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Gaizka Mendieta

Gaizka Mendieta
 
Complete Name: Gaizka Mendieta Zabala
Nationality: Spanish
Place of Birth: Bilbao (Spain)
Date of Birth: 17/03/1974
Height: 173 cm
Weight: 69 kg
National Team: Spain
Current Club: Middlesbrough FC (England)
Position: Midfielder
 

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Club career history

Castellon (Spain), Valencia CF (Spain), SS Lazio (Italy), FC Barcelona (Spain), Middlesbrough FC (England)
 

Honours

1999 League Cup winner (Valencia CF)
2004 League Cup winner (Middlesbrough FC)
2000 Champions League Finals (Valencia CF)
2001 Champions League Finals (Valencia CF)
 

Biography

Gaizka Mendieta (born March 27, 1974 in Bilbao) is a Spanish football (soccer) midfielder, who currently plays for Middlesbrough of the English Premiership.

Mendieta started his club career with Castellón in 1991 and moved to Valencia a year later. He became one of the most sought-after players in Europe after leading his club to two consecutive Champions League finals in 2000 and 2001. That led to a £29 million transfer to Lazio in 2001, but Mendieta disappointed in Serie A, spending only a year with the Rome club. He was loaned out to Barcelona for the 2002-03 season, and then to Middlesbrough for 2003-04. The latter move was later made permanent. For Spain, Mendieta has been capped 40 times (as of 2005), scoring eight goals. He played for his country at Euro 2000 and the 2002 World Cup.

As a Middlesbrough player, Mendieta was part of the team that won the 2004 Carling Cup, the club's first ever major trophy. After a season of adjusting to the English Premiership, he was expected to make a huge impact in his second season. However, an Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury ruled him out for most of the campaign.
 

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