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.
Unlucky to be a UEFA Champions League runner-up on two occasions with Valencia, he was considered one of the best midfielders in the world in the late 1990’s and was twice named as European Midfielder of the Season.
Although his playing career at Boro was interrupted by a number of injuries he was part of the team that won the League Cup in 2004 which was the club’s first ever silverware.
Upon retiring from playing, Mendieta stayed in the Middlesbrough area with his English wife Helen and has started to study for his UEFA coaching badges.
He has also started a new career as a professional DJ and regularly plays at events and festivals across Europe.
Away from his music he also works as a pundit for a number of football channels and works as an ambassador for La Liga helping boost the image of the league to the world.
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Gaizka Mendieta: Premier League Statistics
|Premier League Teams Played for||Middlesbrough|
Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com