Former professional French football player who was known for his work as a centre back for the Roma, Auxerre, and Milan clubs. He is also known for having played as a defender for the French national team as well.
He started his youth career in 1987 with the Toulouse-Mirail club. He then started his senior career in 1999 with the Auxerre club. In 2002, he went on to make his senior debut with the French national team.
He has earned several honors and awards for his playing including the Coupe de France in 2002 with the Auxerre club and the Coppa Italia with the Roma club in both the 2006 and 2007 seasons.
He has a son named Enzo and two daughters, one named Eva and one named Stella.
He was featured on the Italian cover of the EA Sports video game Wayne Rooney.