Position : Defender
Date of birth : 13 February, 1980
Team : Borussia Dortmund (Germany)
Nationality : Germany
Notes : Was a regular German U/21 international whilst at second division side Hannover 96 before joining Freiburg in mid 2000. He joined Freiburg as there was a greater chance of first team action and has been a key player in their good run. Was reported to have signed an agreement to join Bayern Munich in the next few years but instead decided to join Borussia Dortmund from Freiburg immediately as there were better first team chances there. Helped Germany reach the final of the 2002 World Cup where they lost to Brazil.
LAST UPDATED: 1 August, 2002
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