV 1860 München D 0-0 Bundesliga 7
14 Oct 2000 Werder Bremen v Bayer Leverkusen D 3-3 Bundesliga 8
17 Oct 2000 Real Madrid v Bayer Leverkusen L 5-3 UEFA Champions League Group A
21 Oct 2000 Bayer Leverkusen v Borussia Dortmund W 2-0 Bundesliga 9
25 Oct 2000 Bayer Leverkusen v Spartak Moskva W 1-0 UEFA Champions League Group A
28 Oct 2000 Schalke 04 v Bayer Leverkusen D 0-0 Bundesliga 10
03 Nov 2000 Bayer Leverkusen v Eintracht Frankfurt W 1-0 Bundesliga 11
11 Nov 2000 SC Freiburg v Bayer Leverkusen W 0-1 Bundesliga 12
27 Nov 2000 Bayer Leverkusen v 1.FC Kaiserslautern W 4-2 Bundesliga 14
02 Dec 2000 Bayern München v Bayer Leverkusen L 2-0 Bundesliga 15
28 Jan 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v VfB Stuttgart W 4-0 Bundesliga 19
10 Feb 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v 1.FC Köln W 4-1 Bundesliga 21
18 Feb 2001 Hansa Rostock v Bayer Leverkusen L 2-1 Bundesliga 22
23 Feb 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v Energie Cottbus L 1-3 Bundesliga 23
04 Mar 2001 TSV 1860 München v Bayer Leverkusen L 1-0 Bundesliga 24
09 Mar 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v Werder Bremen W 3-0 Bundesliga 25
17 Mar 2001 Borussia Dortmund v Bayer Leverkusen W 1-3 Bundesliga 26
07 Apr 2001 Eintracht Frankfurt v Bayer Leverkusen W 1-3 Bundesliga 28
14 Apr 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v SC Freiburg L 1-3 Bundesliga 29
21 Apr 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v Hamburger SV D 1-1 Bundesliga 30
05 May 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v Bayern München L 0-1 Bundesliga 32
12 May 2001 Hertha Berlin v Bayer Leverkusen D 1-1 Bundesliga 33
19 May 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v VfL Bochum W 1-0 Bundesliga 34
28 Jul 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v VfL Wolfsburg W 2-1 Bundesliga 1
18 Aug 2001 Schalke 04 v Bayer Leverkusen D 3-3 Bundesliga 4
21 Aug 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v Crvena Zvezda D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 2nd leg
08 Sep 2001 Borussia Mönchengladbach v Bayer Leverkusen W 0-1 Bundesliga 5
15 Sep 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v FC St Pauli W 3-1 Bundesliga 6
18 Sep 2001 Olympique Lyonnais v Bayer Leverkusen D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group F
25 Sep 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v Barcelona D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group F
30 Sep 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v SC Freiburg W 4-1 Bundesliga 8
10 Oct 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v Fenerbahçe D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group E
13 Oct 2001 Energie Cottbus v Bayer Leverkusen W 2-3 Bundesliga 9
17 Oct 2001 Barcelona v Bayer Leverkusen D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group F
20 Oct 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v VfB Stuttgart W 4-1 Bundesliga 10
23 Oct 2001 Fenerbahçe v Bayer Leverkusen D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group F
27 Oct 2001 TSV 1860 München v Bayer Leverkusen W 1-4 Bundesliga 11
03 Nov 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v 1.FC Kaiserslautern W 2-1 Bundesliga 12
17 Nov 2001 1.FC Köln v Bayer Leverkusen W 1-2 Bundesliga 13
24 Nov 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v Hamburger SV W 4-1 Bundesliga 14
29 Nov 2001 Juventus v Bayer Leverkusen L 4-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group D
01 Dec 2001 Werder Bremen v Bayer Leverkusen L 2-1 Bundesliga 15
04 Dec 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v Deportivo La Coruña W 3-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group D
08 Dec 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v 1.FC Nürnberg W 4-2 Bundesliga 16
15 Dec 2001 Hertha Berlin v Bayer Leverkusen L 2-1 Bundesliga 17
26 Jan 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v Hansa Rostock W 2-0 Bundesliga 19
03 Feb 2002 Bayern München v Bayer Leverkusen L 2-0 Bundesliga 20
