Andrés Mendoza (Peruvian footballer)

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Andrés Mendoza
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Personal information
Full name Andrés Augusto Mendoza Azevedo
Date of birth (1978-04-26) April 26, 1978 (age 40)
Place of birth Chincha Alta, Peru
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1999 Sporting Cristal 100 (31)
2000–2004 Club Brugge 129 (54)
2004–2007 Metalurh Donetsk 51 (22)
2005Marseille (loan) 11 (1)
2006Dynamo Moscow (loan) 3 (0)
2008 Steaua Bucureşti 15 (2)
2008–2009 Morelia 27 (13)
2009–2010 Diyarbakırspor 15 (5)
2010–2011 Columbus Crew 37 (15)
2011–2012 Atlante 11 (2)
2013 Pacífico 27 (4)
2014 Alianza Universidad 6 (0)
Total 432 (149)
National team
1999–2007 Peru 44 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of December 26, 2014
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of July 4, 2012

Andrés Augusto Mendoza Azevedo (born April 26, 1978 in Chincha Alta) is a retired Peruvian footballer.

Club career[edit]

Mendoza started playing professionally with Sporting Cristal, which he helped become national champion in his first season.

Subsequently, he represented a myriad of teams, in Belgium, Ukraine, Russia, Romania and France. He had a steady period with Club Brugge K.V., helping it win the 2002 Belgian Cup, with a hat-trick in a 3-1 one win over Excelsior Mouscron,[1] while also netting the game's only in a 1-0 success at AC Milan, in the 2003-04 UEFA Champions League.

In 2004, Mendoza signed with FC Metalurh Donetsk,[2] which loaned him twice during his link. After his release, he moved countries again in 2008: after a short spell with Steaua Bucureşti, he joined Monarcas Morelia in Mexico, being the second best goalscorer in the league's Apertura 2008, with 10 goals in 16 games.

In 2010, Mendoza signed with Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer as a Designated Player.[3] He was released by the club at the end of the 2011 season.[4]

International career[edit]

Mendoza made his debuts with Peru in 1999, becoming a regular fixture in the following years. He represented the nation at two Copa América tournaments: 2004 and 2007, totalling seven scoreless appearances.

After a failed campaign to qualify for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, he was called by national coach Julio César Uribe for a two-friendly match squad against Ecuador, in June 2007. He was used as a substitute the first game against their northern neighbors (win), and started in the second (0-2 loss).

On December 7, 2007, Mendoza was one in a group of internationals that were found guilty of having introduced women and alcohol into the national squad's hotel two days before Peru's away drubbing at the hands of Ecuador (5-1, in which he scored), being subsequently banned for one-and-a-half years from representing Peru.[5] Months later he was the only one who did not get his suspension eliminated after all the other player's suspensions were reduced.

Honours[edit]

Sporting Cristal[edit]

Club Brugge[edit]

Monarcas Morelia[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Peru's goal tally first.[6]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 10 February 1999 Estadio Nacional, Lima, Peru  Ecuador 1–0 1–2 Friendly
2. 17 February 1999 Estadio Isidro Romero, Guayaquil, Ecuador  Ecuador 2–0 2–1 Friendly
3. 27 March 2001 Estadio Nacional, Lima, Peru  Chile 2–1 3–1 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
4. 11 June 2003 Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, United States  Ecuador 2–1 2–2 Friendly
5. 6 September 2003 Estadio Nacional, Lima, Peru  Paraguay 4–1 4–1 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
6. 9 September 2003 Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile  Chile 1–1 1–2 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
7. 21 November 2007 Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito, Ecuador  Ecuador 1–5 1–5 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
Correct as of 11 April 2010

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mendoza the hero for Brugge
  2. ^ Mendoza heads to Metalurh
  3. ^ "Crew sign Peruvian Forward Andres Mendoza". MLS. 3 September 2010. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  4. ^ Craig Merz (29 November 2011). "Mendoza heads the list of roster casualties in Columbus". MLS. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  5. ^ Peru ban Farfán and Pizarro for 18 months
  6. ^ "Mendoza, Andrés". National Football Teams. Retrieved 26 April 2017. 

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