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Name Michael Ballack
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Nation nation Germany
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Skills 4
Weak Foot 4
Intl. Rep 4
Foot Right
Height 188cm | 6'2"
Weight 86
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Def. WR High
Att. WR Med
Added on 2018-09-19
Origin Base
R.Face
B.Type High & Average
DOB 26-09-1976
Pace
72
Acceleration
70
Sprint Speed
74
Shooting
86
Positioning
85
Finishing
83
Shot Power
92
Long Shots
88
Volleys
79
Penalties
88
Passing
86
Vision
88
Crossing
81
FK. Accuracy
86
Short Passing
89
Long Passing
88
Curve
68
Dribbling
78
Agility
60
Balance
68
Reactions
86
Ball Control
85
Dribbling
77
Composure
87
Defending
80
Interceptions
83
Heading Accuracy
85
Def. Awareness
76
Standing Tackle
82
Sliding Tackle
79
Physicality
83
Jumping
79
Stamina
79
Strength
84
Aggression
84
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84
RW
81
LW
81
CF
84
RF
84
LF
84
CAM
84
CM
85
RM
82
LM
82
CDM
84
CB
82
LB
81
LWB
81
RB
81
RWB
81
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5.0
Ballack everytime
By QuentinCFC, 26-11-2019

Ballack is the player I chose with FUT swap ICONS, and I have no regrets. First of all, just look at his stats, he's so complete, he's 1m88 and he has double 4*, without playing with it you already know he's a good choice.

The lower stats on his card are pace (72) and dribbling (78) so I decided to play him with Engine chem style as a CM in a 433(2) alongside Jorginho and Kanté (yes I'm a Chelsea fan), but I don't know what EA smoked because he certainly doesn't feel like 72 pace ingame, he's surprisingly quick, and if you add his physical stat let me tell you, when Ballack runs no one take the ball from him. His shooting and passing stats speak for itself, he rarely misses a shot or a pass. I don't dribble so much with him as I pass the ball around a lot which is what you're supposed to do with Ballack and Jorginho as your midfield. Defensively, his physical will help a lot to move a player and take the ball away. So overall, I don't see any weakness on Ballack, if you need a CM and don't know who to choose as FUT swap ICON I'd advise you to go for him, you certainly won't regret it.

Powerful shooting, so powerful goalkeepers would rather concede than lose a hand


Passing of high quality


Physical beast (which helps both in defense and in attack)

You won't dribble the whole opponent's team and chip the goalkeeper like Neymar would do, appart from that... I don't know

Formation: 433-2
Position: CM
Games: 15
GPG: 0.33
APG: 0.13
5.0
Overall
4.0
Value
4.0
GC
5.0
Stamina
Pace (8/10)
Shooting (10/10)
Passing (10/10)
Dribbling (6/10)
Defending (8/10)
Physicality (10/10)
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3.5
Ballack certainly lacks
By Jesslopy, 20-12-2019

Ballack is certainly a hit or miss in-game. Sometimes he's an absolute general banging in goals left and right, making beautiful passes, and showing a presence on defense. Most of the time he's a ghost, nowhere to be seen, not clutch at all, unable to complete fairly average passes. Certainly a bit disappointing for an icon, especially since I play him next to Guardiola who has never had issues. In my opinion steer clear, there are plenty of cards that will play similar to better at a fraction of the cost.

scores the occasional world-class goal


fairly strong on the ball but completely incapable of muscling the opposition of the ball because he can't catch up to them


decent passing when he's playing well

Agility and Balance: make him feel slower and clunkier than he should feel. Don't expect to be able to hold the ball for longer than a second, pass quickly or he'll lose the ball to any defender with a pulse


strength: with 86 physical you would expect him to be a rock on the ball, he can certainly shield well but lacks the ability muscle attackers off the ball


passing: certainly underwhelming, short passing is great but frequently plays horrible through balls


pace: he's slow, easy as that, his low agility and balance don't help either

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Formation: 433-4
Position: CAM
Games: 70
GPG: 0.26
APG: 0.57
3.5
Overall
2.0
Value
1.5
GC
3.5
Stamina
Pace (6/10)
Shooting (9/10)
Passing (7/10)
Dribbling (3/10)
Defending (5/10)
Physicality (6/10)
2.0
Why did I choose Ballack!?
By bombrowicki, 11-12-2019

I thought, after reading and watching a bunch of opinions on this card, that it would be a midfielder for months. I am so disappointed. Got him from the icon swaps offcourse. Played a whole bunch of games with him as a defensive midfielder. Guys, he is really not very good. It is hard to describe how clunky and slow this guy feels. You put shadow on him, but that hardly even makes things better. He moves like a heavy duty tractor. God forbid you try to turn with him on the ball. It takes ages! Same thing with getting a pass off. Even in good gameplay it is so darn slow. In lag? Terrible! Only way is first time passes. This guy also can't finish anything. One on ones - nope. Long shots - nope. Headers - nope. He really plays under the stats he has. You would think he is a well rounded card, but you get a clunky, ball losing firetruck. Maybe I am not the best fifa player (gold 1 mostly and division 2) and there is a secret way to make him work, but I really hate him. Can't wait for an SBC that requires an icon! If you are still on the verge on deciding your swap icon, think again!

The only decent thing about him is his physical presence, that sometimes works to his benefit in defensive play, but there again I found him often way out of position, despite high defensive workrates. Gold Sissoko is so much better as a defensive anchor!

I am so pissed with myself for choosing this guy. Be cautioned!

-physical presence

-chemistry link

-slow and extremely clunky

-slow to get off a pass, a shot, a dribble

-drifts out of position

-offensively useless

-even loses headers on many occasions

Formation: 4222
Position: CDM
Games: 271
GPG: 0.03
APG: 0.07
2.0
Overall
1.0
Value
1.0
GC
1.0
Stamina
Pace (5/10)
Shooting (6/10)
Passing (7/10)
Dribbling (3/10)
Defending (7/10)
Physicality (7/10)
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