06 Feb 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v Schalke 04 L 0-1 Bundesliga 21
09 Feb 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v Borussia Mönchengladbach W 5-0 Bundesliga 22
16 Feb 2002 FC St Pauli v Bayer Leverkusen D 2-2 Bundesliga 23
19 Feb 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v Arsenal D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group D
24 Feb 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v Borussia Dortmund W 4-0 Bundesliga 24
27 Feb 2002 Arsenal v Bayer Leverkusen L 4-1 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group D
02 Mar 2002 SC Freiburg v Bayer Leverkusen D 2-2 Bundesliga 25
09 Mar 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v Energie Cottbus W 2-0 Bundesliga 26
16 Mar 2002 VfB Stuttgart v Bayer Leverkusen W 0-2 Bundesliga 27
20 Mar 2002 Deportivo La Coruña v Bayer Leverkusen W 1-3 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group D
30 Mar 2002 1.FC Kaiserslautern v Bayer Leverkusen W 2-4 Bundesliga 29
03 Apr 2002 Liverpool v Bayer Leverkusen L 1-0 UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 1st leg
06 Apr 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v 1.FC Köln W 2-0 Bundesliga 30
09 Apr 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v Liverpool W 4-2
Agg: 4-3
UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 2nd leg
13 Apr 2002 Hamburger SV v Bayer Leverkusen D 1-1 Bundesliga 31
20 Apr 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v Werder Bremen L 1-2 Bundesliga 32
24 Apr 2002 Manchester United v Bayer Leverkusen D 2-2 UEFA Champions League Semi-final 1st leg
27 Apr 2002 1.FC Nürnberg v Bayer Leverkusen L 1-0 Bundesliga 33
30 Apr 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v Manchester United D 1-1
Agg: 3-3
UEFA Champions League Semi-final 2nd leg
04 May 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v Hertha Berlin W 2-1 Bundesliga 34
15 May 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v Real Madrid L 1-2 UEFA Champions League Final
13 Sep 2011 Chelsea v Bayer Leverkusen L 2-0 UEFA Champions League Group E
28 Sep 2011 Bayer Leverkusen v RC Genk W 2-0 UEFA Champions League Group E
19 Oct 2011 Bayer Leverkusen v Valencia W 2-1 UEFA Champions League Group E
01 Nov 2011 Valencia v Bayer Leverkusen L 3-1 UEFA Champions League Group E
23 Nov 2011 Bayer Leverkusen v Chelsea W 2-1 UEFA Champions League Group E
06 Dec 2011 RC Genk v Bayer Leverkusen D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Group E


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1995-96 Germany Under-21 1
1996-97 Germany UEFA Under-21 5
2
1996-97 Germany Under-21 2
1
1997-98 Germany A v Under-23 1
3
1997-98 Germany UEFA Under-21 6
1
1
1997-98 Germany Under-21 3
1
1998-99 Germany International Friendly
1
1999-00 Germany FIFA Confederations Cup 1
1
1999-00 Germany International Friendly 2
2
1999-00 Germany UEFA European Championship 1
1
1
2000-01 Germany FIFA World Cup 5
3
3
2000-01 Germany International Friendly 3
2001-02 Germany FIFA World Cup 10
6
3
2001-02 Germany International Friendly 1
1
2002-03 Germany International Friendly 2
1
2002-03 Germany UEFA European Championship 3
2
1
2003-04 Germany International Friendly 5
5
2003-04 Germany UEFA European Championship 6
3
1
2004-05 Germany FIFA Confederations Cup 4
4
1
2004-05 Germany International Friendly 9
4
2005-06 Germany FIFA World Cup 5
1
2005-06 Germany International Friendly 8
3
3
2006-07 Germany International Friendly 2
1
2006-07 Germany UEFA European Championship 5
3
2007-08 Germany International Friendly 4
1
1
2007-08 Germany UEFA European Championship 6
2
2
2008-09 Germany FIFA World Cup 4
3
2008-09 Germany International Friendly 1
2009-10 Germany FIFA World Cup 4
1
2009-10 Germany International Friendly 2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
26 Mar 1996 Germany v Denmark D 0-0 U21
04 Sep 1996 Poland v Germany D 0-0 U21
09 Oct 1996 Armenia v Germany W 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 8
08 Nov 1996 Germany v Bulgaria W 3-0 U21
13 Dec 1996 Portugal v Germany W 1-2 UEFA U21 Group 9
25 Feb 1997 Israel v Germany D 1-1 U21
