Philippe Senderos (born
14, 1985 in
Geneva, Switzerland) is a
football player currently playing for
F.C. as a defender.
Born to a Spanish
father and a
Serbia and Montenegrin mother, his international options were expansive.
However, he captained Switzerland to a European U-17 Championship in 2002,
sparking interest from such clubs as
Juventus, and both
After an unsuccessful first season plagued by injury, Senderos made his debut
in an Arsenal shirt during the 2-1 away victory against
Manchester City F.C. in the
He has made 13 league appearances and in particular made an impressive
UEFA Champions League debut against
Bayern Munich. Since then, his form has been superb, and even after
Campbell fully recovered from his injury, Senderos kept the star English
defender on the bench.
Senderos kept Sol Campbell out of the F.A. Cup final team and was pivotal in
Arsenal's great defensive performance which enabled them to win the cup on
penalties, after a 0-0 draw.
Guardian, he said, amongst other things, that he speaks 5 languages.