So farewell Michael Ballack. The former Chelsea midfielder and Germany international has called time on his playing career.
After notching up 585 professional appearances, as well as 98 caps for the Germans, Ballack will perhaps be remembered best for one moment.
Playing for Chelsea in the Champions League semi-final in 2009 Ballack became incensed about a string of penalties not awarded to the Blues and harangued referee Tom Henning Ovrebo.
SO here he is in his famous pose enjoying some of the finer things in life now he's retired.
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