Former goalkeeper who played for the German national team from 1998 to 2008 and professionally for many teams, highlighted by his unbeaten run with the Premier League's Arsenal in 2003-2004.
He grew up playing soccer in Essen, West Germany.
He was voted the UEFA Club Goalkeeper of the Year in 1997 and 2006.
He married Conny Lehmann in 1999 and together they had three children: Mats, Lasse, and Lieselotta.
He was brought to Arsenal to replace goalkeeper David Seaman.