01 Apr 1997 Albania v Germany W 0-4 UEFA U21 Group 9
29 Apr 1997 Germany v Ukraine W 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 9
06 Jun 1997 Ukraine v Germany D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 9
19 Aug 1997 Germany v Russia L 2-4 U21
05 Sep 1997 Germany v Portugal D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 9
09 Sep 1997 Germany v Armenia W 7-0 UEFA U21 Group 9
10 Oct 1997 Germany v Albania W 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 9
18 Feb 1998 Cyprus v Germany W 0-2 U21
22 Feb 1998 Cyprus v Germany W 3-4 U21
24 Mar 1998 Lebanon v Germany W 0-7 A v U23
23 May 1998 Greece v Germany L 1-0 UEFA U21
25 May 1998 Romania v Germany W 0-1 UEFA U21
29 May 1998 Germany v Sweden W 2-0 UEFA U21 5 6
28 Apr 1999 Germany v Scotland L 0-1 International Friendly
24 Jul 1999 Brazil v Germany L 4-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
28 Jul 1999 Germany v New Zealand W 2-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
29 Mar 2000 Croatia v Germany D 1-1 International Friendly
26 Apr 2000 Germany v Switzerland D 1-1 International Friendly
03 Jun 2000 Germany v Czech Republic W 3-2 International Friendly
07 Jun 2000 Germany v Liechtenstein W 8-2 International Friendly
17 Jun 2000 England v Germany L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
20 Jun 2000 Portugal v Germany L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
16 Aug 2000 Germany v Spain W 4-1 International Friendly
02 Sep 2000 Germany v Greece W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
07 Oct 2000 England v Germany W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
27 Feb 2001 France v Germany L 1-0 International Friendly
28 Mar 2001 Greece v Germany W 2-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
29 May 2001 Germany v Slovakia W 2-0 International Friendly
02 Jun 2001 Finland v Germany D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
06 Jun 2001 Albania v Germany W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
01 Sep 2001 Germany v England L 1-5 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
06 Oct 2001 Germany v Finland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
10 Nov 2001 Ukraine v Germany D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe play-off
14 Nov 2001 Germany v Ukraine W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Europe play-off
17 Apr 2002 Germany v Argentina L 0-1 International Friendly
01 Jun 2002 Germany v Saudi Arabia W 8-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
05 Jun 2002 Germany v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
11 Jun 2002 Cameroon v Germany W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
15 Jun 2002 Germany v Paraguay W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
21 Jun 2002 Germany v USA W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
25 Jun 2002 Korea Republic v Germany W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals semi-final
21 Aug 2002 Bulgaria v Germany D 2-2 International Friendly
07 Sep 2002 Lithuania v Germany W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 5
16 Oct 2002 Germany v Faroe Islands W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
20 Nov 2002 Germany v Netherlands L 1-3 International Friendly
07 Jun 2003 Scotland v Germany D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
06 Sep 2003 Iceland v Germany D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
10 Sep 2003 Germany v Scotland W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
11 Oct 2003 Germany v Iceland W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
15 Nov 2003 Germany v France L 0-3 International Friendly
31 Mar 2004 Germany v Belgium W 3-0 International Friendly
27 May 2004 Germany v Malta W 7-0 International Friendly
02 Jun 2004 Switzerland v Germany W 0-2 International Friendly
06 Jun 2004 Germany v Hungary L 0-2 International Friendly
15 Jun 2004 Germany v Netherlands D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
19 Jun 2004 Latvia v Germany D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
