Left midfielder who joined Hertha BSC in 2014 and debuted for the Swiss national team in 2008.
He spent his youth career with SC Kriens from 1996 to 2005.
He appeared in 162 matches for Basel from 2008 to 2014, netting 41 goals for the club.
He was born in Lucerne, Switzerland.
He and striker Eren Derdiyok became teammates on the Swiss national team.