Farewell Der Capitano

The Football Addict

The exploits of Die Mannschaft over the past couple of years and the emergence of midfielders, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Mesut Ozil might have made him a forgotten man in the minds of many football fans but the “man with the number 13 shirt” will always rule their hearts.

His retirement might not have made a lot of news, nor might have interested a lot of people but his legacy as perhaps the greatest player of his generation will never be forgotten and had he played for any other country or had his relationship been any different with the German FA, a testimonial would have definitely been given (the news of no testimonial has been confirmed by various sites).

Michael Ballack dubbed as the “Little Kaiser” started his carrier with second division side Chemnitz but soon moved to Kaisweslantern where he won his first league title and established himself…

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2 thoughts on “Farewell Der Capitano

  1. A career summary nicely put. But, not to forget, his exceptional long rangers, sumptuous tackles and passionate love for the game. An incredible player and one of the best of his generation.

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