Gaizka Mendieta

 

Where is Gaizka Mendieta now?

A classy box-to-box midfielder, Gaizka Mendieta retired from playing at the end of the 2007/8 season after spending four seasons in the Premier League with Middlesbrough.

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In the early 2000’s, Mendieta was considered as one of the best midfielders in the world and was twice named as European Midfielder of the Season.

Although Mendieta’s playing career at Middlesbrough was interrupted by a string of injuries he was part of the team that won the League Cup which was the club’s first ever silverware.

Upon retiring from playing, Mendieta surprisingly stayed on in the Middlesbrough area with his English wife Helen.

He currently works as a pundit for a number of football channels including Sky Sport’s Spanish La Liga coverage.

He is also in the process of attaining his UEFA coaching badges as well as indulging in his passion for music as a DJ.

In July 2017 Gaizka Mendieta will be represented Spain in Star Sixes, a six-a-side indoor international tournament at the O2 in London featuring some of the world’s most iconic footballers.

Playing within a team of Spanish legends such as Carlos Puyol, Fernando Morientes and Michel Salgado, they finished the tournament in third place after a play off against Brazil.

Follow Gaizka Mendieta on Twitter @GaizkaMendieta6

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Gaizka Mendieta: Premier League Statistics

NationalitySpanish
PositionMidfielder
Appearances62
Goals Scored4
Yellow Cards6
Red Cards0
Premier League Teams Played forMiddlesbrough

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com