Croatian midfielder who served as captain of Seville FC from 2013 to 2014, after that joined up with FC Barcelona. He performed for Schalke from 2007 to 2011 and joined up with the Croatian nationwide group in 2007. He produced his professional debut with FC Basel in 2005. He was created in Mohlin, Switzerland and elevated by Croatian parents. His decision to symbolize Croatia in worldwide competition rather than Switzerland sparked controversy. He wedded Raquel Mauri in Apr 2013 and became a dad with the delivery of his child Althea in July 2013. His second child Adara was created in 2016. He became a member of Darijo Srna within the Croatian national group in 2007.