Pedro Mendes (footballer, born October 1990)
Mendes with Rennes in 2016
|Full name||Pedro Filipe Teodósio Mendes|
|Date of birth||1 October 1990|
|Place of birth||Neuchâtel, Switzerland|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 1 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2009–2010||→ Real Massamá (loan)||22||(0)|
|2010–2011||→ Servette (loan)||15||(0)|
|2011–2012||→ Real Madrid B (loan)||23||(1)|
|2014||→ Sassuolo (loan)||9||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 April 2017.
Born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland to Portuguese parents, Mendes reached Sporting Clube de Portugal's youth system in 2005, aged nearly 15. In his first two senior seasons he played with Real Sport Clube (third division) and Servette FC (Switzerland, second level), in both cases on loan, helping the latter club to promotion.
In the 2011 summer, still owned by Sporting, Mendes joined Real Madrid, being assigned to the B-team. On 7 December 2011 he made his debut with the main squad, coming on as a substitute for Álvaro Arbeloa midway through the second half of a 3–0 away win against AFC Ajax for the season's UEFA Champions League; during his spell with the Merengues, several of his Castilla teammates expressed their dissatisfaction over what they saw as a preferential treatment by first-team manager José Mourinho, the player's compatriot.
Returning to Sporting for the 2012–13 campaign, Mendes was made captain of the B-side who competed in division two, also appearing sporadically for the main squad. On 28 May 2013, he signed a five-year contract with Parma F.C. in Serie A.
On 21 January 2014, Mendes moved to fellow league club U.S. Sassuolo Calcio in a co-ownership deal with Parma. In June he was bought by the latter, who sold Raman Chibsah and Nicola Sansone to the former on the same day.
- As of 24 March 2014
|Real Madrid B||Segunda División B||2011–12||23||1||–||–||–||23||1|
|Real Madrid||La Liga||2011–12||0||0||0||0||–||1||0||1||0|
|Sporting B||Segunda Liga||2012–13||31||1||0||0||–||0||0||31||1|
- Real Madrid Castilla
- Pedro Mendes ya es nuevo fichaje del Real Madrid – B (Pedro Mendes is new Real Madrid – B signing); Nuevo Fútbol, 20 August 2011 (in Spanish)
- "Ajax 0–3 Real Madrid". Real Madrid C.F. 7 December 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
- Indignación en la cantera del Madrid por el supuesto trato de favor a Pedro Mendes (Outrage in Madrid youth system for alleged favouring of Pedro Mendes); Libertad Digital, 8 December 2011 (in Spanish)
- "Parma sign Pedro Mendes". Forza Italian Football. 28 May 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2013.
- "Ufficiale: al Sassuolo arrivano Mendes, Rosi e Sansone, al Parma vanno Rossini e Schelotto." [Official: Mendes, Rosi and Sansone arrive at Sassuolo, Rossini and Schelotto go to Parma.] (in Italian). U.S. Sassuolo. 21 January 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2014.
- "Compartecipazioni: Sansone e Chibsah sono del Sassuolo" [Co-ownership: Sansone and Chibsah are Sassuolo's] (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 19 June 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
- "Pedro Mendes, nouveau défenseur Rouge et Noir" [Pedro Mendes, new Black and Red defender] (in French). Stade Rennais. 6 July 2015. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
- "Pedro Mendes". Soccerway. Retrieved 31 March 2014.