Player Details


Philippe Senderos


6' 3"


181 lbs

Date of Birth

2.14.1985 (37)


Geneva, Switzerland



Player Category

2022 MLS Regular Season
2022 MLS Regular Season
Career Summary

MLS 2018:  Played in eight games with seven starts for the Dynamo this season ... Missed five due to a hamstring injury (September 29-October 28) ... Scored his first MLS brace in a 3-0 win against Minnesota United on July 7, earning Team of the Week honors for Week 19 ... Started and scored the second goal in stoppage time in a 2-2 draw against Los Angeles FC on July 3 ... Came in as a sub for Alejandro Fuenmayor in a 2-0 win against Colorado Rapids on Jun 9 ... Missed 10 games due to an injury to his right hamstring ... Played 90 minutes and scored his first MLS goal in a 4-0 win against Atlanta United on March 3, earning MLS Team of the Week honors for Week 1

LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP:  2018: played in five games with four starts for the Houston Dynamo helping them win the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. In the semifinals against Los Angeles FC he scored the winning penalty for the Dynamo to advance to the final

MLS 2017: Started and played in four games of the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs ... Missed the Second Leg of the Western Conference Championship due to a right hamstring injury ... Made his playoff debut in a 1-0 win vs. Sporting Kansas City during the Knockout Round of the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs ... Missed a 3-0 win vs. Chicago Fire on October 22 due to a sprain in the left knee ... Returned to the Starting XI after missing four games due to a strain on the right adductor in a 2-1 win against Sporting Kansas City on October 11 due to a strain on the right adductor ... Made his MLS debut as a starter in a 1-0 loss against Colorado Rapids on September 9 ... Signed by the Houston Dynamo on August 7, 2017

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Began his professional career at Swiss club Servette in 2002 … Joined Arsenal prior to 2002-03 season … Made 64 Premier League appearances and scored 4 goals in his time with Arsenal … Won the 2004 FA Community Shield, 2004-05 FA Cup, and finished runner-up in the 2005-06 UEFA Champions League … Missed entirety of Arsenal's undefeated, title-winning 2003-04 season due to injury … Loaned out to AC Milan for 2008-09 … Loaned to Everton in Jan. 2010 … Signed for Fulham in June 2010 … Made 57 appearances and scored two goals for Fulham in the Premier League … Transferred to Valencia on Jan. 2014 … Signed with Aston Villa in June 2014 … Returned to Switzerland with Grasshoppers in Jan. 2016 … Signed with Rangers (Scotland) for 2016-17

INTERNATIONAL: Swiss international (57 caps, 5 goals) … Captained the Swiss U-17 team to victory at the 2002 UEFA European U-17 Championship … Made his senior team debut in March 2005 … Appeared in three FIFA World Cups: 2006, 2010, 2014 … Started all three group stage matches at the 2006 World Cup … Scored in the final match of the group stage, but suffered a broken nose and shoulder ligament damage to end his contributions that tournament … Appeared in all three group stage matches at EURO 2008 … Started first match of the 2010 World Cup, a 1-0 win over eventual champions Spain, but exited early due to injury … Appeared in one group stage match at the 2014 World Cup

PERSONAL: Son of Serbian and Spanish immigrants … Speaks six languages: English, Spanish, Serbian, French, German, Italian … Brother, Julien, played basketball professional in Switzerland and for the Swiss national team