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Name Gaizka Mendieta
Gender Male
Ethnic Spanish
Job Spanish Footballer
Desc The midfield maestro could control games and decide them too, and was at the heart of the brilliant Valencia team which reached back-to-back Champions League finals in 2000 and 2001. He became one of the most expensive players of all time when he switched to Lazio, but he would never again reach the heights that made him a legend at the Mestalla

Affiliation

Org Spain National Team
Club as Player Middlesbrough

2011 11 27 Retrieve

[Former Middlesbrough midfielder Gaizka Mendieta on Gary Speed’s death] Shocked after hearing Gary Speed sad news!! I played a few times against him…Great player and great guy!My condolences to the family.#RIP

2019 05 04 Retrieve

When I moved there, a lot of people thought ‘What the hell?’ But I didn’t win any trophies at Lazio or Barcelona - I won one with Middlesbrough

2020 06 09 Retrieve

[Gaizka Mendieta has described James Rodriguez as a real player, but says the Real Madrid star hasn’t capitalised on his advantages since joining the club] James seems like a real player to me. I really enjoy watching him and I’d like to see him on the pitch more, but due to injury and other reasons he hasn’t been. A club like Real Madrid can’t give players advantages, but he’s had them given to him

In the short term it will be affected. But in the medium and long-term, I think it’ll return to the same [as before]. We’ll get used to it, adapt to the circumstances and people will return to the stadiums, when it’s safe to do so, with the same passion. What’s happening now will shape us as a society because it’s taught us about what are our priorities in life.