On the first anniversary of his death: Michael Ballack commemorates his son

Michael Ballack (45) expresses his sadness! The former professional soccer player had to accept a hard blow of fate last year: Because his son Emilio (✝18) died in an accident while on vacation. A difficult path then began for the former captain of the German national team and his ex-wife Simone Mecky-Ballack (46). Today marks the first anniversary of Emilio’s death – and his dad dedicated touching words to him online.

on Instagram the kicker shared a photo of Emilio looking to the side and beaming happily. “My beloved angel, I remember your laughter and happiness. Full of love and emotion I pray for your soul today”wrote Michael under the picture. “I hold you very close to my heart,” he concluded the post.

Numerous comments from fans who wanted to support their idol on this difficult day quickly gathered under the post. “Rest in peace Emilio! He left us way too soon”, wrote about a user. Many others expressed their condolences with numerous heart emojis.

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Emilio Ballack

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Michael Ballack with his son Emilio in New York City, 2019

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Emilio and Michael Ballack while on vacation in the United States in February 2020

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