Ex-Premier League defender Philippe Senderos made his name in the colours of Arsenal following his move from boyhood club Servette in his native Switzerland. Philippe Senderosjoined Servette at a young age and he moved up through the various youth teams at the Swiss top flight team before making his debut for the first team in 2002. Philippe Senderos spent around a decade with the Servette youth teams before spending one season with the Servette first team. Arsenal took a chance of him shortly after he broke into the Servette first team. The Gunners signed Philippe Senderos as a teenager and went on to spend seven years at the North London club until 2010.

Philippe Senderosplayed for the various youth teams for Switzerland from the u-15s upward and he could have represented Serbia or Spain through his parents but he opted for the Swiss. The former Arsenal, AC Milan and Fulhamcentre back was the skipper of the Swiss u-17 team that won the 2002 Euro u-17 Championship.

He made his debut for Switzerland against France in March 2005 before netting his first international goal against Cyprus on the occasion of his fifth cap for the Swiss national team. Philippe Senderos was one of the scorers in a 3-1 victory for his team. He was in the Switzerland squad to the 2006 FIFA World Cup tournament in Germany. Senderos played in all the three group games at the FIFA World Cup tournament in Germany as he played alongside Patrick Muller at the heart of the defence. A broken nose in the third group game against South Korea ruled Philippe Senderos out of the rest of that World Cup campaign because of a broken nose suffered in the third group game. The 35-year-old featured for Switzerland at Euro 2008 as well as the 2010 FIFA World Cup tournament in South Africa and the 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament in Brazil.