Striker most famous for playing for the Bundesliga team Werder Bremen from 2001 to 2008 and the Croatian national team from 2004 to 2011. He won both the Bundesliga and DFB Cup titles with Werder Bremen in 2004.
He was born in Hamburg and got his youth career underway with Union 03 Altona in 1984.
He participated in the 2008 UEFA Euro tournament shortly after undergoing a kidney transplant, becoming the first player ever to play in a major tournament following a transplant.
He got married in 2003 and has a daughter named Fabiana.
He was teammates with goalkeeper Sebastian Mielitz on Werder Bremen.