|Full name||Sergio de Jesús Méndez Bolanos|
|Date of birth||14 February 1942|
|Place of birth||Santa Elena, El Salvador|
|Date of death||18 December 1976 (aged 34)|
|Place of death||El Salvador|
|Height||1.83 m (6ft-0in)|
|El Vencedor, Santa Elena|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Nicknamed (El Tabudo) because of the town where he was born, Méndez played for Atlético Marte, C.D. Suchitepequez (Guatemala) and C.D.Águila where he was one of the top scorers during his years in the team.
Méndez played 7 matches for El Salvador at the 1968 Summer Olympics, after he had scored against Cuba in the qualifiers. Méndez also had the opportunity to play at the 1965 CONCACAF Championship where he played all of the games. In the Championship he started in 6 games, substituted in 2 games and scored 5 goals for the Salvadoran team. He also played in all the world cup qualification games scoring 3 goals and the three matches at the 1970 World Cup Finals.
Mendez died in a car accident on December of 1976. He is one of six 1968 Olympic footballers of El Salvador who have already died. Mendez was a very good friend of footballer Jose Antonio (Ruso) Quintanilla, they were also teammates in C.D. Atletico Marte.
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