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Tiago
Personal information
Full name Tiago Cardoso Mendes
Date of birth 2 May 1981 (1981-05-02) (age 28)
Place of birth Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Atlético Madrid
(on loan from Juventus)
Number 5
Youth career
Braga
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2002 Braga 62 (4)
2002–2004 Benfica 75 (19)
2004–2005 Chelsea 34 (4)
2005–2007 Lyon 56 (9)
2007– Juventus 42 (0)
2010– Atlético Madrid (loan) 8 (0)
National team
2002– Portugal 48 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 March 2010.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 November 2009
This is a Portuguese name; the first family name is Cardoso and the second is Mendes.

Tiago Cardoso Mendes (Portuguese pronunciation: [tiˈaɡu], born 2 May 1981 in Viana do Castelo), commonly known as just Tiago, is a Portuguese professional footballer who currently plays for Atlético Madrid on loan from Juventus[1] and the Portuguese national team. Generally, Tiago plays as a central midfielder and during his time at Olympique Lyonnais and Juventus, he took up both attacking and defensive duties. He is an occasional goal scorer and is a known for his passing and dribbling.

Tiago has played for two teams in the Portuguese Liga; starting a S.C. Braga and later moving to S.L. Benfica. His first cup medal came in 2004 after Benfica beat F.C. Porto. Chelsea bought Tiago for 15m in 2004 but he was sold to Olympique Lyonnais the following season. After two league winning seasons with the club, Tiago moved to Juventus in 2007, helping them finish 3rd in the 2007-2008 season.

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Club career

Tiago came to prominence at S.C. Braga B, the reserve team of S.C. Braga, during the 1999-00 season. He moved to the main team the following season, helping Braga secure 4th place just a place away for UEFA Cup qualification.

Tiago moved to S.L. Benfica in December 2001 where he excelled in the 2002-03 season, scoring 13 times in the league, playing a significant part in the club's second place finish. He then helped Benfica defeat FC Porto in the 2004 Cup of Portugal final during the 2003-04 season, denying Porto a historic treble.

Tiago signed for Chelsea on 20 July 2004, for a 15 million fee, becoming José Mourinho's sixth signing that season. Having missed the first game of Chelsea's 2004-05, Tiago soon became an important member of his new team's squad, scoring on his away debut against Crystal Palace on 24 August 2004.[2] Tiago also scored a long-range goal in Chelsea's 3-1 win over Manchester United on 10 May 2005, after already winning the Premier League title.[3] Tiago was a regular for Chelsea that season, having only missed four games in the Premier League. He ended the season successfully as a firm fixture in the Blues' midfield three, having made 51 appearances in all competitions and scoring 4 goals. Chelsea won the Premier League and League Cup that season.

Despite his initial success, the following season saw the arrival of Michael Essien in August 2005 and this limited Tiago's first team chances. After an emotional goodbye,[4] Tiago flew to Lyon and completed his medical with French giants Olympique Lyonnais, signing a four-year deal for a 10.1 million transfer fee.[5] Mourinho later confessed in an interview that letting Tiago go was "a big mistake."[6]

Usually playing in a defensive midfield role alongside Juninho, Mahamadou Diarra and Florent Malouda, Tiago excelled for Lyon, scoring seven goals in 37 appearances. The highlights of his first season in France were a pair of goals against PSV that took Lyon into the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals and the winning goal against Troyes AC on 1 April 2006. Lyon finished top of the league during the 2005-06 season which was a 5th consecutive Ligue 1 title for the club. After the departure of Diarra to Real Madrid the following season, Tiago began to play a more significant role in Lyon's midfield with Diarra's replacement, Jérémy Toulalan. He won his second Ligue 1 title that season and helped Lyon to the Coupe de la Ligue final. However, the club lost to Girondins de Bordeaux after a last minute strike. Tiago scored six goals in 40 appearances in his second season with the club.

