71 comments on “Video: Michael Ballack vs Steven Gerrard
  1. Then I call you biased. Two great footballers who have each scored some wonderful goals.
    You say Ballack is better by some light years?
    That is a bit silly, frankly.
    We’ll all know more when they play against each other this coming season.

  2. Gerrard. Ballack is quality. But Stevie G strikes the ball so sweetly. Both great players, but there is only one winner in my eyes. There is no WAY Ballack is light years better that’s for certain!

  3. who questioned this? must be who dont have ‘THE LEGEND OF ALL TIME “GERRARD” !!!!!!! The Best.
    must be chelskis asking themselfs.

  4. who questioned this? must be who dont have ‘THE LEGEND OF ALL TIME “GERRARD” !!!!!!! The Best.
    must be chelskis asking themselfs.

  5. who questioned this? must be who dont have ‘THE LEGEND OF ALL TIME “GERRARD” !!!!!!! The Best.
    must be chelskis asking themselfs.

  6. what how can ballack be better than gerrard???
    Gerrard is probably the best english midfielder around and ballack well….. we’ll see whose better this season
    COME ON GERRARD!!!!

  7. I am a really big Steven Gerrard fan, but those clips shown were awesome! Ballack’s aerial pressence is much more than Stevie’s.
    Stevie’s better from distance. Ballack played for a long time for Leverkusen and Bayern Munich, both of which may never be classed as “great” leagues.
    Chavski have made LOTS of changes to their squad. I personally dont think its good for morale, esp if Lampard is dropped!
    so this season is going to be very, very interesting.
    P.S. Dont be racist.

  8. Both Top class but gerrard has more than just the goals…. ballack will suffer for going to chelski. but hey maybe we should by him for the lesser games when gerrard needs a rest!!

  9. Both Top class but gerrard has more than just the goals…. ballack will suffer for going to chelski. but hey maybe we should by him for the lesser games when gerrard needs a rest!! should be able to get him cheap next year from jose’s magic roundabout.. 2 million …

  10. Ballack can go back to german league,he is useless dum fellow..gerrard is the best of all.. and he is on the way to carry the league trophy this season..GOOD LUCK

  11. Hahahahaha, Ballack better than Gerrard??? Dont make me laugh, Alonso is better than ballack and Gerrard is Better than Alonso.

  12. Hahahahaha, Ballack better than Gerrard??? Dont make me laugh, Alonso is better than ballack and Gerrard is Better than Alonso.

  13. Ballack 1991, Rubes, Arularramuthan do your homework – are you on drugs ?? – great video but honestly how can you say Ballack is better let alone light years ahead ?? Ballack is indeed a class act and will serve the Chelski well but is not in Stevie’s league – he is already becoming a legend so by the time he is Ballacks age he will be immortalized as one of the greatest midfielders ever – more than I can say for your man who is just a great player….I rest my case !!!!

  14. How is Ballack better than gerrard!?! youve shown some of the very best of ballack but you’ve havent shown the best of steven gerrard.
    ballack cant be called a better player just because he scored a few more goals better than gerrard. Take this in mind… is ballack adaptable to any position on the pitch(not the goal though) is he an inspirational captain? Is he a better all-round player? if you are not being biased then although Gerrard IS 4 years younger taking in the facts, Steven Gerrard is better end of. But it dosent stop there!… i dont see ballack getting any better than he already is whereas if u want to see one of the best midfielders in the world turn in to the best midfielder in the world(gerrard)Give him the England armband and he will gain more confindence in becoming the better player he can be.
    So there we have it Ballack isnt capable of getting any better he has reached the peak of his career in the last few seasons but stevie g has ALOT more to offer. He is the better midfielder.

  15. this topic boarders on hilarious.
    chelsea fans couldnt handle Gerrard being better then lampard, so now they are trying the same old boring topic against Ballack. Laughable.

