Alfredo Mendoza

Alfredo Damián Mendoza Sulewski (born 12 December 1963 in Encarnación) is a retired football striker from Paraguay. A player of Cerro Porteño he was a member of the national team that competed at the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico. At the club level he also played for Olimpia Asunción, Mandiyú and Newell's Old Boys of Argentina and Club Atlas of Mexico.[1]

Alfredo Mendoza
Personal information
Full name Alfredo Damián Mendoza Sulewski
Date of birth (1963-12-12) 12 December 1963 (age 57)
Place of birth Encarnación, Paraguay
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1986 Cerro Porteño
1986 Independiente Medellín
1986 Olimpia
1987 Deportivo Cali 7 (0)
1988–1989 Olimpia 13 (3)
1989–1991 Stade Brest 21 (0)
1991–1992 Textil Mandiyú 36 (8)
1992–1994 Newell's Old Boys 30 (6)
1994–1995 Atlas
1995 Newell's Old Boys
1996 Olimpia 4 (0)
National team
1983–1993 Paraguay 43 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Born in Encarnación, Paraguay, Mendoza began playing football in local Club Silvio Pettirossi's youth system. He moved to Asunción, where he briefly played senior football with Club Atlético Tembetary and Club Guaraní, before signing with Cerro Porteño.[2]

In 1986, Mendoza moved to Colombia where he would play for Independiente Medellín and Deportivo Cali. After spells with local side Club Olimpia and France's Stade Brestois 29, he spent most of the remainder of his career in Argentina with Textil Mandiyú and Newell's Old Boys.[2]


  1. ^ Ruiz M., Juan Guillermo (31 December 2011). "Un día como hoy en el fútbol: Diciembre 31" [On this day in football: December 31]. GolGolGol Futbol. Archived from the original on 21 February 2013. Retrieved 17 December 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Alfredo Mendoza: Un "11" clásico que alcanzó la gloria" (in Spanish). ABC Color. 23 September 2002. Retrieved 15 April 2019.