Alexandre Mendy

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Alex Mendy
Personal information
Full name Noël Alexandre Mendy
Date of birth (1983-12-14) 14 December 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Paris, France
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Rightback / Winger
Club information
Current team
1.FC Saarbrücken
Number 4
Youth career
1994–1999 OSC Elancourt
1999–2001 FC Versailles
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 FC Versailles 34 (1)
2003–2005 FK Marila Příbram 57 (16)
2006–2007 FK SIAD Most 38 (8)
2007–2011 FK Mladá Boleslav 136 (11)
2011–2012 Chesterfield 34 (2)
2012–2014 Hansa Rostock 65 (2)
2014–present 1.FC Saarbrücken 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 March 2014.

Noël Alexandre "Alex" Mendy (born 11 August 1981 in Paris) is a French footballer who plays as a rightback and can play as a winger or attacking central midfielder.[1][2] He played formerly for FK Mladá Boleslav and helped them win the Czech Cup in 2011. He is known for his skill and pace.[3]

Early career[edit]

Born in Paris, Mendy started his career at French club FC Versailles.[4] Before trying his career in the Czech 1st Division in 2003 when he moved to FK Marila Příbram. The first club he played for in the Gambrinus Liga was FK Marila Příbram where he scored 16 league goals in 57 appearances before moving to FK Siad Most.

Mladá Boleslav[edit]

In 2007, he joined FK Mladá Boleslav on loan. Mendy made his European debut for Boleslaw against Palermo.[5] In 2007, Mendy scored for Boleslav in the group stages of the UEFA Cup against Villareal CF and IF Elfsborg, However they failed to qualify past the group stage after losing to AEK Athens and Fiorentina.[6] Despite only scoring one goal in 24 league appearances, his move to FK Mladá Boleslav was made permanent in 2008.[7]

During the 2010–11 season, Mendy played all 30 league games for FK Mladá Boleslav scoring six goals as he helped them finish in fifth place in the Gambrinus Liga and also win the Czech Cup for the first time in Boleslav's history after beating SK Sigma Olomouc on penalties,[8][9] Mendy scored one of the penalties for Mladá Boleslav in the final.[3] The Cup win also saw Boleslav qualify for the UEFA Europa League for the following season. After his contract with FK Mladá Boleslav expired in June 2011, Mendy sought pastures new and became a free agent. He has found the back of the net 24 times in 206 appearances in the Gambrinus Liga.

Leeds United trial[edit]

On 19 July 2011, he played as an unnamed trialist on the right wing for Leeds United during a friendly match against Rochdale along with fellow trialists Jlloyd Samuel and Isiah Osbourne.[10][11] He played for Leeds in the friendly against Sheffield Wednesday where he was officially confirmed as the unnamed trialist by his real name.[12] With Mendy impressing in his first two pre season games with Leeds his trial was extended even further for the match against Norwegian club Sandefjord Fotball.[13] With Mendy again impressing, starting his third pre-season match in a row for Leeds.[14]

Mendy again played for Leeds in their 3–2 win against Newcastle United at Elland Road, coming on as a second-half substitute where he impressed on the right wing.[15] After the match manager Simon Grayson said he would make a decision whether to sign Mendy and fellow trialist Boldi Bodor in the next two days after saying he felt both trialists had done ok in their spells.[16] On 4 August 2011, Grayson confirmed on Yorkshire Radio the club were looking into signing Mendy permanently, however the deal was taking time as there were complications.[17] Grayson confirmed that he was looking to sign the player and send him out on loan to help him learn the English game.[18]

With Leeds enterring contract talks with Mendy, the move was called off on 11 August, after Leeds decided that they had to prioritise the transfer budget to sign players in other positions.[19]

Chesterfield[edit]

On 17 August 2011, Mendy signed for Chesterfield on a 1-year deal until 30 June 2012.[20]

Mendy scored his first goal for Chesterfield in the League Two 3–0 victory over Bournemouth on 10 September 2011.Mendy was part of the side that won the Football League Trophy in March 2012 at Wembley Stadium, it was his cross that set up the first goal for Chesterfield. He was released by the club at the end of the 2011–12 season.[21]

Hansa Rostock[edit]

Mendy signed a two-year contract with German Club Hansa Rostock on 10 June 2012.

1.FC Saarbrücken[edit]

In 2014, he signed a contract with 1.FC Saarbrücken till 2016. He is gonna play with shirtnumber 4.

Personal life[edit]

Alexandre is the older brother of Vincent Mendy who plays as a defensive midfielder.

Honours[edit]

FK Mladá Boleslav

Chesterfield

References[edit]

  1. ^ Osbourne bids for Leeds United deal (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
  2. ^ Alexandre Noel Mendy _ Chesterfield – Football Lineups
  3. ^ a b Leeds – LUFC Who is Alexandre Mendy
  4. ^ Joueurs professionnels ayant joués au Football Club Versailles 78
  5. ^ People's Daily Online – Palermo beats Mlada Boleslav in UEFA Cup overtime
  6. ^ Soccer-Elfsborg Boras 1 Mlada Boleslav 3 – UEFA Cup result – sports – ESPN
  7. ^ France – Alexandre Noël Mendy – Profile with news, career statistics and history – Soccerway
  8. ^ FK Mladá Boleslav
  9. ^ Latest FK Mlada Boleslav – SK Sigma Olomouc, 25 May 2011 results
  10. ^ Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds United: Whites trialists have chance to shine – Latest Whites News – Yorkshire Evening Post
  11. ^ Grayson mulling over trialists | Sky Sports | Football | Championship | News
  12. ^ Leeds United | News | News | News | HONOURS EVEN AT HILLSBOROUGH
  13. ^ Leeds United | News | News | News | TRIALISTS IN NORWAY SQUAD
  14. ^ Leeds United | News | News | News | NUNEZ GOAL SECURES NORWAY DRAW
  15. ^ Leeds United | News | News | News | PAYNTER GOAL SECURES VICTORY
  16. ^ Leeds – LUFC Grayson to make decision on trialists
  17. ^ No Leeds deal for Bodor | Sky Sports | Football | Transfer Centre | Speculation
  18. ^ Leeds United: Whites eye Mendy deal – Latest Whites News – Yorkshire Evening Post
  19. ^ Leeds United | News | News | News | TRIALISTS CONTINUE TO COME UNDER SCRUTINY
  20. ^ Spireites close to Mendy deal | League 1 Football News | Football365
  21. ^ "Spireites issue retained list". Chesterfield FC. 9 May 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 

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