  16. Simply Stevie Gerrard is the best. the film has got some of his great goals, but doesn’t show his fantastic drive, his tackling ability his “I’ll play anywhere for the good of the team” attitude.
    Ballack’s been playing in a lower class league and this season will prove how good Ballack really is or not.
    Many thanks for providing more evidence to the superior quality of Stevie G

  17. Great video!! But Ballack is not light years ahead, more like ‘many years ahead (getting old now). Great player but Gerrard is immense in all areas (except in goal).
    Maybe you can work this out- Mourinho tried for 2 years to sign Gerrard, where was Ballacks name at that point? Basically, he comes second to Gerrard – even to Mourinho.

  18. Great video!! But Ballack is not light years ahead, more like ‘many years ahead (getting old now). Great player but Gerrard is immense in all areas (except in goal).
    Maybe you can work this out- Mourinho tried for 2 years to sign Gerrard, where was Ballacks name at that point? Basically, he comes second to Gerrard – even to Mourinho.

  19. Gerrard is a better player IMHO.
    He can cross, shoot, pass long, shot, beat players, and tackle, can almost play any position on the field and is much more versatile than Ballack. When Ballack can play defensive midfield, Right fullback, attacking midifled, and right wing all at world class level, come back and we will have a debate.

  20. whoever made this is a dick….jst for the comment about Pirlo, how do u compare ballack 2 pirlo? u cant say either player is better, Pirlo changed football and will have a much longer lasting effect on the game…..and wtf has age got 2 do with it? dick, its gerrard anyway…notice the clips vs TNS thats what wud happen if gerrard played in germany week in week out…..ballack is domestically unproven over a season, i guess we will see tho…..

  21. Ballack will show up that wannabe, Gerrard. L’pool’ll see set pieces like they’ve never seen before.

  22. See set pieces like never b4??? Wind your neck in.
    Why do you think that chelski tried so hard to get gerrard for so long? Because he is the best thats why as you lot always say that you are buying all of the best players in the world.
    Just ask yourself this who does Ballack play for?? Chelski or Abramovich????
    Who does gerrard play for???? LIVERPOOL
    End of!

  23. See set pieces like never b4??? Wind your neck in.
    Why do you think that chelski tried so hard to get gerrard for so long? Because he is the best thats why as you lot always say that you are buying all of the best players in the world.
    Just ask yourself this who does Ballack play for?? Chelski or Abramovich????
    Who does gerrard play for???? LIVERPOOL
    End of!

  24. Ballack is a very good player, but in a poor league. He will have to prove himself in the premiership. Gerrard has done that, and at just 26 will become the world’s best midfielder. If you offered any top class european team a choice, I bet Stevie G would win everytime.

  25. Definetly Gerrard, What crucial goals has ballack scored. let me see for gerrard.. Champions league against olympiakos to take liverpool to group stages. Scored in champions league final. And most recently tremendous input in the FA cup final eventually to win it for liverpool.. anyone for ballack now…

  26. Stevie is the better player scores many vital goals, track’s back and defends when needed, covers the whole pitch. Some might say Ballack dose the same but as Martin says he played at a lower level with Bayern Munchien. Now has to show his true potential at a richer club besides where do his loyalities lye, Stevie weathered the storm with himself and Rafa and has probally turned out the better for it while seemingly Ballack is loyal to making the money and that’s about it!!

  27. Gerrard is the on his way up to even higher heights, ballack is not going any higher.Gerrard gives more to a team than just attacking,gerrard wins easily.

  28. The fact is Ballack is not an all action midfielder, I am a chelsea fan and whist I believe he is a top class signing, Gerrard sets the standards in the premiership. It will be an interesting tussle, but if I had the choice I would have Gerrard over Ballack.

  29. Ballack of course left for the money. But he was not being challenged enough in the German league. This move will show whether he is capable of keeping up a quality player like Gerrard.

