Edouard Mendy's height, net worth, salary, age, awards, bio

Edouard Mendy's height, net worth, salary, age, awards, bio

Helix Odhiambo
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:00 PM

Edouard Mendy is a professional goalkeeper who plays for Chelsea and Senegal's national football team. He is one of the high rated shot stoppers in the current generation. So, what makes him one of the best goalkeeper? Is Edouard Mendy's height deal for his position? Find out more right here.

Edouard Mendy's height
Chelsea's E. Mendy during their Premier League match against Brentford at Stamford Bridge on 2 April 2022 in London, United Kingdom. Photo: Jacques Feeney
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What is Edouard Mendy's age? The Senegalese goalkeeper was born on 1 March 1992 in Montivilliers, Northern France. He is currently 30 years old. Edouard Mendy's nationality is French and Senegalese, but he chose to represent the African nation.

Profile summary

  • Full name: Edouard Osoque Mendy
  • Nickname: Tall Doorkeeper
  • Date of birth: 1 March 1992
  • Birthplace: Montivilliers, France
  • Age: 30 (as of April 2022)
  • Height: 1.93m
  • Weight: 93 kg
  • Profession: Footballer
  • Position: Goalkeeper
  • Teams: Chelsea, Senegal National team
  • Jersey number: 16
  • Facebook: @Edouard-Mendy
  • Instgram: edou_mendy
  • Net worth: $40 million
  • Market value: $24.5 million


The Chelsea goalkeeper spent his early life in France alongside his siblings. His late father came from Guinea-Bissau, while his mother is of Senegalese descent. Although there are no details about Mendy's brothers, he has a cousin called Ferland Mendy, who plays for Real Madrid.

Is Benjamin Mendy related to Edouard Mendy?
Chelsea's Edouard (L) and Benjamin Mendy of Man City are not related like a family. Photo: Chris Brunskill, Visionhaus (modified by author)
Source: UGC

Benjamin is a French defender who plays for Manchester City and France national team. He was born on 17 July 1994 in Longjumeau, France. Although Benjamin and Edouard share the same surname and profession, they are not related by blood.

Edouard's early career

The Tall Doorkeeper developed an interest in soccer during his childhood. As a result, his parents supported him by helping him join Le Havre AC youth academy at the age of 13. However, due to a lack of playing time, he left to join CS Municipaux Le Havre from 2006 to 2011.

Professional career

The 30-year-old goalkeeper kickstarted his professional career with AS Cherbourg before moving to Marseille, Reims, Rennes, and Chelsea. He is also a vital member of the Senegal national team. Here is a breakdown of his career.

AS Cherbourg

Edouard signed with the French third-tier side, Cherbourg, in 2011. He stayed with the club for three years before being released in 2014. The Chelsea shot-stopper stayed without a club for one year and started looking for jobs outside football to help him earn a living.


Edouard Mendy's photos
Marseille's Edouard celebrates a victory over Reims in a French L1 football match on 2 February 2019 at the Auguste Delaune Stadium. Photo: Francois Nascimbeni
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In 2015, the goalkeeper got a lifeline after signing for Marseille as their fourth choice goalkeeper. However, he could not make it to the senior team and settled for a backup role in Marseille's reserve team. As a result, he only spent one season at the club before joining Reims.


He joined Reims during the 2016-17 Ligue 2 season and debuted against Amiens. He came on as a substitute after Johann Carrasso was sent off in the early minutes. After that, the Senegalese started getting more minutes and proved his talent with a couple of clean sheets.

He helped Reims win the 2017-18 Ligue 2 title and secure promotion to Ligue 1, thanks to his 18 clean sheets in 34 appearances. The club finished eighth in the 2018-19 league 1 season, with Edouard keeping fourteen clean sheets.


The 30-year-old signed a 4-year-contract with Rennes 2019 for around $4.3 million to replace Tomáš Koubek. Edouard Mendy's clean sheets (9 in 24 games) helped the club finish third during the 2019-20 season.


Edouard Mendy's contract
The Senegalese goalkeeper holds a shirt as Chelsea's shot-stopper during his presentation. Photo: @edou_mendy
Source: Instagram

The Blues bought the player in September 2020 for $23.7 million to compete with Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero. The Senegalese made his debut in a Carabao Cup tie at Tottenham Hotspurs, where he made impressive saves and received a lot of praise.

He dethroned Kepa and became the first goalkeeper in Premier League to keep a clean sheet in their first three matches since Petr Čech in 2004. Currently, he is the only African goalkeeper in the league and the first since Carl Ikeme played for Wolves in the 2011-12 season.

Edouard Mendy's awards
Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard celebrates with the UEFA Champions League trophy after beating Manchester City in the final at Estadio do Dragao on 29 May 2021 in Porto, Portugal. Photo: Simon Stacpoole
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Edouard has won the Champions League (2020-21), UEFA Super Cup (2021-22), and the FIFA Club World Cup (2022) with the Blues. Meanwhile, Edouard Mendy's contract with Chelsea will expire on 30 June 2025.

Who is taller between Kepa and Mendy?

The Senegalese star is taller than his Spanish teammate. Kepa stands at 1.89m tall, while Edouard Mendy's height is a staggering 1.93m.

International career

Edouard Mendy's clean sheets
Senegal's goalkeeper Edouard poses with the goalkeeper of the tournament award after winning the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations at Stade d'Olembe in Yaounde on 6 February 2022. Photo: Tribouillard
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The 30-year-old first played for Guinea-Bissau in a friendly match to honour his ailing father. However, he later switched his allegiance to Senegal. His debut for the Teranga Lions came in a 1-0 victory over Equatorial Guinea on 18 November 2018.

He represented Senegal in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations but was ruled out due to injury after playing only two games. Nevertheless, he was the hero as his nation lifted the 2021 Afcon for the first time. He only conceded two goals in the continental showpiece.

Edouard Mendy's awards

The Senegalese international has established himself among the best goalkeepers in the world. He has proved his talent for both club and country, receiving massive praise across the globe. Here is a list of his top awards.

  • Best FIFA Goalkeeper (2022)
  • Champions League best goalkeeper of the season (2020/21)
  • Champions League squad of the season (2020/21)
  • Ghana Football Awards Best African international (2020/21)
  • AFCON best goalkeeper (2021)

Social media presence

Like many famous footballers, the Tall Doorkeeper is also active on social media, interacting with his fans. Edouard Mendy's Instagram has over 2.2 million followers, while on Facebook, he boasts 3.4 million followers. You can also access the latest Edouard Mendy photos on his social media platform.

Edouard Mendy's salary

Edouard Mendy's salary
The Chelsea goalkeeper celebrates his 30th birthday. Photo: @Edouard-Mendy
Source: Facebook

The 30-year-old takes home around $56,000 as a Chelsea goalkeeper in a week. However, this makes him among the lowest-paid players in the club. Edouard Mendy's net worth is $40 million as of 2022.

Edouard Mendy FIFA 22

The Senegalese goalie is not an ordinary shot-stopper but one of the best. He has an overall FIFA 22 rating of 86 with a potential of 87.

Who is Edouard Mendy's wife?

The Chelsea goalie is married but has always kept his relationship life private. However, his wife, Belinda, has occasionally come out to support and defend his husband.

Edouard Mendy's height is one of the critical things that make him a better goalkeeper. In addition, he has a sharp vision and agility that enable him to stop long shots and a couple of deflections. The Blues and millions of fans worldwide are hoping to see their star man extend his contract with the club.

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