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Marcos Senna Visits Annandale, Virginia

Marcos Senna from Villarreal CF, visits and spends the entire evening playing with our VIVA players.  He started playing in games with our ladies and then ended in playing with the gentleman.  The small sided games were played all evening.  Thank you Marcos Senna for your time, energy, and passion with our players.  Pictures, and autographs signed all night, even at a local restaurant.   

Marcos Senna Visits VIVA - October 30 2018

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Villarreal CF Legend Marcos Senna visiting Villarreal Virginia Academy

European champion to visit Villarreal Virginia

Villarreal and Spain legend Marcos Senna is heading to Annandale, Virginia this month.

The European champion is heading to Villarreal Virginia Academy (AUFC/ABGC) on October 30th, where he will give a clinic to the academy’s players.

The former midfielder will share his knowledge from the very top level of European soccer with the children at Villarreal Virginia Academy.

Marcos Senna looks forward to meeting all the players and coaches on October 30 at their training with Villarreal Virginia. 

Marcos Senna biography:

Marcos Senna (Sao Paulo, 17th July 1976) left a hard-to-beat legacy at the Yellow Submarine after his arrival in Villarreal in the summer of 2002, coming from Sao Caetano.

The Brazilian born Spaniard is second in the all-time rankings for the most matches played in a Villarreal shirt, with no less than 363 appearances, behind current captain Bruno Soriano, who is has played 418 matches... Specifically, Senna played 292 matches in the Spanish First Division (LaLiga), 16 in the Copa del Rey, 4 in the Intertoto Cup, 11 in the UEFA Cup, 27 in the Champions League and 13 in the Europa League, making him the player to have disputed the most official matches in different competitions for Villarreal CF. Furthermore, Senna gained dual nationality and was able to be called up for the Spanish national team, with whom he won the UEFA European Championship in 2008.

Charismatic, selfless and tremendously professional, Marcos Senna won the hearts of the fans from almost day one. After difficult beginnings at the Submarine – with having to overcome two serious knee injuries – the centre midfielder came back stronger and became a true symbol of the Yellows’ growth, earning him admiration from all over Europe.

After 11 years defending the Villarreal shirt and helping them to achieve promotion to the First Division, Senna decided to embark on the challenge of playing in a different league and went to play for the New York Cosmos in the United States. In November 2015 he hung up his boots once and for all and has since become an Ambassador for LaLiga and Villarreal.