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Place of birth  Palmira, Colombia
Name  Stiven Mendoza
Playing position  Striker
Role  Footballer

Number  14
Height  1.71 m
Years  Team
Weight  73 kg
Stiven Mendoza Hatrick from Mendoza Sinks Kerala Blasters
Full name  John Stiven Mendoza Valencia
Date of birth  (1992-06-27) 27 June 1992 (age 23)
Current team  Chennaiyin FC (#14 / Forward)
Similar People  Elano, Angel Romero, Malcom, Jadson, Danilo Gabriel de Andrade

Goal Stiven MENDOZA (79') / Girondins de Bordeaux - Amiens SC (3-2) / 2017-18

John Stiven Mendoza Vali (born 27 June 1992) is a Colombian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Bahia on loan from Corinthians.


Stiven Mendoza Corinthians sign Chennaiyin FC striker Stiven Mendoza

Formed at Envigado and loaned to América Cali and Cúcuta Deportivo, he joined América Cali in 2013. In 2014, he was signed by Chennaiyin for the inaugural Indian Super League season, after which he joined Corinthians, being loaned back for the second installment of the ISL. He won the Golden Boot that season, helping Chennaiyin win the ISL.

Stiven mendoza goals skills assists 2015


Stiven Mendoza John Stiven Mendoza Valencia Forward Chennaiyin FC

Born in Palmira, Valle del Cauca, Mendoza began his career at Envigado, making his debut in the Categoría Primera A on 8 August 2010, playing the full 90 minutes in a 0–1 home defeat to Atlético Huila. He made six appearances that season, and three in the following campaign, in addition to a further three in the 2011 Copa Colombia. After loans at América Cali and Cúcuta Deportivo, Mendoza signed a two-year contract at Deportivo Cali, the club who he supports, on 18 July 2013.

Chennaiyin FC

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On 1 October 2014, Mendoza signed for Chennaiyin of the newly founded Indian Super League. He made his debut for the team, managed by Marco Materazzi, two weeks later in a 2–1 away win over FC Goa, replacing marquee player Elano for the final 23 minutes. On 28 October, he scored his first goals in the league, a first-half brace in a 5–1 rout of Mumbai City at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. He added a third on 11 November, equalising for a 1–1 draw at FC Pune City, and a fourth eight days later in a 3–1 win over the same opponents. He finished the season with four goals from nine games as Chennaiyin won the regular season, but was absent through injury as they were eliminated in the semi-finals of the 2014 Indian Super League finals by Kerala Blasters.


On 19 December 2014, Mendoza returned to South America, joining Brazil's Sport Club Corinthians Paulista on a four-year deal. He made his debut on 8 February 2015 in the Paulista Derby against Palmeiras, starting in a 1–0 away win for the season's Campeonato Paulista. Seventeen days later, he scored his first goal for the Timão, opening a 2–0 win at Clube Atlético Linense, his only goal in seven regular season appearances. On 19 April, in the knock-out stages, he scored in the 2–2 home semi-final draw against Palmeiras, which his team lost in a penalty shootout.

Mendoza made his Campeonato Brasileiro Série A debut in the first game of the 2015 season, replacing Malcom at the end of a 1–0 win at Cruzeiro on 10 May. He scored once in ten appearances over the campaign, a consolation in a 3–1 loss at Grêmio on 4 June. Corinthians finished the season as national champions.

Loan to Chennaiyin

On 31 August 2015, Mendoza was loaned back to Chennaiyin for the 2015 season. In their opening game, away to FC Goa, he scored a hat-trick in a 4–0 victory, and five days later he scored both goals in a win over Mumbai City. His sixth goal of the campaign came on 24 October, assisted by Elano in a 2–1 home triumph over Pune City. On 21 November, he recorded his second hat-trick of the campaign, in a 4–1 win over Kerala Blasters, and three days later he opened the scoring in a 4–0 home win over Delhi Dynamos with his tenth goal of the season. Menodza scored his eleventh of the season on 1 December, beginning a 3–0 win over Mumbai which ended their chances of the play-offs.

On 12 December, in the first leg of the semi-finals, Mendoza concluded a 3–0 home win over reigning champions Atlético de Kolkata (4–2 aggregate). In the final at Goa eight days later, he won two penalty kicks; Bruno Pelissari took the first, which was blocked by Laxmikant Kattimani but he scored the rebound, however Mendoza took the second and had it saved. Losing 1–2 with three minutes remaining, Mendoza scored an added-time winner as his team won 3–2. Mendoza was named the Hero of the League and also won the Golden Boot with 13 goals, two more than second-placed Iain Hume.

Loan to New York City

On 8 March 2016, Mendoza moved to the third continent of his career, signing a season-long loan at New York City FC of Major League Soccer. He made his debut five days later, playing the final 23 minutes in place of Tony Taylor in a 2–2 draw against Toronto FC at the Yankee Stadium. On 30 April, his eighth game, he scored his first goal for the team to decide a 3–2 home victory within five minutes of replacing Khiry Shelton.

International career

Mendoza represented Colombia at the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Nigeria and the 2011 South American U-20 Championship in Peru.


As of 1 November 2016


  • Campeonato Brasileiro Série A: 2015
  • Chennaiyin
  • Indian Super League: 2015
  • Individual

  • Indian Super League Hero of the League: 2015
  • Indian Super League Golden Boot: 2015
  • References

    Stiven Mendoza Wikipedia