The son of the former Chelsea midfielder and Germany captain Michael Ballack has died in a quad bike crash in Portugal, Standupgh is reliably informed.
Emilio Ballack, 18, was driving the vehicle on land owned by his father in Tróia, a peninsula about an hour south of Lisbon, local media reported. The accident took place just after 2am and firefighters tried to save him but he was declared dead at the scene.
Portuguese media reported the teenager had been riding on an uneven piece of land near the Ballack family home, when the bike rolled backwards and fell on top of him.
Chelsea tweeted: “Everybody associated with Chelsea football club is shocked and saddened to learn of the death of Emilio Ballack at the terribly young age of 18. All our thoughts are with his father Michael and his family at this sad time.”