Édouard Mendy

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Édouard Mendy
Personal information
Full name Édouard Osoque Mendy[1]
Date of birth (1992-03-01) 1 March 1992 (age 27)
Place of birth Montivilliers, France
Height 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Rennes
Number 16
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2014 Cherbourg 26 (0)
2014–2016 Marseille B 8 (0)
2016–2019 Reims 78 (0)
2019– Rennes 0 (0)
National team
2018– Senegal 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 May 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12:19, 27 July 2019 (UTC)

Édouard Osoque Mendy (born 1 March 1992) is a professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Stade Rennais.[3] Born in France, he represents the Senegal national football team.

Professional career[edit]

Mendy helped Stade de Reims win the 2017–18 Ligue 2, as they were promoted to Ligue 1 for the 2018–19 season.[4]

On 6 August 2019, Rennes announced they had signed Mendy from Stade de Reims for an undisclosed fee [5].

International career[edit]

Mendy was born to a Senegalese mother and a Bissau-Guinean father. In November 2016, he was called-up by Guinea-Bissau to play friendly matches against Portuguese clubs Belenenses and Estoril.[6] At the time, his father was very ill and was about to pass away, leading Mendy to honour him playing for the Bissau-Guinean national team.[7] Shortly after, he was shortlisted by Guinea-Bissau to play the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations for them,[8] but he has ultimately rejected the call and pledged his future to Senegal.[7]

Mendy made his debut for Senegal in a 1–0 win over Equatorial Guinea on 18 November 2018.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]

As of matches played on 27 July 2019[10]
Senegal national team
Year Apps Goals
2018 1 0
2019 5 0
Total 6 0

Honours[edit]

Reims

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Senegal" (PDF). Confederation of African Football. 15 June 2019. p. 20. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Edouard Mendy - Stade Rennais".
  3. ^ Édouard Mendy at Soccerway. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Ensemble, fêtons nos champions ! - Stade de Reims". 7 May 2018. Archived from the original on 12 May 2018. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  5. ^ "edouard-mendy-nouveau-gardien-du-stade-rennais-fc". www.staderennais.com. Stade Rennais. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Djurtus: Lista de convocados do para o amistoso com Belenenses e Estoril" (in Portuguese). Sou Djurtu. 12 November 2016. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Stade de Reims- Edouard Mendy : "Le Sénégal ? Mon choix a toujours été de représenter cette sélection"" (in French). Galsenfoot. 17 November 2017. Retrieved 23 July 2018. I was contacted by Guinea (Guinea-Bissau), it goes back to last winter (2016). I could have participated in the (2017) African Cup of Nations, but I finally declined this proposal. I was a little rushed to mention this possibility, I went through a personal period a little complicated, I almost lost my father, of Guinean (Bissau-Guinean) origin, who was very sick. This decision was to pleasure him, not really my choice. I have always wanted to represent Senegal, my mother's homeland. In difficult moments, we do not always take the necessary time for reflection and therefore not always the right decisions.
  8. ^ "CAN 2017 – Guinée-Bissau : Une Première liste de 35 joueurs" (in French). Football 365. 19 December 2016. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  9. ^ https://tech2.org/senegal/edward-mendy-the-competition-between-us-is-healthy/
  10. ^ Édouard Mendy at National-Football-Teams.com