Ryan Mendes

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Ryan Mendes
Ryan Mendes (LOSC Lille).JPG
Mendes playing for Lille in 2014
Personal information
Full name Ryan Isaac Mendes da Graça
Date of birth (1990-01-08) 8 January 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth Mindelo, Cape Verde
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Sharjah
Number 20
Youth career
Batuque FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2012 Le Havre 84 (20)
2008–2012 Le Havre II 1 (0)
2012–2017 Lille 54 (7)
2012–2017 Lille II 2 (1)
2015–2016Nottingham Forest (loan) 32 (2)
2017–2018 Kayserispor 39 (5)
2018– Sharjah 26 (9)
National team
2006 Cape Verde U-16 9 (2)
2007 Cape Verde U-21 8 (1)
2010– Cape Verde 35 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 July 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 June 2018

Ryan Isaac Mendes da Graça (born 8 January 1990) is a Cape Verdean football winger who plays for Sharjah.

Career[edit]

Born in Mindelo, São Vicente, Mendes began his career with hometown club 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]

Mendes joined Lille in 2012. He missed the second half of his first season after having surgery on a right ankle tendon and remained on the sidelines until December 2013. He told the league's website that he was not going to retire despite the injuries.[5]

On 4 September 2015, he joined English side Nottingham Forest on a season-long loan.[6] On 24 September 2015, he scored his first goal for the club in a 1–1 draw with Huddersfield Town.[7]

In April 2019 he spoke about his title challenge with UAE club Sharjah FC.[8]

International career[edit]

He is also member of the Cape Verde U-21 national team[9] 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 match played on 18 May 2018[10]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
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 1 0
2009–10 Ligue 2 14 1 0 0 1 0 15 1
2010–11 32 4 0 0 2 0 34 4
2011–12 34 13 3 1 2 2 39 16
2012–13 3 2 0 0 3 2
Total 84 20 3 1 5 2 0 0 92 23
Le Havre II 2010–11 CFA 1 0 1 0
Lille 2012–13 Ligue 1 9 2 0 0 3 0 12 2
2013–14 16 3 3 0 19 3
2014–15 19 2 0 0 2 0 10 1 31 3
2015–16 3 0 0 0 3 0
2016–17 7 0 0 0 2 1 9 1
Total 54 7 3 0 2 0 15 2 74 9
Lille II 2013–14 CFA 1 1 1 1
2016–17 1 0 1 0
Total 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Nottingham Forest (loan) 2015–16 Championship 32 2 0 0 32 2
Kayserispor 2016–17 Süper Lig 6 1 1 0 7 1
2017–18 33 4 6 3 39 7
Total 39 5 7 3 0 0 0 0 46 8
Career totals 212 35 13 4 7 2 15 2 247 43

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Cape Verde's goal tally first.[11]
# 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
7. 1 June 2018 July 5, 1962 Stadium, Algiers  Algeria 2–2 3–2 Friendly

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ryan MENDES - Football : la fiche de Ryan MENDES". L'Equipe.fr.
  2. ^ "Actualité à la une en Normandie, toutes les informations locales". www.paris-normandie.fr (in French). Archived from the original on 6 September 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  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. Archived from the original on 29 November 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
  5. ^ Mondal, Subhankar (20 November 2013). "Lille's Ryan Mendes dismisses retirement talks". Sports Mole. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Nelson Oliveira and Ryan Mendes join Nottingham Forest on loan". BBC Sport. 4 September 2015. Retrieved 28 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Huddersfield 1–1 Nottm Forest". BBC Sport. 24 September 2015. Retrieved 28 September 2015.
  8. ^ "Cape Verde's Ryan Mendes aiming for unlikely UAE title". 24 April 2019 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  9. ^ Criolosports (15 May 2009). "Criolosports.com: Ryan Mendes estreia-se no Le Havre". Criolosports.com. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  10. ^ Ryan Mendes at Soccerway. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Ryan Mendes". footballdatabase.eu. Retrieved 28 March 2018.

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