Left back who began his professional career with Borussia Dortmund and became a member of the German national team in 2010.
He played youth soccer for Fortuna Magdeburg from 1997 to 2001.
He made 11 appearances for the German U21 team from 2009 to 2011.
He was born in Magdeburg, East Germany.
He and Miroslav Klose became teammates on the German national team.