John Stiven Mendoza Valencia
John Steven Mendoza Valencia
Santos' Steven Mendoza has appeared in the majority of the side's Serie A games in 2023, making 17 appearances overall and accumulating 1,386 minutes of playing time. He has started in all 17 of these appearances across their 24 fixtures. Mendoza last featured in a Serie A game on September 14, playing 71 minutes for Santos versus Cruzeiro in a 3-0 defeat. In total, he has netted five Serie A goals this term, making him the team's second-top league scorer, and chipped in with two assists. He has amassed four yellow cards.Mendoza last scored in the league with a brace in the 4-3 win against Goiás on July 9, netting in the 46th and 94th minute. He opened his account for the campaign against América Mineiro on April 29, scoring during a 3-2 victory. Santos, who have 21 points are in 17th place in the table, entertain Vasco da Gama on October 1 the next time they are in Serie A action.Mendoza played two Cearense 1 games last season for Ceará and scored one goal. Mendoza switched to Santos in December 2022 from Ceará, for whom he made 78 league appearances in total, scoring 16 goals and providing three assists.