Pedro Mendes (footballer, born October 1990)

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Pedro Mendes
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Personal information
Full name Pedro Filipe Teodósio Mendes
Date of birth (1990-10-01) 1 October 1990 (age 25)
Place of birth Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Rennes
Number 5
Youth career
1998–2005 Real Massamá
2005–2009 Sporting CP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2013 Sporting CP 3 (0)
2009–2010 Real Massamá (loan) 22 (0)
2010–2011 Servette (loan) 15 (0)
2011–2012 Real Madrid B (loan) 23 (1)
2012–2013 Sporting B 30 (1)
2013–2015 Parma 27 (0)
2014 Sassuolo (loan) 9 (0)
2015– Rennes 22 (0)
National team
2006–2007 Portugal U17 10 (0)
2007–2008 Portugal U18 6 (0)
2008–2009 Portugal U19 16 (0)
2009–2010 Portugal U20 5 (0)
2011–2012 Portugal U21 13 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 16 May 2016 (UTC).


Pedro Filipe Teodósio Mendes (born 1 October 1990) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for French club Stade Rennais F.C. as a central defender.

Football career[edit]

Sporting[edit]

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.[1] 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;[2] 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.[3]

Parma[edit]

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.[4]

On 21 January 2014, Mendes moved to fellow league club U.S. Sassuolo Calcio in a co-ownership deal with Parma.[5] In June he was bought by the latter, who sold Raman Chibsah and Nicola Sansone to the former on the same day.[6]

Rennes[edit]

Mendes joined Stade Rennais F.C. of France on 6 July 2015, after agreeing to a four-year contract.[7]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 24 March 2014[8]
Club League Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Massamá Second Division 2009–10 22 0 0 0 22 0
Total 22 0 0 0 22 0
Servette Challenge League 2010–11 15 0 0 0 15 0
Total 15 0 0 0 15 0
Real Madrid B Segunda División B 2011–12 23 1 23 1
Total 23 1 23 1
Real Madrid La Liga 2011–12 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Total 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Sporting Primeira Liga 2012–13 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Sporting B Segunda Liga 2012–13 31 1 0 0 0 0 31 1
Total 31 1 0 0 0 0 31 1
Parma Serie A 2013–14 6 0 2 0 0 0 8 0
Total 6 0 2 0 0 0 8 0
Career total 100 2 2 0 1 0 103 2

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Real Madrid Castilla

References[edit]

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