Tiago Mendes has extended his contractual relationship with our club until 30 June, 2017. The Portuguese international midfielder reached an agreement with our entity to continue defending the red and white for another season.
Our '5' joined our club in the 2009/10 season, arriving from Juventus. Since then, he has become one of the key pillars of the team and the dressing room, having played 213 matches with the red and white shirt, in which he has scored 18 goals.
In his career as an Atlético, Tiago has managed to raise a Europa League (11/12), a King’s Cup (12/13), a League (13/14), a Spanish Super Cup (2014), and two European Super Cups (2010 and 2012).
The Portuguese international, who suffered a serious injury in his right leg this season, has recovered successfully and returned to the competition in the last match against Celta, where he was received with a thunderous ovation by the Vicente Calderón.
José Luis Pérez Caminero, the Sports Director of our entity, positively assessed the agreement reached by both parties: "His continuity is good news. He is a player who contributes lots of experience on and off the field of play, which makes him beloved by teammates and fans alike. His hierarchy is vital for our team and he is a key pillar of the group."