Carolina Mendes

Carolina Ana Trindade Coruche Mendes (born 27 November 1987) is a Portuguese football striker, who plays for Sporting CP and the Portugal women's national football team.

Carolina Mendes
Personal information
Full name Carolina Ana Trindade Coruche Mendes
Date of birth (1987-11-27) 27 November 1987 (age 33)
Place of birth Estremoz, Portugal
Height 173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Position(s) Midfielder, Striker
Club information
Current team
Sporting CP
Number 18
Youth career
Electrico Futebol Club
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Ponte Frielas
2009–2011 1º de Dezembro
2011–2012 L'Estartit (2)
2012–2013 Llanos de Olivenza 29 (4)
2013–2014 Riviera di Romagna 21 (7)
2014–2016 Rossiyanka 27 (5)
2016 Djurgården 14 (3)
2017 Grindavík 17 (3)
2017–2018 Atalanta Mozzanica 16 (5)
2018– Sporting CP (10)
National team
2007– Portugal 91 (19)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 03:26, 24 December 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 November 2019 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

She first played for UD Ponte Frielas and SU 1º de Dezembro of the National Football Championship.[1] She subsequently moved to Spain, where she player for UE L'Estartit[2] and SPC Llanos de Olivenza in Spain's Primera División.[3]

In 2013, she moved to Italy's ASD Riviera di Romagna, and the next year she signed for WFC Rossiyanka in Russia. In 2016 Mendes signed a contract with Djurgårdens IF for one year.[4]

International careerEdit

Mendes made her debut for the senior Portugal national team in March 2007, as a substitute in a 1–1 draw with Ireland at the 2007 Algarve Cup. She was named by coach Francisco Neto in the Portugal squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2017 in the Netherlands.

In Portugal's 2–1 win over Scotland, Mendes scored the national team's first ever goal at a major international tournament finals.[5] She scored again in the final group match against England, but Portugal lost 2–1 and were eliminated.[6]


S.U. 1º de Dezembro
WFC Rossiyanka


  1. ^ Profile in
  2. ^ Carolina Mendes and Raquel Infante will play in Spain Record
  3. ^ SP Los Llanos de Olivenza will play next year with new signings. Hoy Olivenza
  4. ^ Profile in Soccerway
  5. ^ "Carolina Mendes partilha "imortalidade" com toda a selecção feminina" (in Portuguese). Rádio Renascença. 24 July 2017. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  6. ^ "England progress to quarter-final with France after seeing off Portugal in final Euro 2017 group game". The Independent. 27 July 2017. Retrieved 24 December 2018.

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