On 17 June 2007, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas confirmed that Tiago's departure from Lyon was imminent with both Juventus and A.C. Milan reportedly after his signature.[7] He officially signed for Juventus on 21 June 2007, for a 13 million fee.[8] However, his performance in the 2007–8 season was criticised, Goal.com describing him as the third biggest flop of the season.[9]

The start of the Serie A 2008-09 season gave Tiago an opportunity to return to the Premier League in the form of year long loan offer from Everton. Juventus agreed to the deal but Tiago refused their terms, favouring to stay in Italy instead.[10] The negotiations between the player and the club had a violent end when Tiago forcibly locked Juventus president Giovanni Cobolli Gigli inside a toilet stall. Cobolli Gigli was finally rescued by captain Alessandro Del Piero more than an hour later.[11] Finally, Tiago manage to establish himself as a regular starter for Juventus, until a two month injury, forced him to the treatment room in late November. The signing of Danish international Christian Poulsen in the summer and the emergence of youngster Claudio Marchisio limited him to sporadic appearances in the starting eleven and off the bench but has established himself as a more important part of the Juventus team, unlike his first season.

The first half of the 2009-10 season was one to forget for Tiago. With the arrivals of midfielders Diego and Felipe Melo coupled by his slight dip in form again limited him to the bench and injury back-up. On 8 January 2010, Tiago joined Atlético Madrid on loan until the end of the season. He scored his first goal for Atlético on his first start against Celta de Vigo (January 21st 2010). Since then he has established himself in the centre midfield, ahead of Raúl García.

Career statistics

[12]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Portugal League Cup of Portugal Portuguese League Cup Europe Total
1999-00 Braga Portuguese Liga 18 1
2000-01 27 0
2001-02 17 3
2001-02 Benfica Portuguese Liga 15 1
2002-03 31 13
2003-04 30 5
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
2004-05 Chelsea Premier League 34 4
France League Coupe de France Coupe de la Ligue Europe Total
2005-06 Lyon Ligue 1 29 6
2006-07 27 4
Italy League Coppa Italia League Cup Europe Total
2007-08 Juventus Serie A 20 0
2008-09 15 0
2009-10 2 0
Total Portugal 138 23
England 34 4
France 56 10
Italy 35 0
Career Total 263 37

International career

Tiago's performances in Portugal's youth team eventually earned him his senior debut against Scotland in a November 2002 friendly. He went on to seal a regular berth in the squad and was included in the 23-man squad for the UEFA Euro 2004, although he did not play for Portugal in the final of the tournament.

Moving to France proved crucial in international selection as Tiago’s strong form at Olympique Lyonnais afforded him a place in Portugal's well-established midfield. His contributions to the team aided Portugal in their quest for qualification for the 2006 FIFA World Cup and he played five matches in the tournament held in Germany. Portugal reached the semi-finals of the 2006 World Cup but lost to France.

Tiago scored his first goal for the national team in March 2007, in a Man of the Match display away to Serbia.

International goals

Tiago: International Goals
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 28 March 2007 Belgrade, Serbia  Serbia 1-1 Draw Euro 2008 qualifying

Career honours

2003/04
2004/05
2004/05
FA Community Shield Final 2005
2005/06, 2006/07
2005/06, 2006/07

References

  1. ^ Atletico leiht Tiago
  2. ^ "C Palace 0-2 Chelsea". BBC. 24 August 2004. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/3577056.stm. Retrieved 8 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "Record-breaking Chelsea cruise past sorry United". China Daily. http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2005-05/11/content_440949.htm. Retrieved 2008-06-02. 
  4. ^ "Tiago set to complete Lyon transfer". RTÉ. http://www.rte.ie/sport/2005/0823/tiago.html. Retrieved 2008-06-02. 
  5. ^ "Lyon conclude Tiago's £6.82m move". BBC Sport. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/europe/4191128.stm. Retrieved 2008-06-02. 
  6. ^ "Tiago off to Spurs for £9m". The Sun. http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/article704063.ece. Retrieved 2008-06-02. 
  7. ^ "Juve and Milan Fight for Tiago". Eurosport. http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/11062007/4/juve-milan-fight-tiago.html. Retrieved 2008-06-02. 
  8. ^ "Juventus sign Tiago and Almiron". FIFA. http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/clubfootball/news/newsid=538789.html. Retrieved 2008-06-02. 
  9. ^ Garganese, Carlo. "Calcio Debate: Goal.com Serie A Awards.". Goal.com. http://www.goal.com/en/articolo.aspx?contenutoid=711326. Retrieved 2008-06-24. 
  10. ^ "Tiago rejects Everton loan switch". BBC Sport. 2008-08-22. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/e/everton/7576581.stm. Retrieved 2008-08-25. 
  11. ^ "Tiago Locked Juve President Gigli In Washroom". Goal.com. 1 September 2008. http://jp.goal.com/en/articolo.aspx?contenutoid=843423. Retrieved 02.09.2008. 
  12. ^ "Tiago Player Profile". Football Database. http://www.footballdatabase.com/index.php?page=player&Id=1349. Retrieved 2008-08-14. 

