Ferland Mendy

French association football player

Ferland Mendy
Ferland Mendy, June 2019.jpg
Mendy in 2019
Personal information
Full name Ferland Sinna Mendy[1]
Date of birth (1995-06-08) 8 June 1995 (age 27)[2]
Place of birth Meulan-en-Yvelines, France
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[3]
Position(s) Left-back
Club information
Current team
Real Madrid
Number 23
Youth career
2002–2004 Ecquevilly EFC
2004–2012 Paris Saint-Germain
2012–2013 FC Mantois 78
2013–2015 Le Havre
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2016 Le Havre B 56 (1)
2015–2017 Le Havre 47 (2)
2017–2019 Lyon 57 (2)
2019– Real Madrid 78 (4)
National team
2018– France 9 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 21:00, 18 September 2022 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 25 September 2022

Ferland Sinna Mendy (born 8 June 1995) is a French professional footballer who plays as a left-back for La Liga club Real Madrid and the France national team.

Early and personal life

Born in Meulan-en-Yvelines, France,[2] Mendy is of Senegalese descent.[4] At the age of 15 he spent time in a wheelchair and was told he might never play football again.[5]

He is a cousin of goalkeeper Édouard Mendy, who plays for Premier League club Chelsea and the Senegal national team.[6]

Club career

Early career

During the 2016–17 Ligue 2 season, Mendy made 35 appearances for Le Havre.[7]

Lyon

Mendy signed for Ligue 1 club Lyon on 29 June 2017 on a five-year contract.[8] The transfer fee paid to Le Havre was reported as €5 million plus a possible €1 million in bonuses.[7] On 19 September 2018, he made his Champions League debut in a 2–1 away win over Manchester City in the 2018–19 season.[9]

Real Madrid

On 12 June 2019, Mendy signed for La Liga club Real Madrid on a six-year contract for an initial fee of €48 million, potentially rising to €53 million with add-ons.[10][11] He made his debut on 1 September 2019, starting in a 2–2 draw at Villarreal.[12] His first goal came on 13 July 2020, in a 2–1 victory over Granada.[13] During the league season he managed to appear in 25 matches, as Real Madrid won the 2019–20 La Liga.[14] On 24 February 2021, he scored his first Champions League goal in a 1–0 away win over Atalanta in the 2020–21 UEFA Champions League round of 16.[15]

International career

In November 2018, Mendy was called up into the French senior team for the first time after the injury-enforced withdrawal of Benjamin Mendy (no relation) for the matches against Netherlands and Uruguay. He made his debut against the latter playing all 90 minutes of a 1–0 home win.[16]

Career statistics

Club

As of match played 18 September 2022
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup[a] League Cup[b] Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Le Havre B 2013–14[2] CFA 2 20 0 20 0
2014–15[2] CFA 2 23 0 23 0
2015–16[2] CFA 2 13 1 13 1
Total 56 1 56 1
Le Havre 2014–15[17] Ligue 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2015–16[17] Ligue 2 11 0 1 0 0 0 12 0
2016–17[17] Ligue 2 35 2 1 0 2 0 38 2
Total 47 2 2 0 2 0 51 2
Lyon 2017–18[2] Ligue 1 27 0 0 0 1 0 7[c] 0 35 0
2018–19[2] Ligue 1 30 2 4 1 2 0 8[d] 0 44 3
Total 57 2 4 1 3 0 15 0 79 3
Real Madrid 2019–20[2] La Liga 25 1 0 0 5[d] 0 2[e] 0 32 1
2020–21[2] La Liga 26 1 0 0 11[d] 1 1 0 38 2
2021–22[2] La Liga 22 2 1 0 10[d] 0 2[e] 0 35 2
2022–23[2] La Liga 5 0 0 0 2[d] 0 1[f] 0 8 0
Total 78 4 1 0 28 1 6 0 113 5
Career total 238 9 7 1 5 0 43 1 6 0 299 11
  1. ^ Includes Coupe de France, Copa del Rey
  2. ^ Includes Coupe de la Ligue
  3. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  4. ^ a b c d e Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  5. ^ a b Appearances in Supercopa de España
  6. ^ Appearance in UEFA Super Cup

