Michael Ballack is regarded as one of the most complete midfielders in the history of the game. He had strength, stamina, technique and leadership abilities which were unparalleled in his era. Apart from his footballing skills, he was also a highly acclaimed leader and is regarded as one of Germany’s greatest captains ever.
Ballack was also capable of scoring some absolutely stunning goals from midfield, especially from set pieces. He scored one of the most powerful freekicks ever, against Austria in Euro 2008. Each and everyone, who had the pleasure of watching the freekick, was left stunned by the sheer power and pace of this howitzer, by Ballack.
The freekick was an absolute howitzer and will go down as one of the best freekicks scored in the history of the Euros, by one of the best midfielders to have ever played in it. World football certainly needs more leaders like him now, in what is described as an age of mercenaries.
Ballack also scored some stunning goals in his tenure at Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern Munich and Chelsea, being influential for all the clubs he played for. His efforts led to glittering trophy-laden career, especially during his time at Bayern Munich and Chelsea. He would then go back to Bayer Leverkusen, where he would end his career and is now spending his time, as a football expert in England.