He started in his local club Taufkirchen as striker in the youth ranks.For SV Ried he made his professional debut in the 2003/04 season at the age of 17. With the U17 national team he was 3rd in the UEFA - European Championship 2003. 2005 he joined FK Austria Wien. With this club he reached his first Championsship. 2009 he joined FC Red Bull Salzburg, where he signed till 2012. He played all position in the defence and reached 2010 with Red Bull Salzburg his second Championship.