  30. Gerrard by a mile. Ballack is good, but is unproven in the premiership – the best league in the world. Balack looked very average last year in the bundesliga…gerrard was awesome in the premiership.
    Plus he didnt sell his soul to become a bluenose chav…Gerrard is class…but chelsea just cant get over he told them to f*** off….hahaha

  31. That’s quite and overstatement to say that Ballack is lightyears ahead of Gerrard. The proof will be in the pudding this year in the EPL, and I think Gerrard will prevail.
    It’s a good thing we’re not judging greatness based on World Cup performances…both Ballack and Gerrard were horrendous for their sides. I thought it was a travesty that Ballack made the All-Cup side…he was useless for Germany.

  32. i think chelsea still cant believe they cant hav stevie thats why they make comparisons first gerrad vs lampard then essien and now ballack but u all knw who is the best.

  33. lets see how ballack goes in the premiership.. germany is no where near what the premiership… for mine.. GERRARD!!!!

  34. gerrard is a lot better than ballack don’t think ballack could drag his team back from the dead if he was captain of a Champions League & FA Cup winning team can ya???
    By the way he can be one of Jose’s cry babies when Liverpool will win the Premiership this coming season

  35. Posted by: Sghani | July 25, 2006 06:01 PM
    Hahahahaha, Ballack better than Gerrard??? Dont make me laugh, Alonso is better than ballack and Gerrard is Better than Alonso.
    haha, i like this!!
    Gerrard is the best,yea!

  36. Posted by: Sghani | July 25, 2006 06:01 PM
    Hahahahaha, Ballack better than Gerrard??? Dont make me laugh, Alonso is better than ballack and Gerrard is Better than Alonso.
    haha, i like this!!
    Gerrard is the best,yea!

  37. This constant going on about how much better Chelsea’s midfield players are tham Gerrard, after you failed to sign him twice reminds me of one thing. The boy in the playground who pulls the hair of the girl he fancies, end of.
    Gerrard is the best midfielder in the Premiership at the moment and for the forseeable future.

  38. Steven Gerrard is a legendary midfielder and I cant belive you are actually comparing him to Michael Ballack! From the video of past goals from Michael Ballack I will hold up my hand and say that yes fair play the guy has scored some blinding goals but like I said past!! Steven Gerrard is like a good whiskey and only gets better with age! He is an asset to Liverpool, captain band I say no more! Where are Stevies best goals? I think the producer of the above vid should now stop being one sided and get some of Stevies scorcher goals on it – not being biased – would that be why only Ballacks best goals are shown!!!!!Get your tissues ready Ballack youll be needing them this season when Liverpool kick ass (AGAIN!!!!!!!) x

  39. Hw can Gerrard be better than Ballack??Ballack is da best midfielder and scores more than 13 goals per season.Thats even better than some world class strikers and he is also da best paid football player in the premier league! COMON BALLACK

  40. Gerrard is overrated grossly but right now Ballack is not in the best of forms. I’d have Gerrard over Ballack at this very moment but surely Ballack is one level above Gerrard career wise. Bundesliga is no push over, the difference between Bundes. and EPL is the same as that between EPL and La Liga or Serie A.

