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Michael Ball

Everton FC

1 cap, 0 goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 3: A 0
*(actual F 2: A 0)
100% successful

1999-2001

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
45

Profile

Full name Michael John Ball

(*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)

Born 2 October 1979 in Crosby, Liverpool, Lancashire [registered as Michael John in Liverpool, December 1979].
Height/Weight 5'10", 11st. 2lb. [2000]

Source

Barry J. Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2000] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Having started out as a Liverpool schoolboy, alongside Steven Gerrard and Michael Owen, Ball became a part of the academy at FA National School at Lilleshall. From there, he became a trainee with Everton FC, then signed professionally on 17 October 1996.  After 121 Premiership appearances and eight goals, Ball signed for Glasgow Rangers FC in August 2001 for £6.5 million. After 4 years, making 55 SPL appearances, scoring once, he left Rangers for PSV Eindhoven on 31 August 2005 for £500,000, but only played in eleven lague matches, after struggling with injuries. In a bid to resurrect his Premiership career, Ball joined Manchester City FC on 31 January 2007 for an undisclosed fee.  He was released from his Eastlands' contract after 48 Premier League appearances, on 1 July 2009, and had trained with various clubs afterwards, Wigan Athletic FC and Blackpool FC inclusive, he eventually joined Leicester City FC and Sven-Göran Eriksson on 9 August 2011 and was released in 2012 after only three Championship appearances.
Club honours Scottish League Cup winners 2004-05; Scottish Premier League Champions 2004-05; Eredivise Champions 2005-06; KNVB Cup runners-up 2005-06;
Individual honours SPL Player of the Month December 2003;
Distinctions None

Source

Various Media

England Career

Player number One of two who became the 1104th players (1104) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-back.
Only match No. 776, 28 February 2001, England 3 Spain 0, at Villa Park, Trinity Road, Witton, Birmingham, substitute (ht), aged 21 years 151 days;
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours England U21 (seven appearances), England U18, England Schoolboy (15 appearances).
Distinctions None

 

Michael Ball - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
3 1 0 0 1 0 45 min 0 0 min 0 None None
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Michael Ball - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - White - Friendly 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1

 

Michael Ball - Match History
 Club: Everton F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: Kevin Keegan - 0 full capsx

Age 19
- 757 28 April 1999 - Hungary 1 England 1, Népstadion, Budapest Fr AD unused sub 16
 

Coach: Peter Taylor - 0 full capsx

Age 20
- 775 15 November 2000 - Italy 1 England 0, Stadio delle Alpi, Torino Fr AL unused sub 17
 

Coach: Sven-Göran Eriksson - 1 full capx

Age 21
1 776 28 February 2001 - England 3 Spain 0, Villa Park, Trinity Road, Witton, Birmingham Fr HW sub ht 23

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