Ryan Mendes

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Ryan Mendes
Ryan Mendes (LOSC Lille).JPG
Personal information
Full name Ryan Isaac Mendes da Graça
Date of birth (1990-01-08) 8 January 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Mindelo, Cape Verde
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Kayserispor
Number 21
Youth career
Batuque FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2012 Le Havre 84 (19)
2012–2017 Lille 54 (7)
2015–2016 Nottingham Forest (loan) 32 (2)
2017– Kayserispor 0 (0)
National team
2006 Cape Verde U-16 9 (2)
2007 Cape Verde U-21 8 (1)
2010– Cape Verde 32 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 March 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 April 2017

Ryan Isaac Mendes da Graça (born 8 January 1990 in Mindelo, São Vicente) is a Cape Verdean football winger who plays for Kayserispor.

Career[edit]

Mendes began his career with Batuque FC and in 2008 was sold to Le Havre AC,[2] with whom he played his first game in Ligue 1 on 13 May 2009 against AS Saint-Étienne.[3]

He was monitored by Leicester City scout Steve Walsh, who instead signed teammate Riyad Mahrez to the club.[4]

On 4 September 2015, he joined English side Nottingham Forest on a season-long loan.[5] On 24 September 2015 he scored his first goal for the club in a 1–1 draw with Huddersfield Town.[6]

International career[edit]

He is also member of the Cape Verde U-21 national team[7] and played formerly with the U-16 on an International Tournament for Under-16 years old players in Gonfreville-L'Orcher.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 9 May 2016[8]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Le Havre 2008–09 Ligue 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2009–10 Ligue 2 14 0 0 0 1 0 15 0
2010–11 Ligue 2 32 4 0 0 2 0 34 4
2011–12 Ligue 2 34 13 2 1 2 2 38 16
2012–13 Ligue 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 3 2
Total 84 19 2 1 5 2 91 22
Lille 2012–13 Ligue 1 9 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 12 2
2013–14 Ligue 1 16 3 3 0 0 0 19 3
2014–15 Ligue 1 19 2 0 0 2 0 10 1 31 3
2015–16 Ligue 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 47 7 3 0 2 0 13 1 65 8
Nottingham Forest (loan) 2015–16 Championship 32 2 0 0 0 0 32 2
Career total 163 28 5 1 7 2 13 1 188 32

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Cape Verde's goal tally first.[8]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 8 October 2011 Estádio da Várzea, Praia  Zimbabwe 2–0 2–1 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
2. 29 February 2012 Stade Municipal de Mahamasina, Antananarivo  Madagascar 1–0 4–0 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
3. 16 June 2012 Estádio da Várzea, Praia  Madagascar 1–0 3–1 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
4. 3–0
5. 10 September 2014 Estádio da Várzea, Praia  Zambia 2–1 2–1 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
6. 6 September 2015 Petro Sport Stadium, New Cairo  Libya 2–1 2–1 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification

References[edit]

  1. ^ La fiche de Ryan Mendes Da Graca. Football – L'Equipe.fr
  2. ^ Mendes, le but de sa vie
  3. ^ "Ryan Mendes Da Graca" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez not target of original scouting mission says head of recruitment". Leicester Mercury. 22 October 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "Nelson Oliveira and Ryan Mendes join Nottingham Forest on loan". BBC Sport. 4 September 2015. Retrieved 28 September 2015. 
  6. ^ "Huddersfield 1–1 Nottm Forest". BBC Sport. 24 September 2015. Retrieved 28 September 2015. 
  7. ^ Criolosports.com: Ryan Mendes estreia-se no Le Havre
  8. ^ a b Profile at Footballdatabase

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