  41. In response to the fucking cunt crowing about Gerrard scoring in the huge games if Olympiakos and the FA Cup Final against the “mighty” West Ham. Ahem, those games mean sweet fuck all in world football terms and what goals has Ballack scored!!!! Well how about the winners for Germany in the World Cup Quarter and Semi Final of 2002, the latter AFTER he had been booked and was about to miss the final.That’s right, the World Cup Final!!!!! And Gerrard blows penalties against Portugal and Ballack never misses, so based on all that who is mentally tougher then? And as for Gerrard being able to play anywhere except in goal WTF!!! That is a complete and utter fabrication, if Gerrard played in defence agasint Eto’o, Messi or Villa he would be asbolutely fucking obliterated!! Where is your evidence for this, seems to me people jst make claims about Gerard that are completely unsubstantiated. This is jst bollocks people make up about Gerrard who I believe to be the most overrated player in the world. Don’t get me wrong, he is highly talented but some idiots who know fuck all about football make him out to to be the greatest player of all time and there are at far better players than him all over the world. Still he has done fuck all for England and at any other club outside his Anfiled comfort zone he wouldn’t be the star man or the “boyhood hero”. Let him immortalize himself in an overrated league at a club whos best days are from 20 years ago and are going down the toilet fast. Noone on the continent could give a shit about this overrated cunt. So the answer, quite clearly, is Ballack who is a bit over now but when he was 26 was miles better than Gerrard can ever dream of being. Ballack though in decline is still better than Gerrard though. If any of you fucking idiots want schooled further in the game of football let me know. You have probably never seen a game outside of the English Premiership in your lives you all know sweet fuck all!!!!!!! Well at least the cunt who said “when has Ballack ever scored an important goal” doesn’t!!!Have a nice career Gerrard (what remains of it) having people marvel at you destroying those world class “cough” teams of West Ham and being allowed back into the biggest game of your life because Milan took their foot off the gas as they did agaisnt Deportivo the year before, the stupid cunts if they would have remained focused you’d have been nowhere near the fucking Champion’s League trophy Gerrard you thick cunt!!!!!! Oh btw, I think Alonso is better than Gerrard as well and I love seeing him run games and carry him and then hearing ppl say “wasn’t Gerrard brilliant today” 2pm at Anfiled on a Saturday for a 3 pm KO and the man of the match is Gerrard!!!!! I rest my fucking case you daft cunts. Now go and watch some football outside of England you fools

  42. To David who likes to use the word “cunt” – a lot – If anyone is a thick cunt its you! You drone on about watching football outside of england etc well fuck off and do that then and if anyone is a thick cunt as you brand – i think you will find that is you atleast our blogs are short and sweet – cos we were watching the football!

  43. Yoi idiots don’t have a clue about football, especially the skank saying I know fuck all about football haha
    You are ignorant cunts, when was the last time Gerrard scored the winner in a World Cup Sem Final then after finding out he would miss the final? Fucking never, he fails EVERY TIME for England and all you harp on about for his case for England is a 5 1 victory over the worst german team in history which was a shitty little qualifier for a tournament you did fuck all in anyway. Where is he when it counts? I bet that bitch has never even seen Ballack play till he stepped on English shores, Biased self serving CUNTS (oops said it again). Maybe if you stop talking a good game and go out and actually PROVE ytou are the best (impossbile since you are mediocre) you might win something at long fucking last.
    Until then I will piss myself laughing as Italy, Brazil and France run the show whilst you idiots go on about being “robbed” and having bad luck all the time.
    Face it you are a laughing stock all over the world and noone rates you or your fucking golden boys like Gerrard as much as you do.
    I can name at least 8 mfs better than that overrated cuntbag Gerrard, who is highlt talented, but so abhorrently overrated it is amazing. He has done basically fuck all outside of the shitty Premiership. OOOO lets all talk about that one CL Final where Milan (deny it all you like fuckers) took their foot off the gas.
    I will be back you fucking stupid arseholes.

  44. Gerrard! he is class and is younger, he also is a great captain good luck 2 him for the england game.

  45. I have never said that you know fuck all about football! This blog is biased in both eyes – I like Gerrard – you like Ballack! But like i said before – they are short and sweet and everyone elses dont drone on like yours do!
    Everyone is entitled to an opinion! I dont however believe you would have been pissing yourself tonight when liverpool beat barcelona on their home ground 2-1 – the only ppl pissing theirself now is all the ppl who disagree with you darling!!
    I agree in the respect that gerrard hasnt exactly been on top form this season – but has ballack – please!

  46. well said cheikhna OakMan, cudnt agree more…this blog is baised towaards gerrad because idiots dnt anything about football. tht video is shit wher are all his 35 yrd goals. hes both footed gerrard aint. ballacks scoring ratio is nearly as twice as much as gerrards. hes done more international an league wise. gerrard FAcup (clap clap ) and a flukey champiosn league. btw ballack shuave gone man utd instead of chelsea.

