Ballack enjoyed a fine career with the likes of Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen and Chelsea.
Unfortunately he developed a habit for finishing as a runner up throughout his career, in the 2000 and 2008 Champions League finals, a World Cup final and European Championship final among others.
Nonetheless he will be remembered as one of the, if not the finest, German player of his generation.
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The start of the 2017-18 Premier League season is just around the corner and is shaping up to be one of the most competitive yet.
As always it is the so called “big clubs” that have splashed the most cash in the transfer window so far this summer. Manchester United or City? Arsenal or Tottenham? Who are the winners and losers of the transfer window so far?