International

As of match played 25 September 2022[18]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
France 2018 1 0
2019 3 0
2020 3 0
2022 2 0
Total 9 0

Honours

Real Madrid

Individual

References

  1. ^ "Acta del Partido celebrado el 01 de septiembre de 2019, en Vila-real" [Minutes of the Match held on 1 September 2019, in Vila-real] (in Spanish). Royal Spanish Football Federation. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "F. Mendy: Summary". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 7 September 2022.
  3. ^ "F. Mendy". Real Madrid CF. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Sénégal: Aliou Cissé met la pression sur Ferland Mendy" [Senegal: Aliou Cissé puts pressure on Ferland Mendy]. Afrik-Foot (in French). 14 April 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Ferland Mendy: 'I was in a wheelchair, now I'm at Real Madrid'". BBC Sport. 19 June 2019. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Édouard Mendy: 5 things on the Rennes and Senegal goalkeeper". Ligue 1. 31 August 2020. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  7. ^ a b "Lyon a présenté Ferland Mendy" [Lyon introduced Ferland Mendy]. L'Équipe (in French). 29 June 2017. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  8. ^ Smith, Jamie (29 June 2017). "Lyon sign Mendy but Ghezzal and Gonalons to depart". Goal.com. Perform Group. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Man. City 1–2 Lyon". UEFA. 19 September 2018.
  10. ^ "Official Announcement: Mendy". Real Madrid CF. 12 June 2019. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  11. ^ "Ferland Mendy completes move to Real Madrid". Olympique Lyonnais. 12 June 2019. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  12. ^ "Bale rescues a draw for Real Madrid". Marca. Spain. 1 September 2019. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  13. ^ "Mendy scores first Real Madrid goal with exceptional finish in 8/10 display as Los Blancos top Granada". Marca. Spain. 14 July 2020. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  14. ^ "Real Madrid win the longest LaLiga Santander season". Marca. 17 July 2020. Retrieved 17 July 2020.
  15. ^ "Atalanta v Real Madrid: Champions League last 16 – as it happened". The Guardian. 24 February 2021.
  16. ^ "World champion France beats Uruguay to cap successful year". USA Today. 20 November 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  17. ^ a b c "Ferland Mendy". L'Équipe (in French). Paris. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  18. ^ "Ferland Mendy". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved 7 September 2022.
  19. ^ "Real Madrid win 2019/20 LaLiga Santander". LaLiga. 16 July 2020. Retrieved 17 July 2020.
  20. ^ Westwood, James (30 April 2022). "Real Madrid clinch 35th La Liga title with four games to spare after victory over Espanyol". Goal.com. Retrieved 30 April 2022.
  21. ^ "Real Madrid win the Supercopa from the spot". Marca. Spain. 12 January 2020. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
  22. ^ Mctear, Euan (16 January 2022). "Modric and Benzema fire Real Madrid to the Supercopa title". Marca. Retrieved 16 January 2022.
  23. ^ "Champions League final: Vinícius Júnior scores only goal as Real Madrid deny Liverpool again". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 28 May 2022. Retrieved 28 May 2022.
  24. ^ "Real Madrid 2–0 Eintracht Frankfurt: Five-star Madrid triumph in Helsinki". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 10 August 2022. Retrieved 11 August 2022.
  25. ^ "TROPHÉES UNFP : LE PALMARÈS COMPLET DE L'ÉDITION 2017". Sport24 (in French). 15 May 2017. Retrieved 18 March 2021.
  26. ^ "Neymar élu joueur de Ligue 1, Le PSG rafle tout ou presque" [Neymar voted best player of Ligue 1, PSG scoop all or almost]. Sport24 (in French). Société du Figaro. 13 May 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  27. ^ "Mbappé wins awards double". Ligue de Football Professionnel. 19 May 2019. Archived from the original on 25 May 2019. Retrieved 4 June 2019.

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