Former Chelsea player Michael Ballack loses Son

Former Chelsea player Michael Ballack loses Son

Tragedy as former Chelsea and Germany football legend Michael Ballack's son Emilio, 18, is killed after his 'quad bike tipped backwards and crushed him near one of his father's homes in Portugal'

Emilio Ballack, the teenage son of former Germany and Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack, has died after being crushed by a quad-bike near the family's holiday home in Portugal, according to reports.

The 18-year-old was involved in the accident in the early hours of Thursday morning, where firefighters tried to rescue Emilio near the Villas do Mar estate.

According to Portuguese TV channel TVI24, the tragedy happened in Troia, a peninsular off the coast of Setubal just south of Lisbon, close to the house of Ballack, who retired as a professional footballer in 2012.

Firefighters who were among the emergency services sent to the scene were unable to confirm the dead man was Michael Ballack's son today.

But they revealed the tragedy happened when the quad fell on top of the victim and crushed him on land at the estate where he was staying.