Welsch defender who became captain of both the Wales national team and Swansea City. He debuted with both teams in 2008 and helped Swansea City capture a League Cup in 2013.
He spent his youth career with Tamworth and West Bromwich Albion before his professional career began with Hednesford Town in 2001.
He made 162 appearances for Stockport County from 2003 to 2008.
He was born in Wolverhampton, England.
He and Garry Monk were teammates on Swansea City.