Frédéric Mendy (footballer, born 1988)

Frédéric Mendy (born 18 September 1988) is a professional footballer who plays as a forward for Vitória Setúbal. Born in France, Mendy represents the Guinea Bissau national football team.[1]

Frédéric Mendy
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Mendy playing for BG Pathum United in 2018
Personal information
Full name Frédéric Mendy
Date of birth (1988-09-18) 18 September 1988 (age 32)
Place of birth Paris, France
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Vitória Setúbal
Number 23
Youth career
Rezé
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009 Évreux 1 (0)
2010 Étoile 32 (21)
2011–2013 Home United 55 (41)
2013–2016 Estoril 16 (3)
2013–2014Moreirense (loan) 19 (4)
2014–2015União Madeira (loan) 44 (20)
2016 Ulsan Hyundai 18 (6)
2017 Jeju United 34 (7)
2018 BG Pathum United 14 (4)
2018– Vitória Setúbal 28 (4)
National team
2016– Guinea Bissau 16 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:34, 5 June 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 March 2021

CareerEdit

Mendy began his career with French non-league club FC Rezé and for CFA 2 club Évreux FC 27 before signing to Étoile FC who had registered to participate in the Singapore S.League, one of the few leagues that allows foreign teams to participate.[2] As of Round 23 he has scored 15 goals, the S.League's highest goalscorer. He scored one goal in the 2010 Singapore League Cup against Geylang United[3] as Étoile went on to win the cup.[4] He scored a brace against Cambodian Club Phnom Penh Crown in the 2010 Singapore Cup in which Étoile won 2–1 and progressed through to the Quarter Finals.

Mendy in his first season for Étoile, would go on to score 21 goals in 32 appearances, receiving the Golden Boot for the 2010 Season. Étoile would also be crowned champions.[5] Mendy joined Home United at the start of the 2011 S-League season. He scored his first goal for Home United in the fourth minute of a 2–1 against Albirex Niigata(S).

His fifth goal for the club came on April Fools' Day when he struck an 81st-minute equaliser against Tampines Rovers. It ended 1–1 and helping Home United remain unbeaten in the S-League after 25 games.[6]

In 2013, Mendy, who speaks some Portuguese, moved from Singapore to Portugal for the first time in his career.

He moved to Korea to sign for K League 1 side Ulsan Hyundai FC in 2016.

Mendy signed for Korean side Jeju United for the 2017 K League 1 season from rivals Ulsan Hyundai FC.[7] He scored his first goal for the club in the AFC Champions League in a 3–3 thriller against Australian side Adelaide United.[8]

International careerEdit

Mendy was born in Évreux, France and is of Mandjack (Guinea Bissau) Heritage. He was called up the Guinea Bissau national football team, and made his debut in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification win over Zambia wherein he scored his debut goal.[9]

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Guinea-Bissau's goal tally first.[10]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 4 June 2016 Estádio 24 de Setembro, Bissau, Guinea-Bissau   Zambia 2–1 3–2 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
2. 8 September 2018 Estádio do Zimpeto, Maputo, Mozambique   Mozambique 2–2 2–2 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
3. 10 October 2018 Levy Mwanawasa Stadium, Ndola, Zambia   Zambia 1–2 1–2
4. 23 March 2019 Estádio 24 de Setembro, Bissau, Guinea-Bissau   Mozambique 2–2 2–2
5. 30 March 2021   Congo 2–0 3–0 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualification

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ «CE QUI ME PLAÎT, C’EST LE BARBECUE CORÉEN» sofoot.com
  2. ^ Etoile FC Profile Archived 6 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ http://www.sleague.com/Web/main.aspx?ID=,68e68380-9e0b-44b2-8a32-d06df7470ca6&AID=9a2204d9-4b06-4e06-8d9e-211ce2945880&NLT=300
  4. ^ http://www.sleague.com/Web/main.aspx?ID=,68e68380-9e0b-44b2-8a32-d06df7470ca6&AID=1ec5cb96-e763-42dc-84d8-656b96f82647&NLT=300
  5. ^ "Mendy up for two awards". S.League. 17 November 2010. Retrieved 30 November 2010.
  6. ^ "S-League Profile".
  7. ^ "Jeju bolster ranks with Mendy signing, reappointment of head coach Jo - Ghanasoccernet.com". social_image. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Adelaide draw with Jeju in ACL game - Football". Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  9. ^ Football, CAF - Confederation of African. "CAF - Competitions - Q CAN 2017 - Match Details". www.cafonline.com. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  10. ^ "Frédéric Mendy". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved 31 March 2017.

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