2010 FIFA World Cup logo2010 FIFA World Cup

Michael Ballack: The Nearly Man of German Football

Alan McGuinnessSenior Analyst IJuly 8, 2010

Michael Ballack: The Nearly Man of German Football

1 of 11

2000: Bundesliga Title Slips from Bayer Leverkusen's Grasp

2 of 11

2002: Treble Horror

3 of 11

2002 World Cup Final: Disgruntled Spectator

4 of 11

2006 World Cup: Italy Spoil the Party

5 of 11

2008: The Season of Lost Finals

6 of 11

2008 European Championships Final: More Pain—This Time Against Spain

7 of 11

2010: A Silver Lining

8 of 11

A Bittersweet Double

9 of 11

2010 World Cup: Different Tournament, Same Story

10 of 11

The Future?

11 of 11

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. BleacherReport.com is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices