Former center back who made 232 appearances for Aston Villa from 2001 to 2008 and scored 8 goals in 117 matches for the Swedish national team from 2000 to 2012. He was named to the UEFA Euro All-Star team in 2004.
He began his professional career with Degerfors IF in 1996.
He helped Olympiacos win the Superleague Greece title in 2011 and 2012.
He has two children with his wife Carolina Kihl, whom he married on July 13, 2013.
He and midfielder Rasmus Elm were teammates on the Swedish national team.