Soccer star who has been a standout defender for, and won league titles with, such clubs as FC Sochaux-Montbéliard, SV Werder Bremen and Red Star Belgrade. He joined the senior Serbian squad in 2006.
He was raised in the Serbian village of Orlovat.
He was named to the Serbian SuperLiga Team of the Season in 2011 and 2012.
He married pop star Jelena Karleusa in 2008. He has children named Nika and Atina.
He was teammates with fellow Serb Vladimir Stojkovic at the 2008 Summer Olympics.