Carlos Sánchez (Uruguayan footballer)
Carlos Andrés Sánchez Arcosa (born 2 December 1984) is a Uruguayan footballer who plays for Brazilian club Santos FC and the Uruguay national team. Mainly an attacking midfielder, he can also play as a right winger. Sánchez is often nicknamed as "Pato" ("Duck") in his native country Uruguay.
Sánchez at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
|Full name||Carlos Andrés Sánchez Arcosa|
|Date of birth||2 December 1984|
|Place of birth||Montevideo, Uruguay|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|2013–2014||→ Puebla (loan)||26||(7)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 November 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 June 2018
Born in Montevideo, Sánchez finished his formation with hometown club Liverpool. He made his first team debut in 2003, and went on to play several seasons for the side in the Uruguayan Primera División.
On 31 December 2009, Sánchez signed a two-year contract with Argentine Primera División side Godoy Cruz. He made his debut for the club the following 13 February, coming on as a second-half substitute for Leandro Torres in a 0–0 away draw against Huracán.
Sánchez scored his first goal for Godoy Cruz on 3 March 2010, netting the winner in a 2–1 home defeat of Lanús. He became an undisputed starter for the side during the 2010–11 season, contributing with four goals in 33 appearances.
On 20 July 2011, Sánchez and Godoy Cruz teammate Martín Aguirre joined River Plate for a fee of US$ 2.9 million. River retained 50% of his federative rights. He made his debut for the club on 17 August by playing the full 90 minutes in a 1–0 Primera B Nacional home win against Chacarita Juniors, and scored his first goal three days later by netting the last in a 3–1 away defeat of Independiente Rivadavia.
Bought outright in 2012, Sánchez was an undisputed starter for the Millonarios in the following campaigns, and scored a brace in a 5–0 home routing of former side Godoy Cruz on 7 October 2012. On 9 August 2013, he was loaned to Liga MX side Puebla, mainly to free up a foreign player registration.
Sánchez returned to River in June 2014, and renewed his contract until December 2016 on 9 July. He scored a double in a 3–0 home success over Defensa y Justicia on 28 August, and finished the year as champions of the Copa Sudamericana. During the 2015 campaign, he was a regular starter in the Copa Libertadores winning run, scoring in the second leg of the Final against Tigres UANL (3–0 aggregate win).
Sánchez also scored one goal in the 2015 Suruga Bank Championship, netting the opener in a 3–0 win against Gamba Osaka. On 31 December 2015, he was named the South American Footballer of the Year, beating Carlos Tevez and Miller Bolaños and becoming the first Uruguayan to win the award after Enzo Francescoli in 1995.
Sánchez made his Libertadores debut for Peixe on 21 August 2018, starting in a 0–0 away draw against Independiente. He was, however, suspended for assaulting a ball boy during a Sudamericana match for River back in 2015, and Santos was given a 3–0 defeat; he was still declared free to play the second leg at the Pacaembu Stadium, which also ended in a 0–0 draw.
Sánchez scored his first goal for the Celestes on 28 March 2017, netting the opener in a 2–1 loss against Peru. In May of the following year, he was named in Uruguay’s provisional 26-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, being also included in the final list on 2 June.
Sánchez obtained Argentine citizenship in December 2014.
- As of 21 November 2019
|Liverpool Montevideo||2003||Primera División||1||0||0||0||—||—||1||0|
|Godoy Cruz||2009–10||Primera División||16||2||0||0||—||—||16||2|
|River Plate||2011–12||Primera B Nacional||34||4||0||0||—||—||34||4|
|Puebla (loan)||2013–14||Liga MX||27||6||0||0||—||—||27||6|
- Appearance(s) in Copa Sudamericana
- Appearance(s) in Copa Libertadores
- Fourteen appearances and four goals in Copa Libertadores, six appearances and three goals in Copa Sudamericana
- Two appearances and two goals in Recopa Sudamericana, one appearance and one goal in Suruga Bank Championship, one appearance in Supercopa Argentina, two appearances in FIFA Club World Cup
- Appearance(s) in CONCACAF Champions League
- Appearance(s) in Campeonato Paulista
- As of 30 June 2018
- Scores and results list Uruguay's goal tally first.
|1.||28 March 2017||Estadio Nacional de Lima, Lima, Peru||Peru||1–0||1–2||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
- River Plate
- Primera B Nacional: 2011–12
- Copa Sudamericana: 2014
- Recopa Sudamericana: 2015
- Copa Libertadores: 2015
- Suruga Bank Championship: 2015
- "Carlos Sánchez". River Plate - Official Site (Spanish).
