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1995

Michael Ballack makes his professional debut

Michael Ballack began his career as a youth at Chemnitzer FC, his local team, and made his professional debut in 1995. In 1996, Ballack made his debut for Germany's under-21 side. Although the team was relegated in his first season, his performances in the Regionalliga the following season led to a transfer to 1. FC Kaiserslautern.

1985

Manchester United’s Ecuadorian captain Antonio Valencia is born

Luis Antonio Valencia Mosquera, commonly known as Antonio Valencia, is an Ecuadorian professional footballer who plays as a right-back and also the captain for Manchester United and the Ecuador national team. He had previously played as a right winger for a large duration of his career.

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