Left back who appeared in 127 matches for Sampdoria from 2007 to 2011. He debuted with the Swiss national team in 2005, competing in the 2010 and 2014 World Cup competitions.
He debuted professionally for Grasshopper in 2002 after spending two years in the club's youth set-up.
He helped Fenerbahce with the Turkish Cup in both 2012 and 2013.
His brother Ronald also became a professional soccer player.
He and striker Eren Derdiyok became teammates on the Swiss national team.