Former Chelsea and Germany midfielder Michael Ballack’s son Emilio has handed away aged 18 in a quad bike crash in Portugal, it has been confirmed, after the Blues supplied their condolences to their ex-player.
Emilio, the second of three youngsters between Ballack and his ex-wife Simone Lambe, is reported to have been vacationing on Portugal’s Troia Peninsula on the time of his loss of life, with the accident believed to have occurred on or close to land owned by his household.
Michael Ballack, 44, was a fan favourite throughout his stick with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and he’s extensively thought-about one of many prime gamers of his technology. The English membership was among the many first to supply its condolences:
Michael Ballack emerged with German facet Kaiserslautern after which moved to Bayer Leverkusen in 1999. He quickly turned a staple of the German nationwide crew earlier than transferring to Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich.
After the 2006 World Cup with Germany, he transferred to Chelsea, the place he spent 4 seasons and gained a number of home titles. He rejoined Bayer Leverkusen in 2010 earlier than retiring in 2012.
He has two different youngsters with Lambe, Louis and Jordi, who had been born both facet of Emilio.
Beneath is a photograph of Michael Ballack along with his son, Emilio, posted on the previous participant’s official Instagram account pre-pandemic in February 2020.