Philippe Senderos

Philippe Senderos

Philippe Senderos - Credit: Archant

Many eyebrows were raised when La Liga big-hitters Valencia swooped to sign the 6ft 3in centre-back from Premier League strugglers Fulham in January.

Prior to his move to Craven Cottage, Senderos had become a figure of much derision following a lengthy spell with London neighbours Arsenal.

The big man made 84 appearances in the Gunners’ red, and helped them reach the 2006 Champions League final, but towards the end of his time at the Emirates his performances became increasingly erratic.

Despite his strapping frame, is often criticised for being something of a ‘gentle giant’.

• Country: Switzerland

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• Position: Defender

• Age: 29

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• Current club: Valencia

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