Ferland Mendy

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Ferland Mendy
Ferland Mendy 2017.jpg
Mendy with Lyon in 2017
Personal information
Full name Ferland Sinna Mendy[1]
Date of birth (1995-06-08) 8 June 1995 (age 25)[2]
Place of birth Meulan-en-Yvelines, France
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[3]
Playing position(s) Left back
Club information
Current team
Real Madrid
Number 23
Youth career
2002–2004 Ecquevilly EFC
2004–2012 Paris Saint-Germain
2012–2013 FC Mantois 78
2013–2015 Le Havre
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2015 Le Havre B 56 (1)
2015–2017 Le Havre 47 (2)
2017–2019 Lyon 57 (2)
2019– Real Madrid 28 (1)
National team
2018– France 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:57, 4 October 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 October 2020

Ferland Sinna Mendy (French pronunciation: ​[fɛrlɑ̃ mɑ̃di]; born 8 June 1995) is a French professional footballer who plays as a left back for Real Madrid and the France national team.

Early and personal life[edit]

Born in Meulan-en-Yvelines, France,[2] Mendy is of Senegalese descent.[4] At the age of 15 he spent time in a wheelchair and was told he might never play football again.[5]

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

During the 2016–17 Ligue 2 season, Mendy made 35 appearances for Le Havre.[6]

Lyon[edit]

Mendy signed for Ligue 1 club Lyon on 29 June 2017 on a five-year contract.[7] The transfer fee paid to Le Havre was reported as €5 million plus a possible €1 million in bonuses.[6]

Real Madrid[edit]

On 12 June 2019, Mendy signed for La Liga club Real Madrid on a six-year contract for an initial fee of €48 million, potentially rising to €53 million with add-ons.[8][9] He made his debut on 1 September 2019, starting in a 2–2 draw at Villareal.[10] His first goal came on 13 July 2020, in a 2–1 victory over Granada CF.[11] During the league season he managed to appear in 25 matches, as Real Madrid won the 2019–20 La Liga.[12]

International career[edit]

In November 2018, Mendy was called up into the French senior team for the first time after the injury-enforced withdrawal of Benjamin Mendy for the matches against Netherlands and Uruguay. He made his debut against the latter playing all 90 minutes of a 1–0 home win.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 4 October 2020
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup[a] League Cup[b] Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Le Havre B 2013–14[2] CFA 2 20 0 20 0
2014–15[2] CFA 2 23 0 23 0
2015–16[2] CFA 2 13 1 13 1
Total 56 1 56 1
Le Havre 2014–15[14] Ligue 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2015–16[14] Ligue 2 11 0 1 0 0 0 12 0
2016–17[14] Ligue 2 35 2 1 0 2 0 38 2
Total 47 2 2 0 2 0 51 2
Lyon 2017–18[2] Ligue 1 27 0 0 0 1 0 7[c] 0 35 0
2018–19[2] Ligue 1 30 2 4 1 2 0 8[d] 0 44 3
Total 57 2 4 1 3 0 15 0 79 3
Real Madrid 2019–20[2] La Liga 25 1 0 0 5[d] 0 2[e] 0 32 1
2020–21[2] La Liga 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 28 1 0 0 5 0 2 0 35 1
Career total 188 6 6 1 5 0 20 0 2 0 221 7
  1. ^ Includes Coupe de France
  2. ^ Includes Coupe de la Ligue
  3. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  4. ^ a b Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  5. ^ Appearances in Supercopa de España

International[edit]

As of match played 14 October 2020[15]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
France 2018 1 0
2019 3 0
2020 3 0
Total 7 0

Honours[edit]

Real Madrid

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Acta del Partido celebrado el 01 de septiembre de 2019, en Vila-real" [Minutes of the Match held on 1 September 2019, in Vila-real] (in Spanish). Royal Spanish Football Federation. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "F. Mendy: Summary". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  3. ^ "F. Mendy". Real Madrid CF. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Sénégal: Aliou Cissé met la pression sur Ferland Mendy" [Senegal: Aliou Cissé puts pressure on Ferland Mendy]. Afrik-Foot (in French). 14 April 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Ferland Mendy: 'I was in a wheelchair, now I'm at Real Madrid'". BBC Sport. 19 June 2019. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Lyon a présenté Ferland Mendy" [Lyon introduced Ferland Mendy]. L'Équipe (in French). 29 June 2017. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  7. ^ Smith, Jamie (29 June 2017). "Lyon sign Mendy but Ghezzal and Gonalons to depart". Goal.com. Perform Group. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Official Announcement: Mendy". Real Madrid CF. 12 June 2019. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Ferland Mendy completes move to Real Madrid". Olympique Lyonnais. 12 June 2019. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  10. ^ "Bale rescues a draw for Real Madrid". Marca. Spain. 1 September 2019. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  11. ^ "Mendy scores first Real Madrid goal with exceptional finish in 8/10 display as Los Blancos top Granada". Marca. Spain. 14 July 2020. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  12. ^ "Real Madrid win the longest LaLiga Santander season". Marca. 17 July 2020. Retrieved 17 July 2020.
  13. ^ "World champion France beats Uruguay to cap successful year". USA Today. 20 November 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  14. ^ a b c "Ferland Mendy". L'Équipe (in French). Paris. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  15. ^ "Mendy, Ferland". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  16. ^ "Real Madrid win 2019/20 LaLiga Santander". LaLiga. 16 July 2020. Retrieved 17 July 2020.
  17. ^ "Real Madrid win the Supercopa from the spot". Marca. Spain. 12 January 2020. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
  18. ^ "Neymar élu joueur de Ligue 1, Le PSG rafle tout ou presque" [Neymar voted best player of Ligue 1, PSG scoop all or almost]. Sport24 (in French). Société du Figaro. 13 May 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  19. ^ "Mbappé wins awards double". Ligue de Football Professionnel. 19 May 2019. Retrieved 4 June 2019.

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