Germany’s Ex-Soccer Captain Ballack Retires Aged 36, FAZ Reports

Germany’s former national soccer team captain Michael Ballack has retired with immediate effect at age 36, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported, citing the player’s lawyer.

Ballack, who had been linked with a club in Australia, played his last professional game for German league team Bayer Leverkusen on May 5, FAZ said.

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