The former Germany captain could lose his license plus face a fine of 10,000 euros ($13,000) after being caught speeding on a Spanish highway.
Michael Ballack. Photo: EFE
Former Germany captain Michael Ballack could lose his license plus face a fine of 10,000 euros ($13,000) after being caught speeding on a Spanish highway.
The former Chelsea and Bayern Munich player appeared in court in Trujillo on Thursday, a day after being clocked at 211 kilometers per hour (131 miles per hour) in a 120 kph (75 mph) zone.
Lead prosecutor Eliseo del Blanco Diaz says Ballack "didn't speak in court" when faced with a fine that amounts to paying 30 euro ($40) per day across 11 months. Ballack, 36, could lose his license for two years, six months, although that penalty can only be enforced in Spain.
Ballack, who retired from football earlier this month, doesn't need to appear at sentencing on Oct. 31.