Brais Méndez

Squad No. 23
Date of Birth January 7, 1997
Age 25
Height 184cm
Position Forward
Birthplace Mos
Previous Clubs Celta Vigo B

Brais Méndez Portela (born 7 January 1997) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for RC Celta de Vigo as an attacking midfielder.

Born in Mos, Pontevedra, Galicia, Méndez joined RC Celta de Vigo’s youth setup in 2012, from Villarreal CF. On 7 September 2014, he made his senior debut with the reserves, starting in a 1–0 Segunda División B away win against Real Murcia.

Méndez scored his first senior goal on 4 September 2016, netting his team’s second in a 3–1 victory at CD Palencia. The following 21 August, after spending the whole pre-season with the main squad, he renewed his contract until 2021.

On 21 September 2017, Méndez made his professional – and La Liga – debut, starting in a 1–1 home draw against Getafe CF. He scored his first goal in the competition on 31 March 2018, netting the equaliser in a 1–1 away draw to Athletic Bilbao.