Gustavo Mendez

Date of birth03 February 1971
Place of birthMontevideo
NationalityUruguayan
Weight73 kg
Height1.76 m
PositionDefender

He has had a long and illustrious career beginning in the domestic league with Nacional in the 1991 season. He made his international debut while still at the club in August 1993 against Venezuela in a World Cup Qualifying match. He left Nacional for Vincenza in Seie A for the 1995-1996 season where he became a regular for both club and country. After three seasons he left for Torino where he failed to make an impact in two seasons, and after a disappointing spell at Cagliari he returned to his first club Nacional. He played his part in qualification where his solid performances should have earned him a place in the line up if Uruguay play a 4-4-2.

Appearances in World Cup Qualification: 8.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1994-95 Uruguay Copa America 5
1994-95 Uruguay International Friendly 4
1
1995-96 Uruguay FIFA World Cup 1
1995-96 Uruguay International Friendly 2
1996-97 Uruguay FIFA World Cup 6
1997-98 Uruguay FIFA Confederations Cup 4
2
1997-98 Uruguay FIFA World Cup 2
1997-98 Uruguay International Friendly 1
1998-99 Uruguay International Friendly 1
1999-00 Uruguay FIFA World Cup 3
1
1999-00 Uruguay International Friendly 3
2000-01 Uruguay FIFA World Cup 3
1
2000-01 Uruguay International Friendly 1
1
2001-02 Uruguay FIFA World Cup 3
1
1
2001-02 Uruguay International Friendly 3


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
19 Oct 1994 Peru v Uruguay W 0-1 International Friendly
22 Mar 1995 Colombia v Uruguay L 2-1 International Friendly
25 Mar 1995 USA v Uruguay D 2-2 International Friendly
31 Mar 1995 Yugoslavia v Uruguay L 1-0 International Friendly
05 Apr 1995 Uruguay v Peru W 1-0 International Friendly
09 Jul 1995 Uruguay v Paraguay W 1-0 Copa America Group A
13 Jul 1995 Uruguay v Mexico D 1-1 Copa America Group A
16 Jul 1995 Uruguay v Bolivia W 2-1 Copa America Quarter-final
19 Jul 1995 Uruguay v Colombia W 2-0 Copa America Semi-final
23 Jul 1995 Uruguay v Brazil W 1-1 (5-3) Copa America Final
20 Sep 1995 Israel v Uruguay L 3-1 International Friendly
11 Oct 1995 Brazil v Uruguay L 2-0 International Friendly
02 Jun 1996 Uruguay v Paraguay L 0-2 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
08 Oct 1996 Uruguay v Bolivia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
12 Nov 1996 Chile v Uruguay L 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
12 Jan 1997 Uruguay v Argentina D 0-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
12 Feb 1997 Ecuador v Uruguay L 4-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
30 Apr 1997 Paraguay v Uruguay L 3-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
08 Jun 1997 Uruguay v Colombia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
20 Aug 1997 Uruguay v Chile W 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
10 Sep 1997 Peru v Uruguay L 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
13 Dec 1997 United Arab Emirates v Uruguay W 0-2 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
15 Dec 1997 Uruguay v Czech Republic W 2-1 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
19 Dec 1997 Australia v Uruguay L 1-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Semi-final
21 Dec 1997 Czech Republic v Uruguay L 1-0 FIFA Confederations Cup 3rd place
24 May 1998 Chile v Uruguay D 2-2 International Friendly
22 Dec 1998 Basque Spain v Uruguay L 5-1 International Friendly
08 Sep 1999 Uruguay v Venezuela W 2-0 International Friendly
12 Oct 1999 Uruguay v Ecuador D 0-0 International Friendly
17 Feb 2000 Uruguay v Hungary W 2-0 International Friendly
29 Mar 2000 Uruguay v Bolivia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
26 Apr 2000 Paraguay v Uruguay L 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
03 Jun 2000 Uruguay v Chile W 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
15 Aug 2000 Colombia v Uruguay L 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
03 Sep 2000 Uruguay v Ecuador W 4-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
28 Feb 2001 Slovenia v Uruguay W 0-2 International Friendly
24 Apr 2001 Chile v Uruguay W 0-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
01 Jul 2001 Uruguay v Brazil W 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
14 Aug 2001 Venezuela v Uruguay L 2-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
17 Apr 2002 Italy v Uruguay D 1-1 International Friendly
12 May 2002 USA v Uruguay L 2-1 International Friendly
16 May 2002 China PR v Uruguay W 0-2 International Friendly
01 Jun 2002 Uruguay v Denmark L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.