António Mendonça

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António Mendonça
Personal information
Full name António Manuel Viana Mendonça
Date of birth (1982-10-09) 9 October 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Luanda, Angola
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999 1º Agosto
2000–2007 Varzim 189 (25)
2003 Chaves (loan) 15 (0)
2007–2008 Belenenses 5 (0)
2008 Estrela Amadora (loan) 9 (1)
2008–2009 Varzim 17 (6)
2009 Interclube
2010–2012 1º Agosto
2011 Santos Angola (loan)
2012 Bravos do Maquis (loan)
2013–2014 Santos Angola
National team
1999–2009 Angola 46 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

António Manuel Viana Mendonça (born 9 October 1982) is an Angolan retired footballer who played as a right winger.

Club career[edit]

Born in Luanda, Mendonça moved to Portugal in January 2000 at only 17, signing with Varzim S.C. in the second division, and scored ten goals in 30 games in his first full season, which led to Primeira Liga promotion in 2001. He appeared in 28 matches in the following campaign (18 starts, two goals), with the Póvoa do Varzim side retaining its league status.

From 2003 to 2007, after a brief loan, Mendonça appeared regularly for Varzim, with the club again in the second level. He returned to the top flight in 2007–08, but played in only 14 games for C.F. Os Belenenses and C.F. Estrela da Amadora combined, which prompted a return to his previous team, still in division two; whilst with Varzim, on 10 February 2007, he scored the 2–1 home winner that ousted giants S.L. Benfica from the Taça de Portugal.[1]

In the 2009 offseason, Mendonça returned to his country and signed with G.D. Interclube. The following year he joined C.D. Primeiro de Agosto, his first club as a senior.

International career[edit]

Mendonça made his debut for Angola in 1999, before his 17th birthday. He was chosen the best player at the 2001 African Youth Championship.

Mendonça was picked for the squad that appeared at the 2006 FIFA World Cup, a first-ever for the country. He played in all three group stage games – 270 minutes – as the Palancas Negras managed two points;[2] additionally, he participated in two Africa Cup of Nations tournaments.


  1. ^ "No passeio da fama" [In the hall of fame] (in Portuguese). Record. 11 February 2007. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Angola 0–1 Portugal". BBC Sport. 11 June 2006. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 

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