U21 debut: 28.02.2006 v Lithuania
Qualifying Games: 3 – Goals: 0
• German-born of Spanish ancestry, the attack-minded right-back made his Bundesliga and UEFA Champions League debuts aged 17.
• Represented Germany at 2006 UEFA European U21 Championship. Won first senior cap against Denmark in March 2007, aged 19.
• Made eleven appearances for Leverkusen in their run to 2007/08 UEFA Cup quarter-finals.
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