Christoph Tobias Metzelder was born on 5th of November 1980 in Haltern, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany. Metzelder is a central defender who currently plays for Spanish giants Real Madrid.
He had a career blighted by constant injuries. His younger brother Malte is also a footballer and is also a centre back. Metzelder and his brother both played for BV Borussia Dortmund.
On 18 April 2007, Metzelder transferred to Real Madrid at the end of the season on a free transfer.
Full name: Christoph Tobias Metzelder
Date of birth: 5 November 1980
Place of birth: Haltern, West Germany
Height: 1.94 m (6 ft 4in)
Playing position: Centre back
Current club: Real Madrid
1999–2000: Preußen Münster
2000–2007: Borussia Dortmund
2007: Real Madrid