Place of Birth: Görlitz, Bezirk Dresden, East Germany (now Saxony, Germany)
Date of Birth: 26 September, 1976
Ethnicity: German, Sorbian
Michael Ballack is a German professional footballer. He was the captain of Germany national team, for whom he scored 42 goals in 98 matches.
Michael is the son of Karin and Stephan Ballack.
He is described in several websites as having Sorbian roots. Sorbs are a West Slavic ethnic group predominantly inhabiting Lusatia, a region divided between Germany, the states of Saxony and Brandenburg, and Poland.
Michael has had three children with his former wife Simone Lambe.