Midfielder who made 58 appearances for West Ham United from 2008 to 2011. He debuted with the Swiss national team in 2005.
He began his professional career with Lugano in 2002.
He spent the 2011-12 season with Fiorentina then played for Napoli for two seasons.
He was born in Titova Mitrovica, Yugoslavia.
He and goalkeeper Diego Benaglio became teammates on the Swiss national team.