Mendes playing for Lille in 2014
|Full name||Ryan Isaac Mendes da Graça|
|Date of birth||8 January 1990|
|Place of birth||Mindelo, Cape Verde|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|2008–2012||Le Havre II||1||(0)|
|2015–2016||→ Nottingham Forest (loan)||32||(2)|
|2006||Cape Verde U-16||9||(2)|
|2007||Cape Verde U-21||8||(1)|
* 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
Born in Mindelo, São Vicente, Mendes began his career with hometown club Batuque FC and in 2008 was sold to Le Havre AC, with whom he played his first game in Ligue 1 on 13 May 2009 against AS Saint-Étienne. He was monitored by Leicester City scout Steve Walsh, who instead signed teammate Riyad Mahrez to the club.
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.
- As of match played on 18 May 2018
|Le Havre||2008–09||Ligue 1||1||0||0||0||—||1||0|
|Le Havre II||2010–11||CFA||1||0||—||1||0|
|Nottingham Forest (loan)||2015–16||Championship||32||2||0||0||—||32||2|
- Scores and results list Cape Verde's goal tally first.
|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|
|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|
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- Ryan Mendes at Soccerway
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