Left back best known as a member of clubs like SV Mattersburg and FC Schalke 04. He represented his native Austria at UEFA Euro 2008.
He played youth soccer for SVg Pitten from 1992 to 2001.
He won a DFL-Supercup title with FC Schalke 04 in 2011.
He was married to a woman named Michaela from 2007 to 2012.
He has been teammates with Kevin-Prince Boateng on FC Schalke 04.