Michael Ballack (born 26 September 1976 in Görlitz) is a German football midfielder who plays for Chelsea of the English Premier League and is the captain of the German national team. He has won the German Footballer of the Year award three times 2002, 2003 and 2005. Ballack has worn the number 13 shirt for every team he has played for except for 1. FC Kaiserslautern. He was selected as one of FIFA’s 100 Greatest Living Players, and the UEFA Club Midfielder of the Year in 2002. He is among the top goal scorers in the history of his international team.