Andrés Mendoza (Peruvian footballer)
|Full name||Andrés Augusto Mendoza Acevedo|
|Date of birth||April 26, 1978|
|Place of birth||Chincha Alta, Peru|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|2005||→ Marseille (loan)||11||(1)|
|2006||→ Dynamo Moscow (loan)||3||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of December 26, 2014|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of July 4, 2012
Subsequently, he represented a myriad of teams, in Belgium, Ukraine, Russia, Romania and France. He had a steady period with Club Brugge K.V., helping it win the 2002 Belgian Cup, with a hat-trick in a 3–1 one win over Excelsior Mouscron, while also netting the game's only in a 1–0 success at AC Milan, in the 2003-04 UEFA Champions League.
In 2004, Mendoza signed with FC Metalurh Donetsk, which loaned him twice during his link. After his release, he moved countries again in 2008: after a short spell with Steaua Bucureşti, he joined Monarcas Morelia in Mexico, being the second best goalscorer in the league's Apertura 2008, with 10 goals in 16 games.
Mendoza made his debuts with Peru in 1999, becoming a regular fixture in the following years. He represented the nation at two Copa América tournaments: 2004 and 2007, totalling seven scoreless appearances.
After a failed campaign to qualify for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, he was called by national coach Julio César Uribe for a two-friendly match squad against Ecuador, in June 2007. He was used as a substitute the first game against their northern neighbors (win), and started in the second (0-2 loss).
On December 7, 2007, Mendoza was one in a group of internationals that were found guilty of having introduced women and alcohol into the national squad's hotel two days before Peru's away drubbing at the hands of Ecuador (5-1, in which he scored), being subsequently banned for one-and-a-half years from representing Peru. Months later he was the only one who did not get his suspension eliminated after all the other player's suspensions were reduced.
- Belgian League: 2002–03
- Belgian Cup: 2001–2002, 2003–2004
- Belgian Supercup: 2002, 2003, 2004
- Bruges Matins: 2000, 2001, 2004
- Scores and results list Peru's goal tally first.
|1.||10 February 1999||Estadio Nacional, Lima, Peru||Ecuador||1–0||1–2||Friendly|
|2.||17 February 1999||Estadio Isidro Romero, Guayaquil, Ecuador||Ecuador||2–0||2–1||Friendly|
|3.||27 March 2001||Estadio Nacional, Lima, Peru||Chile||2–1||3–1||2002 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|4.||11 June 2003||Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, United States||Ecuador||2–1||2–2||Friendly|
|5.||6 September 2003||Estadio Nacional, Lima, Peru||Paraguay||4–1||4–1||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|6.||9 September 2003||Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile||Chile||1–1||1–2||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|7.||21 November 2007||Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito, Ecuador||Ecuador||1–5||1–5||2010 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|Correct as of 11 April 2010|
- Mendoza the hero for Brugge
- Mendoza heads to Metalurh
- "Crew sign Peruvian Forward Andres Mendoza". MLS. 3 September 2010. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
- Craig Merz (29 November 2011). "Mendoza heads the list of roster casualties in Columbus". MLS. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
- Peru ban Farfán and Pizarro for 18 months
- "Marseille 5-1 Deportivo (Aggregate: 5 – 3)". uefa.com. Archived from the original on 31 May 2006. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
- "Mendoza, Andrés". National Football Teams. Retrieved 26 April 2017.