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Marcos Senna

Marcos Antônio Senna da Silva (born 17 July 1976 in São Paulo, State of São Paulo) is a Spanish-Brazilian football player who plays as a midfielder for Villarreal CF and Spain . He is known for his passing range and long shooting ability and is also a penalty specialist.

Career

Club career

After playing for a number of different Brazilian football clubs early in his career, Senna moved to the Spanish club Villarreal CF in 2002 from São Caetano. Since joining the team, he has helped them as far as the UEFA Champions League semi-finals.

On 27 April 2008 Senna scored a goal from inside the centre circle against Real Betis in La Liga that he deemed, "the best goal of my life."

International career

Senna was granted Spanish citizenship in early 2006, and was part of the Spanish squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2008.

Senna was named in Spain's Euro 2008 squad. Senna scored the third of Spain's four converted penalties, which resulted in Spain progressing to the semi-finals at the expense of Italy, winning 4–2 on penalties. He played the full duration of the final of Euro 2008 in Spain's 1–0 win over Germany. Senna was named in UEFA's squad for Euro 2008. Some pundits and journalists named Senna as their player of the tournament.

His first international goal came against Armenia on 10 September 2008, in the 4–0 win in the 2010 World Cup qualifying match.

International goals

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 10 September, 2008 Estadio Carlos Belmonte, Albacete, Spain 4–0 Win 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying

Honors and awards

Club

Corinthians

*Winner (1): 2000

International

Spain

*Winner (1): 2008
*Euro 2008 Team of the tournament

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