Michael Ballack has been an active figure in providing insights about the different team performances as well as predicting probable wins and losses in the recently concluded World Cup. As he had been a former captain of Germany, he questioned the decision of the current team when they handed a new contract to the head coach Joachim Low before the World Cup began.
Ballack born in 1976 is a retired footballer of Germany. He remains one of the top scorers of goals for the national team; he is also known to have been a versatile midfielder who has worn the 13 number shirt for most teams that he played for. He was known for his powerful shot, his commanding presence, and physical strength as well as passing range. He retired from international football in 2012. The last match that he played was a farewell match that was organized in his honor in 2013 at Leipzig.