Defender and back who have made his senior profession debut in 2008 for Ajax, and his international debut in ’09 2009 for Belgium. He performed youngsters soccer for Germinal Beerschot from 1999-2004, as well as for Ajax from 2004-2008. This year 2010 he was selected as Talent of the entire year for Ajax. He was created and elevated in Antwerp, Belgium. In 2013 he became a member of Atletico Madrid, where he performed alongside superstar David Villa.