Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack’s son Emilio has reportedly been killed in a quad crash in Portugal.
According to a report by Mirror.co.uk, the 18-year-old is said to have died in an accident around 2am this morning (Thursday).
Portuguese media are reporting the tragedy happened in Troia south of Lisbon, close to a house his retired footballer dad purchased years ago.
German Michael Ballack is widely regarded as one of his homeland’s best-ever players.
He joined Chelsea in 2006 and won honours in his first season at the club. He left Stamford Bridge after playing part of a league and cup double in 2010.
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