A drama that every parent dreads. This Thursday, August 5, the Portuguese television channel TVI24 announces the death of Emilio Ballack, an 18-year-old teenager who was none other than the son of Michael Ballack. The young man was the victim of an accident in the district of Troia, in Portugal, near Lisbon. Either not far from his father’s house, bought when he retired after a long career as a footballer, in 2012. A quad would have overturned him on the night of this Wednesday 4 to this Thursday 5 August, in the early morning hours. . Asked, the rescuers could do nothing. They found her dead when they arrived at the scene.
The ex-Bayern Munich player is undoubtedly bruised by the death of his son Emilio, as is his ex-wife, Simone Lambe. The couple got married on July 14, 2008 after living together for several years and welcomed three children. Louis, born in 2001, the late Emilio who was born in 2002, and Jordi, born in 2005. Their couple was shattered in the early 2010s and their divorce was pronounced in 2012. Michael Ballack found the love, first in the arms of Ekaterina Leonova but has been in a relationship with a certain Natacha Tannous for several years. He remained a close father to his children despite the separation.
Everybody associated with Chelsea Football Club is shocked and saddened to learn of the death of Emilio Ballack at the terribly young age of 18. All our thoughts are with his father Michael and his family at this sad time.
– Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 5, 2021
Was Michael Ballack entitled to the support of his ex-colleagues?
It is therefore no surprise that he does not respond to the many tributes to Emilio that flow on the Web. The former colleagues of the principal concerned also offered him valuable support. The British club Chelsea – for which Michael Ballack played from 2006 to 2010 – relayed a poignant message on its Twitter page, this Thursday, August 5. “Everyone who has a connection with the Chelsea club is shocked and sad to learn of the death of Emilio Ballack at the age of 18,” it read. “All our thoughts are with his father Michael and his family during this painful time.”
Michael Ballack © KADENA PRESS