23 Jun 2004 Germany v Czech Republic L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
18 Aug 2004 Austria v Germany W 1-3 International Friendly
07 Sep 2004 Germany v Brazil D 1-1 International Friendly
09 Oct 2004 Iran v Germany W 0-2 International Friendly
17 Nov 2004 Germany v Cameroon W 3-0 International Friendly
16 Dec 2004 Japan v Germany W 0-3 International Friendly
19 Dec 2004 Korea Republic v Germany L 3-1 International Friendly
26 Mar 2005 Slovenia v Germany W 0-1 International Friendly
04 Jun 2005 Northern Ireland v Germany W 1-4 International Friendly
08 Jun 2005 Germany v Russia D 2-2 International Friendly
15 Jun 2005 Germany v Australia W 4-3 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
18 Jun 2005 Germany v Tunisia W 3-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
25 Jun 2005 Germany v Brazil L 2-3 FIFA Confederations Cup Semi-final
29 Jun 2005 Germany v Mexico D 3-3 FIFA Confederations Cup 3rd place
17 Aug 2005 Netherlands v Germany D 2-2 International Friendly
03 Sep 2005 Slovakia v Germany L 2-0 International Friendly
07 Sep 2005 Germany v South Africa W 4-2 International Friendly
12 Nov 2005 France v Germany D 0-0 International Friendly
01 Mar 2006 Italy v Germany L 4-1 International Friendly
22 Mar 2006 Germany v USA W 4-1 International Friendly
30 May 2006 Germany v Japan D 2-2 International Friendly
02 Jun 2006 Germany v Colombia W 3-0 International Friendly
14 Jun 2006 Germany v Poland W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
20 Jun 2006 Ecuador v Germany W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
24 Jun 2006 Germany v Sweden W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
30 Jun 2006 Germany v Argentina W 1-1 (4-2) FIFA World Cup Quarter-final
04 Jul 2006 Germany v Italy L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Semi-final
02 Sep 2006 Germany v Republic of Ireland W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
06 Sep 2006 San Marino v Germany W 0-13 UEFA European Championship Group D
07 Oct 2006 Germany v Georgia W 2-0 International Friendly
11 Oct 2006 Slovakia v Germany W 1-4 UEFA European Championship Group D
15 Nov 2006 Cyprus v Germany D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group D
07 Feb 2007 Germany v Switzerland W 3-1 International Friendly
24 Mar 2007 Czech Republic v Germany W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group D
06 Feb 2008 Austria v Germany W 0-3 International Friendly
26 Mar 2008 Switzerland v Germany W 0-4 International Friendly
27 May 2008 Germany v Belarus D 2-2 International Friendly
31 May 2008 Germany v Serbia W 2-1 International Friendly
08 Jun 2008 Germany v Poland W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
12 Jun 2008 Croatia v Germany L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
16 Jun 2008 Austria v Germany W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
19 Jun 2008 Germany v Portugal W 3-2 UEFA European Championship Finals quarter-final
25 Jun 2008 Germany v Turkey W 3-2 UEFA European Championship Finals semi-final
29 Jun 2008 Germany v Spain L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Finals final
11 Oct 2008 Germany v Russia W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
15 Oct 2008 Germany v Wales W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
11 Feb 2009 Germany v Norway L 0-1 International Friendly
28 Mar 2009 Germany v Liechtenstein W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
01 Apr 2009 Wales v Germany W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
12 Aug 2009 Azerbaijan v Germany W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
05 Sep 2009 Germany v South Africa W 2-0 International Friendly
09 Sep 2009 Germany v Azerbaijan W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
10 Oct 2009 Russia v Germany W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
14 Oct 2009 Germany v Finland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
03 Mar 2010 Germany v Argentina L 0-1 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.