Former German soccer defender who played on the German National Team from 2002 to 2011.
He began his professional career with Germany's SC Verl in 1999.
He played in the 2004 Euro Championships, 2006 World Cup, 2008 Euro Championships and the 2010 World Cup.
He was born to Hans-Joachim Friedrich and Christel Fritz.
He played in the 2010 World Cup where midfielder Andres Iniesta helped lead Team Spain to the Championship.