Pedro Miguel da Silva Mendes (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpeðɾu ˈmẽðɨʃ]; born 26 February 1979) is a Portuguese former footballer who played as a midfielder.
Starting his career with home town club Vitória de Guimarães, Mendes won the UEFA Champions League with FC Porto in the 2003–04 season. He then moved to the English 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 was capped ten times by the Portugal national team and was a member of their squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.Close