This is the player profile of Tiago Mendes the Portuguese and Atletico Madrid professional footballer. You will know some of his most important professional career details in this article.
Players Profile – Tiago Mendes
Basic Details about Tiago Mendes
Full Name: Tiago Cardoso Mendes
Date of Birth: 2nd May 1981
Place of Birth: Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Height: 6 ft (1.83 m)
Professional Details about Tiago Mendes
Playing Position: Midfielder
Jersey Number: 5
Teams Played for
- 1995 – 19996 Vianense
- 1997 – 1998 Ancora Praia
- 1998 – 1999 Braga
- 1999 – 2002 Braga
- 2002 – 2004 Befica
- 2004 – 2005 Chelsea
- 2005 – 2007 Lyon
- 2007 – 2011 Juventus
- 2010 – 2011 Atletico Madrid (On loan)
- 2000- 2002 Portugal U21
- Since 2002 Portugal
More about Tiago Mendes
Tiago Cardoso Mendes, who is popularly known as Tiago is born national of Portugal. Currently he is on loan to Spain’s premier football club Atletico Madrid. Known as a versatile midfielder Tiago Mendes is very well adopted with both central and defensive unit of the team and has great football skills. As a matter of fact Tiago Mendes has played about five professional football clubs across Europe till now. He has played in professional leagues of England, France, Italy, Portugal and now in Spain. His role with his current team Atletico Madrid has been stupendous as he has been part of the team’s winning of five major titles including the 2014 national championship and 2012 Europa League.
Tiago Mendes shows his talent first time while playing for the Sporting de Braga when he was just 19. He helped his team winning 27 games and finished fourth in 2001. After this he moved to the big team called Sport Lisboa e Benfica and spent a full season there. He was part of the Benfica winning the Portugues Cup that year.
Since then Tiago Mendes has been moving around the various football clubs across the Europe and he has played for Chelsea in the EPL, Lyon in the French Premier League, Juventus in the Serie A of Italy and currently he is with Atletico da Madrid.
Tiago Mendes played for the Portuguese U21 team and the first time he played for his national team against Scotland in 2002. He played a crucial role for Portugal’s qualification for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Tiago Mendes part of the Portuguese team of the 2010 FIFA World Cup which lost badly. After that Tiago voluntarily quit International football but was recalled by the new manager Fernando Santos to play a friendly with France and a Euro 2016 qualifying game against Denmark.