Arnaud Mendy

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Arnaud Mendy
Arnaud Mendy.jpg
Mendy training with Derby County in 2009
Personal information
Full name Arnaud Mendy[1]
Date of birth (1990-02-10) 10 February 1990 (age 24)[1]
Place of birth Évreux, France
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Lincoln City
Number 12
Youth career
1997–2007 ALM Évreux
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 FC Rouen 11 (3)
2008–2011 Derby County 1 (0)
2009 Grimsby Town (loan) 1 (0)
2010 Tranmere Rovers (loan) 12 (1)
2011–2013 Macclesfield Town 42 (4)
2012–2013 Luton Town (loan) 8 (0)
2013 Luton Town 10 (0)
2014– Lincoln City 7 (0)
National team
2011– Guinea-Bissau 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:20 28 April 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:33, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

Arnaud Mendy (born 10 February 1990) is a professional footballer who plays for Lincoln City as a midfielder.

He has previously played for FC Rouen, Derby County, Grimsby Town, Tranmere Rovers, Macclesfield Town and Luton Town.

Career[edit]

FC Rouen[edit]

Mendy was born in Évreux, Eure.[1] He made his debut for FC Rouen during the 2007–08 season, making 12 appearances at the age of 17 and scoring three goals, as Rouen missed out on promotion to the Championnat National by three points.[2]

Derby County[edit]

Mendy joined English side Derby County from FC Rouen as an academy player in the close season of 2008, and played for the academy and reserve sides in his first season. He made his first team debut in a pre-season friendly against Stoke City on 1 August 2009, coming on as a substitute four minutes from time and scoring a last minute equaliser for Derby in a 2–2 draw. His competitive debut was in a 3–0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday on 3 October 2009. Two weeks later, Mendy joined Grimsby Town on an initial one-month loan.[3] He made his debut on 17 October 2009 against Rochdale. This game was to be Mendy's only as a Grimsby player, as manager Mike Newell was sacked the next day, and the following week caretaker manager Neil Woods left him out of the eighteen man squad to face A.F.C. Bournemouth. On 29 October, Mendy and fellow loanee Josh Magennis had their loan contracts terminated ahead of schedule.[4] He was due to join Rotherham United on loan until the end of the 2009–10 season on 26 March 2010, but the deal was not completed in time.[5] Mendy stayed at Derby and featured regularly for the club's reserve side, which won the Central League Championship during the 2009–10 season.

Mendy was given the squad number 24 ahead of the 2010–11 season, but moved to Tranmere Rovers on a month's loan on 31 August 2010.[6] He made his debut in a Football League Trophy match against Accrington Stanley[7] before making his first league start in a 1–0 win over Peterborough United, where he scored the winning goal, converting from close range for the first goal of his career in England and earning Rovers their first win of the season.[8]

He returned to Derby at the end of his three-month loan spell and featured in reserve fixtures for the remainder of his time at the club.[9] Having failed to break into Derby's first team, the club announced in May 2011 that Mendy would not be retained past completion of his contract in June 2011.[10]

Macclesfield Town[edit]

On 11 July 2011, Mendy joined League Two outfit Macclesfield Town on a one-year contract.[11] On 7 January 2012, Mendy scored a spectacular, back-to-goal volley in a game at home Premier League side Bolton Wanderers in The FA Cup Third Round to make the scoreline 2–1 to Macclesfield. The game eventually finished 2–2, which forced a replay at the Reebok Stadium.[12] Mendy then became a regular in the Macclesfield starting eleven. However, the club was relegated to the Conference Premier in April 2012.[13] Mendy stayed with Macclesfield as they began their first season of non-league football in 15 years.

Luton Town[edit]

Mendy joined Macclesfield's divisional rivals Luton Town on loan on 19 October, with the transfer made permanent in January 2013.[14] He made 28 appearances for Luton in all competitions, but was transfer listed by new manager John Still in March 2013 following an unspecified breach of club discipline. Still confirmed that Mendy would not play for the club again.[15] Mendy went on trial in July 2013 with League Two side Portsmouth, but was not offered a contract.[16] Despite Still's earlier proclamation, Mendy started for Luton on 30 November 2013 in a 0–0 FA Trophy draw with Staines Town.[17] He was released from his contract on 27 December 2013.[18]

Lincoln City[edit]

On 10 February 2014, following a successful trial period, he signed a contract with Conference Premier side Lincoln City until the end of the 2013–14 season.[19][20]

Statistics[edit]

