Antonio Méndez

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Antonio Méndez
Personal information
Full name Antonio Méndez Méndez
Date of birth (1970-02-07) 7 February 1970 (age 47)
Place of birth Seville, Spain
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
San Fernando (coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1992 Los Palacios
1992–1993 Recreativo 45 (7)
1993–1997 Cádiz 93 (11)
1997–1998 Xerez 40 (3)
1998–2000 Recreativo 59 (6)
2000–2003 Murcia 63 (3)
2003 Torredonjimeno 17 (1)
2003–2004 Écija 29 (0)
Total 346 (31)
Teams managed
2004–2009 Xerez (assistant)
2007 Xerez (caretaker)
2009–2011 Hércules (assistant)
2012 Almería (assistant)
2012–2013 Xerez (assistant)
2016– San Fernando
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Méndez and the second or maternal family name is Méndez.

Antonio Méndez Méndez (born 7 February 1970) is a Spanish retired footballer who played mainly as a right midfielder, and the current coach of San Fernando CD.

Playing career[edit]

Méndez was born in Seville. He was often nicknamed Ñoño during his career, and played mostly in his native Andalusia during a 13-year professional career, starting with lowly UD Los Palacios in 1991.

Méndez competed six seasons in Segunda División, five consecutive, his first spell in that level being with Cádiz CF in the 1993–94 campaign (19 games, no goals, team relegation). He also represented in the category Xerez CD, Recreativo de Huelva and Real Murcia for a total of 181 matches and 12 goals; he retired in June 2004 at the age of 34 after one season in Segunda División B with Écija Balompié.

Coaching career[edit]

Méndez began working as a manager immediately after retiring, being an assistant under several coaches at his former club Xerez.[1] On 3 November 2007, prior to the arrival of Casuco, he was in charge of the team for one second level game, a 1–2 away loss against Cádiz.

On 30 June 2009, Méndez joined former Xerez boss Esteban Vigo as he signed with fellow second division side Hércules CF.[2] The pair remained in the position until March 2011, and returned to Xerez in August of the following year.[3]


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