Emilio Ballack was born in 2002 and his mother is Simone Lambe, who divorced Michael Ballack in 2012
Former German international Michael Ballack has lost his 18-year-old son Emilio, who died in a quad accident in Portugal. reports the popular newspaper Bild.
Ballack, 44, retired as captain of the German national team in 2010, has received condolences from Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Bayer Leverkusen, three of the clubs for which he spent his career.
“The news is a great shock for the entire Bayern family,” Oliver Kahn, president of the Bavarian club, wrote on his twitter account.
“We cry for the boy with Michael and Simone”, Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Völler also lamented. In a similar sense, Chelsea spoke through their account.
Emilio was one of the three children of Ballack and his ex-wife Simone. According to Bild, the accident occurred at dawn, in a tourist village in the Troia peninsula, in Portugal.