33 Facts About Philippe Senderos


Philippe Sylvain Senderos was born on 14 February 1985 and is a Swiss retired professional footballer who played as a defender.


Philippe Senderos made 116 appearances over seven seasons with the North London club, and won the FA Cup in 2005.


Philippe Senderos then had brief spells at clubs in Spain, England, Scotland, Switzerland and the United States.


Philippe Senderos was included in the Swiss squads for three FIFA World Cups and at UEFA Euro 2008.


Philippe Senderos came up through the youth team set up at Swiss club Servette.


Philippe Senderos signed for Arsenal in December 2002, though he remained working at Servette until the following summer.


Philippe Senderos himself claimed he made the right decision joining the Gunners.


Shortly after joining Arsenal, Philippe Senderos' start did not come as planned after he suffered a recurrence of a back problem for six weeks and another injury on a fractured bone in his foot, leaving him out for the rest of the season.


Philippe Senderos eventually fell out of favour with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.


Philippe Senderos quickly incurred an injury and struggled to make the first team ahead of centre-backs Paolo Maldini and Kakha Kaladze, but finally made his first full appearance for the Rossoneri in a UEFA Cup group stage match against Braga, and came on as a substitute for his first Serie A appearance, against Fiorentina, approximately halfway through the season.


Philippe Senderos returned to Arsenal at the end of the season having made only three appearances, two in the Premier League and one in the UEFA Europa League.


On 8 June 2010, Philippe Senderos signed a three-year deal with Fulham on a free transfer.


Philippe Senderos underwent surgery and was expected to be out for 6 months.


Philippe Senderos finally made his debut for Fulham on 30 April 2011 against Sunderland.


On 1 March 2013, Philippe Senderos signed a one-year contract extension, keeping him at the West London club until June 2014.


On 31 January 2014, Philippe Senderos joined Valencia from Fulham with just hours remaining before the transfer window was due to close.


On 5 June 2014, Philippe Senderos joined Aston Villa on a two-year contract.


On 29 January 2016, just days after being released by Aston Villa, Philippe Senderos returned to his native Switzerland to sign for Grasshoppers on a six-month contract.


Philippe Senderos made just two appearances in the regular season for a Dynamo squad that finished fourth in the Western Conference.


Philippe Senderos would appear in every game of the 2018 US Open Cup as he helped the Dynamo win their first such title in club history.


Philippe Senderos picked up a hamstring injury in the final that forced him to miss the rest of the season.


Philippe Senderos's contract expired at the end of the 2018 season and the Dynamo decided to not re-sign him.


On 10 September 2019, Philippe Senderos signed with Swiss Challenge League side Chiasso.


Philippe Senderos is a former youth international and has played at all levels of football from the under-15s upward for Switzerland, though he was eligible to play for Spain or Serbia through his parents.


Philippe Senderos was captain of the Swiss under-17 squad that won the 2002 UEFA European Under-17 Championship.


Philippe Senderos broke his nose and suffered shoulder ligament damage in the match, which ruled him out of the remainder of Switzerland's World Cup campaign.


Philippe Senderos was part of the Swiss squad at the UEFA Euro 2008 finals, appearing in all three group matches as the team failed to qualify for the knockout stages.


Philippe Senderos was chosen in the Swiss squad for the 2014 World Cup, his third World Cup.


Philippe Senderos was omitted from the Switzerland squad for Euro 2016.


Philippe Senderos is a child of Serbian and Spanish immigrants.


On 20 July 2009, Philippe Senderos married Sara, an English woman of Iranian descent.


Philippe Senderos speaks six languages: English, French, Serbian, Spanish, German and Italian.


Philippe Senderos's brother Julien was a professional basketball player until 2011.