Álex Menéndez

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Álex Menéndez
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Personal information
Full name Alejandro Menéndez Díez
Date of birth (1991-07-15) 15 July 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Gijón, Spain
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Left back / Winger
Youth career
1996–2003 Astur
2003–2010 Sporting Gijón
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 Sporting B 106 (1)
2011–2016 Sporting Gijón 57 (2)
2016 Girona 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 May 2016.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Menéndez and the second or maternal family name is Díez.

Alejandro 'Álex' Menéndez Díez (born 15 July 1991) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as either a left back or a left winger.

Club career[edit]

Menéndez was born in Gijón, Asturias. A product of Sporting de Gijón's prolific youth academy who started playing as a left winger,[1] he made his senior debuts in the 2010–11 season, appearing in 21 games in the third division for the reserves,[2] who initially suffered relegation but were later reinstated.

Menéndez first appeared officially with the main squad on 13 December 2011, featuring the full 90 minutes in a 1–0 away win against RCD Mallorca for the campaign's Copa del Rey.[3] On 1 May of the following year he made his La Liga debut, again playing the entire match in a 2–3 home loss to Villarreal CF that all but signified the first team's relegation after a four-year stay.[4]

On 13 August 2013, Menéndez signed a new three-year deal with the club.[5] In the 2014 summer he was definitely promoted to Sporting's first team, now in Segunda División, being assigned the no. 3 jersey.

Menéndez scored his first professional goal on 20 September 2015, netting the winner in a 3–2 away success against Deportivo de La Coruña.[6] His second came two rounds later in another away fixture that ended in win, 2–1 at RCD Espanyol.[7]

On 30 July 2016, Menéndez signed a two-year contract with Girona FC in the second division, as a free agent.[8] On 8 August, however, after suffering a severe knee injury, he was released.[9]


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