Former Germany captain Michael Ballack will join ESPN as a studio analyst for the 2012 European Championship. He'll be appearing on pre-game, halftime and post-game shows as well as SportsCenter, ESPNEWS and other news and information programs.
Ballack played in 98 times and scored 42 goals for Germany. He played in three European Championships (2000, 2004 and 2008) and two World Cups (2002 and 2006).
Ballack will join ESPN’s Steve McManaman and Alexi Lalas as the three-week tournament’s lead English-language studio analysts from the ESPN studios in Bristol, Conn.