Danny Senda

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Danny Senda
Personal information
Full name Daniel Luke Senda
Date of birth (1981-04-17) 17 April 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth Harrow, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1997–1999 Southampton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2006 Wycombe Wanderers 316 (9)
2006–2009 Millwall 86 (1)
2010–2011 Torquay United 2 (0)
2011 Bristol Rovers 16 (0)
2011–2012 Barnet 19 (0)
Total 439 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Daniel Luke "Danny" Senda (born 17 April 1981 in Harrow, Greater London) is an English retired professional football defender. He is currently head coach of Brentford's Community Sports Trust's youth teams.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Senda started his career as an apprentice with Southampton.[2] He joined Wycombe Wanderers as a striker during the 1998–99 season, and made his Wycombe debut as a substitute during the home game with Oldham Athletic in March 1999, although he had to wait until January 2000 for his full debut. He scored his first goal at first team level during the 3–1 victory at Wrexham the following month. He was subsequently converted to a right wing back role by Lawrie Sanchez and became a first team regular.

The arrival of Tony Adams as Wycombe boss in November 2003 saw the player eventually preferred in a right midfield position and impressed enough to be awarded a new two-year contract in April 2004.

With the arrival of John Gorman in November 2004, Senda was employed as a right full back and enjoyed much success working on the right flank with Winger, Kevin Betsy. Senda was then out of contract with Wycombe Wanderers and had been due to sign for Luton Town but that deal failed to materialise. Senda publicly criticised his agent claiming his agent wanted 'too much' from the deal. Senda subsequently sacked his agent.

He also had trials with Leeds United and Wolverhampton Wanderers before finally completing a deadline-day deal with Millwall on 31 August 2006.

Senda was injured in the final game of the season on 3 May 2008 against Swindon at The County Ground, a game in which he also scored his only goal for the club.[3] In a brief interview with the South London Press, Senda thanked the Swindon fans for applauding him off the pitch and Lions supporters and players for their support since the injury stating: "It was quite humbling."[4] He spent 16 months on the sidelines before his contract expired at the end of the 2008–09 season. He was then offered a one-month contract on 27 July 2009 to prove his fitness.

He signed for Torquay United on 16 September 2010 after playing reserve team games against Exeter City and Forest Green Rovers.[5]

Senda signed for Bristol Rovers as a free agent on 18 February 2011 after leaving Torquay on 16 December 2010. He was one of seventeen players released by the team in May 2011.[6]


Senda signed a one-year deal for Barnet on 26 July 2011.[7] On his debut, away to Morecambe, he was part of a defence that kept a clean sheet in a 1–0 win.[8]

On 10 January 2012, against Swindon Town in the Football League Trophy Area Final First Leg, Senda sustained a dislocated kneecap after falling awkwardly and it was announced that he would be out of the rest of the season.[9]

Senda's contract expired at the end of the 2011–12 season, but he continued to train with Barnet into the 2012–13 season as part of his recovery from the serious injury sustained in 2011–12. He played one game for Barnet's reserve team early in the season, but announced his retirement on Twitter in February 2013 due to injury.[10]


  1. ^ BrentfordFCCST. "Represent Brentford FC on Elite Development Programme with routes into Professional Football or Higher Education". Retrieved 2016-11-09. 
  2. ^ Holley, Duncan; Chalk, Gary (2003). In That Number – A post-war chronicle of Southampton FC. Hagiology Publishing. p. 614. ISBN 0-9534474-3-X. 
  3. ^ "Swindon 2–1 Millwall". BBC. 4 May 2008. Retrieved 19 February 2010. 
  4. ^ : South London Press Today :
  5. ^ "Full-back Danny Senda pens deal at Torquay United". BBC Sport. 16 September 2010. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  6. ^ "Midfielder Jeff Hughes heads Bristol Rovers exodus". BBC Sport. 23 May 2011. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 
  7. ^ http://www.times-series.co.uk/sport/localsport/9160672.Barnet_complete_Senda_signing/
  8. ^ "Morecambe 0–1 Barnet". BBC News. 6 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "SENDA OUT FOR THE SEASON". Barnet FC. 11 January 2012. Archived from the original on 20 January 2012. 
  10. ^ [1]

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