Skilled defender who joined West Bromwich Albion in 2012 after spending five seasons with Birmingham City.
He spent his youth career with West Ham United and Aston Villa and began his professional career with Aston Villa in 2001.
He became the first player in more than 20 years to transfer from Aston Villa to bitter rival Birmingham City, yet he quickly won over skeptical fans with his play.
He grew up in Bexleyheath, England.
He faced off against future soccer star Wayne Rooney in the FA Youth Cup Finals in 2001.