Edouard Osoque Mendy is a professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Senegal national team and Premier League club Chelsea.
He was born on 1 March 1992 (age, 28) in Montivillers, France but opted to play for the Senegalese National team. Edouard stands 6 feet 6 inches tall.
Mendy started his youth career at Le Harve AC academy at the age of 13. He was faced by a tough competition in his youth career as he fell behind another talent Zacharie Boucher and had to drop down to a lower level to play with CS Minicipaux Le Havre.
He then started his professional career at AS Cherbourg, who were in the Championnant National, the third tier of French football league. He was there until the summer of 2014 where Olympique Marseille took a gamble and signed Mendy for their team. He spent the 2015/16 season at Marseille team B but again Mendy was faced with yet another competition from Florian Escales who played ahead of him in the B team.
Mendy in search of regular playing time made a switch to Reims during the 2016/17 Ligue 2 season. He got his first start when Johann Carrasso was sent off and Mendy continued and kept 3 clean sheets in seven games. The following season Mendy cemented his role as a first choice goalkeeper for Reims as they won the Ligue 2 in the 2017/18 season and gained promotion to the Ligue 1.
On 19 August 2019, Rennes announced the signing of Edouard Mendy for an undisclosed fee. He spent one season at Rennes making 25 appearances for the club.
Chelsea in search for a new goalkeeper announced the signing of Edouard Mendy on 24 September 2020 on a five-year contract for £22m. Chelsea boss Frank Lampard revealed that former goalkeeper and club legend Petr Cech, who is now the club’s Technical Advisor who oincidentally also joined Chelsea from Rennes played a very key role in landing the Senegalese goalkeeper.
Mendy was born to a Senegalese mother and his father from Guinea-Bissau. In November 2016, he received a national team calling from Guinea-Bissau to represent them in a friendly against Portuguese clubs Belenensis and Estoril. He honoured his father as he was on his dying bed to play for them. Shortly after, he was listed to represent Guinea-Bissau in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations but turned down the offer and pledged his loyalty to Senegal.
▪︎Ligue 2: 2017-2018
▪︎Africa Cup of Nations: runner-up 2019