Tiago Mendonca

Tiago Mendonca
Tiago Mendonca
Tiago Mendonca
Midfielder
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Real Name: Tiago Mendonca
HT: 6' 1" WT: 172
Pronunciation: tee-AH-go men-DON-sah
International
Age: 24 (10/08/1995)
Birthplace: Faro, Portugal
Hometown: Faro, Portugal

Updated September 18, 2020

AT A GLANCE:

  • Played four seasons at Providence College from 2015-19, earning All-East Region Second Team honors in 2019, All-BIG EAST First Team honors in 2018 and 2019, and All-BIG EAST Freshman Team honors in 2015.
  • Led Providence in points (10), goals (5), and shots (40) as a redshirt junior in 2018.
  • Logged a career-high 23 games, all starts, for Providence in 2019 helping lead the Friars to an NCAA Tournament Appearance.
  • Spent 10 years developing with S.C. Farense in his native Faro, Portugal.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Signed by New England Revolution II to the team’s inaugural USL League One roster on Jan. 28, 2020.

2020: Has appeared in each of the club’s first nine matches this season, logging four starts and 377 minutes played… (7/25) vs. OMA: Started and played 70 minutes in 0-0 draw in club’s inaugural match… (8/7) vs. ORL: Logged 21 minutes of action as a substitute, received a yellow card in 2-0 defeat… (8/15) at NTX: Started and played 60 minutes, recording his first-career assist in the 58th minute... (8/21) vs. RIC: Played 29 minutes... (9/4) vs. MAD: Made third start of the year, recording a season-high five tackles... (9/16) at TUC: Made first start at center back on Sept. 16 at Tucson, winning all four of his aerial duels along with four tackles while registering a pair of shots.

COLLEGE (PROVIDENCE): Finished college career with 69 games played, 58 starts, and 11 goals…As a redshirt senior in 2019, tallied four goals and four assists while playing a career-high 1,907 minutes…Scored an 85th-minute equalizer in a thrilling 3-2 upset victory at Penn State during the second round of the NCAA Tournament…Tallied the lone goal in a 2-1 loss to Clemson in the NCAA Tournament and in a 3-1 loss to Georgetown in the BIG EAST Championship…Set a career high with eight shots in a 2-1 win over St. John’s in the BIG EAST Tournament…Netted the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over Harvard (9/16/19)…Started all 19 games for Providence as a redshirt junior in 2018, tallying a team-best five goals…Scored the winning goal in a 1-0 victory over St. John’s (10/31/18)…Logged a season-high 103 minutes in a 1-1 tie with Boston College (8/31/18), scoring the lone goal for the Friars…Played in 11 games, starting two, during 2017 as a redshirt sophomore after missing the entire 2016 season to injury…Played in 16 games, making 12 starts, as a freshman in 2015…Scored the winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Rhode Island (9/7/15), his first collegiate goal…Logged a career-high 110 minutes on two occasions in 2015 during ties against Holy Cross (9/4/15) and Butler (11/8/15).

PERSONAL: Native of Faro, Portugal…Attended Pinheiroe Rosa High School…Played 10 seasons with S.C. Farense in his native Faro, Portugal…Had a short stint with the Associação Desportiva de Oeiras U-18 team in Lisbon, Portugal…Called up for a trial with F.C. Porto B…Majored in Business Management at Providence…Speaks three languages: Portuguese, Spanish, and English…Chose to play college soccer because of the opportunity to study for a degree while playing high-level soccer in the United States…Originally played attacking midfield and forward but transitioned to defensive midfield and center back during his academy days.


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