German winger who joined up with Bayer Leverkusen this year 2010 after spending 3 periods with Hamburger SV. He started his youth profession with Holstein Kiel at age group 14. He performed on Germany’s U19, U20, and U21 groups. He was raised with a sibling called Steve. He was briefly teammates with Marcell Jansen on Hamburger SV in 2008.