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Pedro Mendes

Pedro Mendes
Personal information
Full namePedro Miguel da Silva Mendes
Date of birth26 February 1979(age 38)
Place of birthGuimarães, Portugal
Height0 m ( ft in)
Playing positionMidfielder
Club information
Current clubVitória Guimarães

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Pedro Miguel da Silva Mendes (-ptˈpeðɾu ˈmẽðɨʃ; born 26 February 1979 in Guimarães) is a Portuguese footballer who plays as a midfielder for Vitória Guimarães of the Portuguese first division .

Starting his career with home town club Vitória de Guimarães, Mendes won a UEFA Champions League medal with FC Porto in 2004. He moved to the Premier League, initially with Tottenham Hotspur, in 2004, where he famously scored a 50-yard goal against Manchester United, which was disallowed. He then moved to his second English club, Portsmouth, before a stint at Scottish Premier League side Rangers.

Mendes has been capped ten times by the Portuguese national team. He earned a surprise recall to the Portugal set-up on 27 August 2008 to play against Denmark on 9 September 2008 and on 2 October 2009 for the qualifying games against Hungary on 10 October 2009 and Malta on 14 October.

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