U21 debut: 21.02.2007 v Italy
Qualifying Games: 9 – Goals: 0
• Born in Siberia, the right-back came to Germany with his family at the age of three.
• Spent eight years at VfB Stuttgart (2000-08), winning German U17 and U19 titles as well as 2006/07 Bundesliga crown.
• Joined Hoffenheim in July 2008 and made senior debut for Germany in friendly against Norway in February.
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