Ballack attracts 50,000 to farewell match

Ballack attracts 50,000 to farewell match

Germany and Chelsea legend Michael Ballack bowed out of professional football on Wednesday night with a testimonial match. Newly-reappointed Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was among the 50,000-strong crowd.

Ballack confirms June goodbye game

Ballack confirms June goodbye game

The Local’s top ten sports stories of 2012

The Local’s top ten sports stories of 2012

Ballack fires ‘I’m too poor for fine’ lawyer

Ballack fires ‘I’m too poor for fine’ lawyer

Ballack: I’m too poor to pay speeding fine

Ballack: I’m too poor to pay speeding fine

Ballack ends a career ‘beyond his dreams’

Ballack ends a career ‘beyond his dreams’

Captain Ballack yearns for swan song

Captain Ballack yearns for swan song

Ballack enjoys golden autumn to his career

Ballack enjoys golden autumn to his career

Ballack breaks nose after scoring for Leverkusen against Freiburg

Ballack breaks nose after scoring for Leverkusen against Freiburg

Ballack’s national team career finished

Ballack’s national team career finished

Ballack fined €8,000 for anti-FC Köln chant

Ballack fined €8,000 for anti-FC Köln chant

Ballack unlikely to play again in 2010

Ballack unlikely to play again in 2010