  47. This blog is pathetic, it should be a simple yes/no answer in my eyes both players are highly talented but extremely overated – there is no need for the language some use to express! This should be simply about the players! There are some on here ( no names mentioned ) who obviously have a little too much time on their hands to write a much as they do! And the name calling from one man i would say gentleman but due to his language i cannot is absolutely awful! This is simply a ballack/gerrard blog – the banter should be about the player and their team nothing else! I think you know who you are!! There is enough animosity in the world without silly arguing between hooligans! Cos thats how you come across!!!!!

  48. haha ok then Julio fair play mate
    But still, seriously, Gerrard is noweher near Ballack’s level, my profanity was necessary to show how angry I am at this guys overratedness
    It seems his reputation is bigger than his actual talent.
    People make claims up about him from thin air
    “Gerrard can play anywhere but in goal”
    When lol? And maybe against stoke, but try that against brazil or argentina playing him at centre back he will be annihilated.
    “Gerrard brought us back v milan”
    I actually spoke to a gerrard obsessive who ended up admitting to me hamann did more that night, but it is more fairytale like to give all the credit to the hometown hero
    clearly, the guy is overrated and nowhere near ballack at his peak
    but either way, kaka is 3 timrs better than both

  49. what is this arsehole on about?
    it clearly states that this blog is v gerrard and ballack so why is ‘david’ mentioning kaka stupid arse!

  50. watch Gerrard on the ball, he has no control and does not run Liverpool’s midfield. Sure he scores great goals but he is way over hyped and shit. One goal and he is a great player. they forget about the bad touches and the shit vision he has. In 2005 when Liverpool won the champions league Smicer was the one who changed the game when he came on but who gets the credit coz he’s captain fantastic Stevie g. He runs at a 100 miles an hour with no control of the ball.The ball is way in front of him thats why he runs so fast to catch up 2 it. No Control. Liverpool are run by true class players who don’t get mentioned like Xabi Alonso who is a player who runs Liverpool a true midfielder. like Ballack watch him. He creates chances and he is a complete player. He is strong and is a midfielder that runs the team. His touch and control of the ball is amazing. His vision , shots, headers, penalties and they are more great traits he has. He is always free of the ball but Chelsea never use him. Because they play rubbish football just running down the wing and not thinking about anything else. The English don’t comment on control and how the players touch and passes are. All they care about is just scoring and hard tackling (Getting Stuck in). They forget about build up and how players play. Passes control and what runs. What a player does basically. All credit goes to goals and people who get stuck in (Stevie G) they hype their players way to much and overrate them. Control, touch and vision are the most import things in football. Ballack does the basics well thats what makes him better than Gerrard. Gerrard is shit man he has no control and vision like Ballack.

  51. watch Gerrard on the ball, he has no control and does not run Liverpool’s midfield. Sure he scores great goals but he is way over hyped and shit. One goal and he is a great player. they forget about the bad touches and the shit vision he has. In 2005 when Liverpool won the champions league Smicer was the one who changed the game when he came on but who gets the credit coz he’s captain fantastic Stevie g. He runs at a 100 miles an hour with no control of the ball.The ball is way in front of him thats why he runs so fast to catch up 2 it. No Control. Liverpool are run by true class players who don’t get mentioned like Xabi Alonso who is a player who runs Liverpool a true midfielder. like Ballack watch him. He creates chances and he is a complete player. He is strong and is a midfielder that runs the team. His touch and control of the ball is amazing. His vision , shots, headers, penalties and they are more great traits he has. He is always free of the ball but Chelsea never use him. Because they play rubbish football just running down the wing and not thinking about anything else. The English don’t comment on control and how the players touch and passes are. All they care about is just scoring and hard tackling (Getting Stuck in). They forget about build up and how players play. Passes control and what runs. What a player does basically. All credit goes to goals and people who get stuck in (Stevie G) they hype their players way to much and overrate them. Control, touch and vision are the most import things in football. Ballack does the basics well thats what makes him better than Gerrard. Gerrard is shit man he has no control and vision like Ballack.

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