As of match played 21 April 2014.
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
FC Rouen 2007–08[2] 11 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 3
Derby County 2008–09 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009–10[21] 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Grimsby Town (loan) 2009–10[21] 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Derby County 2010–11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tranmere Rovers (loan) 2010–11[22] 12 1 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 13 1
Macclesfield Town 2011–12[23] 28 2 4 1 1 0 0 0 33 3
2012–13[24] 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 2
Total 42 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 47 5
Luton Town (loan) 2012–13[25] 8 0 5 0 0 0 1[b] 0 14 0
Luton Town 2012–13[26] 10 0 2 0 0 0 2[b] 0 14 0
2013–14[27] 0 0 0 0 0 0 1[b] 0 1 0
Total 18 0 7 0 0 0 4 0 29 0
Lincoln City 2013–14[28] 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Career totals 92 8 12 1 1 0 5 0 109 9
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in FA Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream Publishing. p. 284. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ a b "Games played by Arnaud Mendy in 2007/08 for FC Rouen". Football Database. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Mendy joins Mariners". Grimsby Town. 16 October 2009. Archived from the original on 18 October 2009. Retrieved 16 October 2009. 
  4. ^ http://www.grimsby-townfc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10417~1841091,00.html
  5. ^ "Club Statement". TheMillers.co.uk. 31 March 2010. 
  6. ^ "Mendy Joins Tranmere on Loan". dcfc.co.uk. 31 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Tranmere 1–1 Accrington (3–5 pens)". BBC Sport. 31 August 2010. Archived from the original on 27 January 2011. Retrieved 18 December 2010. 
  8. ^ "Tranmere 1–0 Peterborough". BBC Sport. 4 September 2010. Archived from the original on 25 January 2011. Retrieved 18 December 2010. 
  9. ^ "Mendy Returns From Tranmere Loan". dcfc.co.uk. 3 December 2010. Retrieved 18 December 2010. 
  10. ^ "Derby Confirm Retained List". dcfc.co.uk. 11 May 2011. 
  11. ^ "Silkmen Sign Mendy". www.mtfc.co.uk. 11 July 2011. 
  12. ^ "Macclesfield Town 2–2 Bolton Wanderers". www.mtfc.co.uk. 7 January 2012. 
  13. ^ "Macclesfield 0–2 Burton Albion". BBC Sport. 28 April 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  14. ^ "Luton Town sign Macclesfield midfielder Arnaud Mendy". BBC Sport. 19 October 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 
  15. ^ "Still confirms Mendy won’t play for Town again". Luton Today (Johnston Publishing Ltd). 13 April 2013. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  16. ^ "Bryan shown the door as Pompey take in more triallists". Portsmouth News (Johnston Publishing Ltd). 9 July 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  17. ^ "Keeper Turner excels as 10-man Staines hold Hatters to goalless FA Trophy draw". Luton Today (Johnston Publishing Ltd). 30 November 2013. Retrieved 4 December 2013. 
  18. ^ "Mendy given free transfer". Luton Town F.C. 27 December 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  19. ^ "Lincoln City to cast eye over former Luton Town midfielder Arnaud Mendy in friendly with Doncaster Rovers". Lincolnshire Echo (Local World). 29 January 2014. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  20. ^ "Lincoln City: Arnaud Mendy agrees deal until the end of the season". BBC Sport. 10 February 2014. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  21. ^ a b "Games played by Arnaud Mendy in 2009/10". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Arnaud Mendy in 2010/11". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Arnaud Mendy in 2011/12". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Arnaud Mendy in 2012/13". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  25. ^ Appearances and goals for this season are taken from:
    "Games played by Arnaud Mendy in 2012/13". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
    "Impressive Hatters ease past U's with comprehensive FA Cup win". Luton Today. Johnston Publishing Ltd. 20 October 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
    "Matlock 1-3 Luton". Luton Town F.C. 15 December 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  26. ^ Appearances and goals for this season are taken from:
    "Games played by Arnaud Mendy in 2012/13". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
    "Luton late show sees subs book them FA Trophy quarter-final spot". Luton Today. Johnston Publishing Ltd. 12 January 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
    "Hatters fall hook, line and sinker to Mariners". Luton Today. Johnston Publishing Ltd. 29 January 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  27. ^ "Keeper Turner excels as 10-man Staines hold Hatters to goalless FA Trophy draw". Luton Today (Johnston Publishing Ltd). 30 November 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  28. ^ "Games played by Arnaud Mendy in 2013/14". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 

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