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This is a Portuguese name; the first family name is Cardoso and the second is Mendes.
Tiago
Personal information
Full nameTiago Cardoso Mendes
Date of birth2 May 1981 (1981-05-02) (age 29)
Place of birthViana do Castelo, Portugal
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing positionMidfielder
Club information
Current clubAtlético Madrid
Number5
Youth career
1995–1996Vianense
1997–1998Âncora Praia
1998–1999Braga
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1999–2002Braga62(4)
2002–2004Benfica75(19)
2004–2005Chelsea34(4)
2005–2007Lyon56(10)
2007–Juventus42(0)
2010–→ Atlético Madrid (loan)23(4)
National team
2000–2002Portugal U2121(2)
2002–Portugal55(3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2010.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 June 2010

Tiago Cardoso Mendes (Portuguese pronunciation: [tiˈaɡu], born 2 May 1981 in Viana do Castelo), commonly known as just Tiago, is a Portuguese professional footballer who currently plays for Atlético Madrid on loan from Juventus.

A versatile midfielder, adept as both a central or defensive unit and with good overall skills, he played professionally in four of Europe's major leagues: England, France, Italy and Spain.

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Club career

Portugal

Tiago first came to prominence at Sporting de Braga, being cast into the Minho side's starting XI at the age of just 19, and helping with 27 games as it finished in 4th place in 2001, thus qualifying for the UEFA Cup.

In late December 2001, solid displays earned Tiago – and Braga teammates Armando Sá and Ricardo Rocha – a move to league giants Sport Lisboa e Benfica; in his first full season, he scored a career-best 13 goals, helping the Reds finish second in the league and, the following year, helped deny F.C. Porto a historic treble by winning the domestic cup.

Chelsea

Tiago signed for Chelsea on 20 July 2004, for a 15 million fee,[1] becoming José Mourinho's sixth signing that season (this included three other Portuguese players). Having missed the first game of Chelsea's 2004–05 campaign, he soon became an important member of his new team's squad, scoring on his away debut against Crystal Palace, on 24 August.[2] He also scored a long-range goal in Chelsea's 3–1 win over Manchester United on 10 May 2005, after already having won the Premier League title.[3]

Tiago was a regular for Chelsea that season, having only missed four games in the league. He ended the season successfully as a firm fixture in the Blues' midfield three, having made 51 appearances in all competitions and scoring four goals, as the club also added the season's Football League Cup. However, despite his initial success, the following season saw the arrival of Ghanaian Michael Essien in August 2005 from Olympique Lyonnais, which limited his first-team chances.

Lyon

The next season, he signed for Essien's former club on a four-year deal, for a 10.1 million transfer fee.[4][5] Mourinho later confessed in an interview that letting Tiago go was "a big mistake."[6]

Usually playing in a defensive midfield role alongside Juninho Pernambucano, Mahamadou Diarra and Florent Malouda, Tiago excelled for Lyon, scoring seven goals in 37 appearances. The highlights of his first season in France were a pair of goals against PSV Eindhoven that took Lyon into the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, and the winning goal against Troyes AC on 1 April 2006. Lyon finished top of Ligue 1, winning a fifth consecutive accolade.

After the departure of Diarra to Real Madrid the following season, Tiago began to play a more significant role in Lyon's midfield with Diarra's replacement, Jérémy Toulalan. He won his second league title, and helped L'OL to the domestic league cup final, where it lost to Girondins de Bordeaux after a last minute strike. Tiago scored six goals in 40 appearances in his second season with the club.

