Senna planning to end career back in Brazil

July 3, 2008

Spain midfielder Marcos Senna has revealed he wants to end his career in the country of his birth, Brazil, but only after spending several more seasons in his adopted nation.

Senna last week helped Spain end their 44-year wait for silverware as they won Euro 2008, but the 31-year-old is a naturalised Spaniard and was born in Sao Paulo.

Now back in Brazil on holiday, Senna revealed that he wants to play several more seasons in Spain but eventually return home before retirement.

'I do think about being back in Brazil to finish my career,' said the Villarreal midfielder. 'A team I love a lot is Rio Branca, where I made my first steps (in football).

'Every player would find it unbelievable to end his career in his homeland,' added Senna, who was granted Spanish citizenship in early 2006.

Before any move to Brazil, however, Senna is hoping to earn an extension to his contract at Villarreal, which still has two years to run on it.

'I say that I want to come back (to Brazil) but I don't know how good I will be when I am able to do it,' he said. 'I would be 37 or 38 years old and maybe no team would want to sign me.'