|Full name||Bruno Miguel da Cunha Sousa Oliveira Mendes|
|Date of birth||15 March 1976|
|Place of birth||Carregado, Portugal|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
After making his Primeira Liga debuts in the 1998–99 season with S.C. Campomaiorense, which folded soon after, Mendes moved to Rio Ave FC, going on to play in the club for nearly a decade and becoming one of the players with most matches in the Vila do Conde side's all-time list with more than 150 overall, only behind Evandro and Niquinha.
In the 2008–09 campaign, after helping Rio Ave to a top flight promotion, Mendes was an undisputed defensive starter, partnering former FC Porto's Gaspar in the middle and scoring in a 2–4 home loss against Vitória de Guimarães on 3 January 2009.
In 2009–10, Rio Ave again managed to maintain its top division status, but he only contributed with two games, retiring at the end of the season aged 34.