Juventus

On 17 June 2007, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas confirmed that Tiago's departure from Lyon was imminent with both Juventus F.C. and A.C. Milan reportedly after his signature. He officially signed for Juventus on 21 June 2007, for a 13 million fee.[7] However, his performance in the 2007–08 season was criticised, Goal.com describing him as the third biggest flop of the season.[8]

The start of 2008–09 season gave Tiago an opportunity to return to the Premier League in the form of year long loan offer from Everton. Juventus agreed to the deal but Tiago refused their terms, favouring to stay in Italy instead.[9] The negotiations between the player and the club had a violent end when Tiago forcibly locked Juventus president Giovanni Cobolli Gigli inside a toilet stall – the chairman was finally rescued by captain Alessandro Del Piero, more than an hour later.[10] After a difficult first season, he eventually established himself in Claudio Ranieri's team. In November 2008, against F.C. Internazionale Milano, he was stretchered off the pitch with a serious knee injury just several minutes into the match, and was sidelined for almost two months.

Tiago returned to the bench for the January match against S.S. Lazio, but found himself down the pecking order as Cristiano Zanetti or Mohamed Sissoko and emerging youngster Claudio Marchisio were Ranieri's preferred centre midfield pairing. Following injuries to Sissoko and later Marchisio, he was back in the starting eleven but his return was soured by a straight red card in the Derby d'Italia fixture in April (1–1 home draw).

The first half of the 2009–10 season was one to forget for Tiago. With the arrivals of midfielders Diego and Felipe Melo, coupled by his slight dip in form, his appearances were again limited. Under Ciro Ferrara, he was relegated to the bench once again, only making seven Serie A appearances.

On 8 January 2010, Tiago joined Atlético Madrid on loan until the end of the season.[11] He scored his first league goal in nearly three years on 21 January, heading home against Celta de Vigo in a 1–1 home draw, for the season's Copa del Rey (2–1 aggregate win); gradually, he established himself in the starting lineup ahead of longtime incumbent Raúl García, also reuniting with former Benfica teammate Simão Sabrosa.

After helping the Colchoneros to the domestic cup final - he was cup-tied for the UEFA Europa League - a new loan deal was arranged with Juventus.[12]

International career

Tiago's performances in Portugal's youth teams eventually earned him his senior debut against Scotland, in a November 2002 friendly. He went on to seal a regular berth in the squad and was included in the 23-man squad for UEFA Euro 2004, although he did not play for Portugal in the final of the tournament.

Moving to France proved crucial in international selection as Tiago’s strong form at Lyon afforded him a place in Portugal's well-established midfield. His contributions to the team aided the national team in its quest for qualification for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, and he played five matches in the tournament held in Germany. Portugal reached the semi-finals, losing to France.

Tiago scored his first goal for the national team in March 2007, in a Man of the match display away to Serbia (1–1). He was, however, overlooked, for Euro 2008's final squad.

Tiago was selected for the squad at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, replacing Deco in the first match, a 0–0 against Ivory Coast. He took the naturalized Brazilian's place for the following game, against North Korea in Cape Town, on June 21, 2010, and scored twice (once with his head) in a 7–0 rout.

International goals

Tiago: International Goals
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 28 March 2007 Belgrade, Serbia  Serbia 0–1 1–1 Euro 2008 qualifying
2. 21 June 2010 Cape Town, South Africa Template:Country data PRK 4–0 7–0 2010 FIFA World Cup
3. 21 June 2010 Cape Town, South Africa Template:Country data PRK 7–0 7–0 2010 FIFA World Cup

Club statistics

Club performance League Cup League CupContinental Total
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoalsAppsGoals AppsGoals AppsGoals AppsGoals
Portugal

LeagueTaça de Portugal Taça da Liga Europe Total
1999–00BragaPortuguese Liga181
2000–01270
2001–02173
2001–02BenficaPortuguese Liga151
2002–033113
2003–04305
England

LeagueFA Cup League Cup Europe Total
2004–05ChelseaPremier League3440020110474
France

LeagueCoupe de France Coupe de la Ligue Europe Total
2005–06LyonLigue 129682
2006–0727482
Italy

LeagueCoppa Italia League Cup Europe Total
2007–08JuventusSerie A200
2008–0915030
2009–107030
TotalPortugal 13823
England 344
France 5610
Italy 350
Career Total 26337

