Center back who debuted professionally with SC Freiburg in 2012. He became a member of the German national team in 2014.
He began his youth career with SV March in 1998.
He competed internationally for Germany at the U18, U19 and U21 levels before being called up to the senior squad.
He was born in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.
He joined fellow defender Philipp Lahm on the German national team in 2014.