He's not a fan of the limelight and doesn't like giving interviews. So it's ironic that he's been playing in the Bundesliga for 16 years where he's required to talk to the press. He couldn't get past us, either. We cast an eye back on his career at Freiburg, Schalke and Berlin.
So what has changed since 1998, the year that Kaiserslautern won the Bundesliga, Gerhard Schröder replaced Helmut Kohl as Chancellor, Google went online and a 21-year-old Georgian joined Freiburg?