Honours

Club

  • Benfica:
    • Portuguese Cup: 2003–04

Country

Orders

References

  1. ^ "Tiago set for Chelsea bow". BBC Sport. 18 August 2004. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/c/chelsea/3930659.stm. Retrieved 21 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "C Palace 0–2 Chelsea". BBC Sport. 24 August 2004. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/3577056.stm. Retrieved 8 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "Record-breaking Chelsea cruise past sorry United". China Daily. 11 May 2005. http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2005-05/11/content_440949.htm. Retrieved 2 June 2008. 
  4. ^ "Tiago set to complete Lyon transfer". Raidió Teilifís Éireann. 23 August 2005. http://www.rte.ie/sport/2005/0823/tiago.html. Retrieved 2 June 2008. 
  5. ^ "Lyon conclude Tiago's £6.82m move". BBC Sport. 27 August 2005. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/europe/4191128.stm. Retrieved 2 June 2008. 
  6. ^ "Tiago off to Spurs for £9m". The Sun. 19 January 2008. http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/article704063.ece. Retrieved 2 June 2008. 
  7. ^ "Juventus sign Tiago and Almiron". FIFA. 22 June 2007. http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/clubfootball/news/newsid=538789.html. Retrieved 2 June 2008. 
  8. ^ Garganese, Carlo (26 May 2008). "Calcio Debate: Goal.com Serie A Awards". Goal.com. http://www.goal.com/en/articolo.aspx?contenutoid=711326. Retrieved 24 June 2008. 
  9. ^ "Tiago rejects Everton loan switch". BBC Sport. 22 August 2008. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/e/everton/7576581.stm. Retrieved 25 August 2008. 
  10. ^ "Tiago locked Juve President Gigli in washroom". Goal.com. 1 September 2008. http://jp.goal.com/en/articolo.aspx?contenutoid=843423. Retrieved 2 September 2008. 
  11. ^ "Juve, è ufficiale: Tiago in prestito all'Atletico Madrid (It's official: Tiago loaned to Atlético)" (in Italian). Tuttosport. 8 January 2010. http://www.tuttosport.com/calcio/serie_a/juventus/2010/01/08-50446/Juve%2C+. 
  12. ^ Tiago embarks on second spell at Atlético; UEFA.com, 16 August 2010
  13. ^ "Selecção distinguida pelo Duque de Bragança (National team honoured by Duke of Bragança)" (in Portuguese). Cristiano Ronaldo News. 30 August 2006. http://cristianosantosronaldo.blogspot.com/2006_08_01_archive.html. Retrieved 30 August 2006. 

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Simple English

Tiago
Personal information
Full name Tiago Cardoso Mendes
Date of birth 2 May 1981 (1981-05-02) (age 29)
Place of birth    Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Atlético Madrid
Number 5
Senior clubs
Years Club
1999-2001
2002-2004
2004-2005
2005-2007
2007-
2010-
Braga
Benfica
Chelsea
Olympique Lyonnais
Juventus
→Atlético Madrid (loan)
National team
2002- Portugal

Tiago Mendes (born 2 May 1981) is a Portuguese football player. He plays for Atlético Madrid and Portugal national team.

Club career statistics

Club Performance League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
PortugalLeague Cup of Portugal Portuguese League Cup EuropeTotal
1999/00BragaPortuguese Liga181181
2000/01270270
2001/02173173
2001/02BenficaPortuguese Liga151151
2002/0331133113
2003/04295295
EnglandLeague FA Cup Football League Cup EuropeTotal
2004/05ChelseaPremier League3442040110514
FranceLeague Coupe de France Coupe de la Ligue EuropeTotal
2005/06Olympique LyonnaisLigue 1295300082407
2006/07274203082406
ItalyLeague Coppa Italia League Cup EuropeTotal
2007/08JuventusSerie A20030--230
2008/0915020-30200
2009/107000-30100
SpainLeague Copa del Rey Copa de la Liga EuropeTotal
2009/10Atlético MadridLa Liga
CountryPortugal 1372313723
England 3442040110514
France 56950301648013
Italy 42050-60530
Spain 0000000000
Total 269361207033432140

International career statistics

[1]

Portugal national team
YearAppsGoals
200210
200350
200470
200570
2006110
200761
200810
200990
2010
Total471

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