Philippe Senderos

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Philippe Senderos
Philippe Senderos (2006)
Surname Philippe Sylvain Senderos
birthday February 14, 1985
place of birth MeyrinSwitzerland
Size 190 cm
position Central defender
Years station Games (goals) 1
2001-2003 Servette FC 26 (3)
2003-2010 Arsenal FC 64 (4)
2008-2009 →  AC Milan  (loan) 14 (0)
2010 →  Everton FC  (loan) 2 (0)
2010-2014 Fulham FC 57 (2)
2014 Valencia CF 8 (0)
2014-2016 Aston Villa 8 (0)
2016 Grasshopper Club Zurich 14 (0)
2016-2017 Glasgow Rangers 3 (0)
2017-2019 Houston Dynamo 10 (4)
2019 FC Chiasso 3 (0)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
2005-2016 Switzerland 57 (5)
1 Only league games are given.

Philippe Sylvain Senderos (born February 14, 1985 in Meyrin ) is a former Swiss national football player of Spanish - Serbian descent.

Birth and childhood

Senderos was born in Meyrin, a small town on the border with France . Senderos also grew up in Meyrin.



Senderos played as a junior at Servette FC Genève . At the age of 16 he made his debut in Switzerland's top division, the National League A , today's Raiffeisen Super League . At the age of 18, he moved to England for Arsenal in July 2003 . He made his debut in the first team on October 27, 2004 in the League Cup against Manchester City . In the Premier League Senderos was substituted on for the first time on January 1, 2005 in the game against Charlton Athletic . As a result, Senderos established himself as an extended regular at Arsenal and made regular appearances in championship, cup games and Champions League. Senderos wore the number 6 on his shirt at Arsenal; this was last in 2002 by “Mr. Arsenal “ worn by Tony Adams . As a central defender, Senderos scored four goals for Arsenal in the championship between 2005 and the end of the 2008 season. With Arsenal Senderos won the FA Cup in 2005 and the FA Community Shield in 2004, with the latter only acting as a substitute.

During the summer break of 2008, Senderos was loaned to AC Milan for a year , with the option of a permanent takeover. Due to injuries, he played his first competitive game for AC Milan in the Europa League in early November 2008 . In the Italian championship he made his debut in January 2009, in the further course of the season he was mostly substituted on.

After AC Milan decided not to redeem the purchase option, Senderos was in talks with various clubs; a move to Everton FC was incorrectly reported as made. The change ultimately failed because of the excessively high transfer fee required, as did a transfer to Hull City a few weeks later . On January 25, he was loaned to Everton FC until the end of the 2009/10 season .

On June 8, 2010 Senderos signed a three-year contract with the Europa League finalists Fulham . He made his league debut for Fulham on April 30, 2011 against AFC Sunderland . He scored his first goal for Fulham in a 2-1 home win at Craven Cottage on April 21, 2012 against Wigan Athletic .

On January 31, 2014, Senderos moved to Valencia CF on a free transfer .

After half a year in Spain Senderos returned to the Premier League for the 2014/15 season . He signed a two-year contract with Aston Villa until June 30, 2016. In January 2016, Aston Villa announced that the contract with Senderos had been terminated amicably.

On January 29, 2016, Senderos signed a six-month contract with Grasshoppers Club Zurich .

On August 31, 2016, he signed a one-year contract with the Glasgow Rangers.

A year later he signed a contract in Major League Soccer with Houston Dynamo . After a six-month commitment at FC Chiasso , he announced his resignation on December 16, 2019.

National team

Philippe Senderos was the captain of the U-17 national team , which was European champion in Denmark in 2002 , and team captain at the U-20 World Cup in the Netherlands in 2005 . Senderos played since March 26, 2005 for the senior team in Switzerland. In the National Team he has achieved as a central defender has several goals, such as on 23 June 2006 in the preliminary round of the 2006 World Cup , the 1: 0 against South Korea . In the same game, Senderos dislocated his right shoulder, which ended the world championship prematurely for him. At the European Championships in Austria and Switzerland in 2008 he was again in the Swiss squad and for the 2010 World Cup he was appointed to the squad by coach Ottmar Hitzfeld . As a member of the team he was used in the opening game against Spain, but as in the 2006 World Cup, he was injured very early in the tournament. In the 23rd minute he suffered a severe ankle sprain after his own tackle, which meant the qualifying round for him.

Family and personal life

Philippe's father Julian Senderos decided at the age of 17 to emigrate from his Spanish hometown of Santiuste . Julian first worked in Madrid, later moved to London and finally settled in Geneva. There he met Zorica Novkovic, his future wife from Serbia. Philippe Senderos has both Swiss and Spanish citizenship.

Senderos got married in June 2009 in London , without the media or the public .

titles and achievements

As a national player

With the U-17 in Switzerland

As a club player

With Arsenal FC

Web links

Commons : Philippe Senderos  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Message on
  2. Statistics data for Philippe Sendero's 2008/09 season on
  3. Media report on from August 1, 2009
  4. Media report ( memento of September 4, 2009 in the Internet Archive ) on of September 1, 2009
  5. "Philippe Senderos joins Everton on loan" ( Memento of the original from September 19, 2012 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. ( @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  6. Senderos joins Fulham ( Memento from July 5, 2012 in the Internet Archive )
  7. ^ "Fulham 2-1 Wigan" BBC Sport. April 21, 2012. Retrieved April 21, 2012.
  8. Official VCF Statement
  9. Swiss defender Senderos agrees deal to join Villa ( Memento of the original from June 8, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  10. Philippe Sendero's Cheetah's Villa ( Memento of the original from January 28, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , Aston Villa website, accessed January 28, 2016 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  11. Grasshoppers Club Zurich website
  12. ^ Philippe Senderos: Rangers hand Swiss defender a one-year deal. BBC Sport, August 31, 2016, accessed September 1, 2016 .
  13. Houston Dynamo sign Swiss defender Philippe Senderos., August 7, 2017, accessed August 11, 2017 .
  14. After 17 years in business: Philippe Senderos resigns. December 16, 2019, accessed December 16, 2019 .
  15. "Senderos fails" article in Blick from June 17, 2010
  16. Portrait on
  17. Media report on from October 12, 2009