- "Carlos Sánchez de Liverpool a Godoy Cruz" [Carlos Sánchez from Liverpool to Godoy Cruz] (in Spanish). LR21. 31 December 2009. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
- "River suma refuerzos: confirmadas las llegadas de Sánchez y Aguirre" [River add up players: confirmed the arrivals of Sánchez and Aguirre] (in Spanish). La Nación. 20 July 2011. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
- "River comprará el 100% del pase de Carlos Sánchez" [River will buy 100% of the rights of Carlos Sánchez] (in Spanish). Futbol.uy. 7 September 2011. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
- "Goleada de River a Godoy Cruz: le ganó por 5 a 0" [Routing of River over Godoy Cruz: defeat by 5–0] (in Spanish). El Tribuno. 7 October 2012. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
- "Carlos Sánchez se va de River con bronca: "Al menos esperaba el llamado de un dirigente"" [Carlos Sánchez leaves River with anger: "I hoped for at least a call from a board member"] (in Spanish). La Nación. 9 August 2013. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
- "Carlos Sánchez: "Ojalá no me vaya nunca más de River"" [Carlos Sánchez: "I hope I never leave River again"] (in Spanish). ESPN. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
- "Carlos Sánchez renovó con River argentino hasta 2016" [Carlos Sánchez renewed with Argentine River until 2016] (in Spanish). Tenfield. 9 July 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
- "River volvió a brillar y goleó a Defensa y Justicia en el Monumental" [River shine again and thrashed Defensa y Justicia at the Monumental] (in Spanish). Télam. 27 August 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
- "River Plate 3 Tigres UANL 0 (3-0 agg): Hosts win third Copa". Goal.com. 5 August 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
- "River goleó a Gamba Osaka en Japón y conquistó la Copa Suruga Bank" [River trashed Gamba Osaka in Japan an won the Suruga Bank Championship] (in Spanish). La Nación. 11 August 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
- "Carlos Sánchez es el nuevo "Rey de América"" [Carlos Sánchez is the new "Rey de América"] (in Spanish). D10. 31 December 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
- "Comunicado a nuestra Afición y Medios de Comunicación" [Announcement to our supporters and media press] (in Spanish). CF Monterrey. 14 November 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
- "Carlos Sánchez llegó a Monterrey" [Carlos Sánchez arrived at Monterrey] (in Spanish). Referí. 22 December 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
- "Santos anuncia a contratação de Carlos Sánchez" [Santos announce the signing of Carlos Sánchez] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 23 July 2018. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
- "Com um a menos e sem chutar a gol, Santos arranca empate na Argentina" [A man down and without finishing on goal, Santos get draw in Argentina] (in Portuguese). Lance!. 21 August 2018. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
- "Libertadores: Santos é punido com derrota por escalação de Sánchez" [Libertadores: Santos is punished with defeat due to lining up Sánchez] (in Portuguese). Veja. 28 August 2018. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
- "Conmebol decide que Santos pode escalar o 'suspenso' Carlos Sánchez" [Conmebol decides that Santos can line up the 'suspended' Sánchez] (in Portuguese). Folha de S. Paulo. 28 August 2018. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
- "A los 29 años, Carlos Sánchez finalmente debutó en la selección de Uruguay" [Aged 29, Carlos Sánchez finally debuted in Uruguay national team]. La Nación (in Spanish). 14 November 2014.
- "Uruguay confirm Copa América squad numbers as Rolán lands Suárez's No.9". Archived from the original on 12 June 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
- "Copa America Centenario: Uruguay names squad". CONMEBOL. 13 May 2016. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
- "Perú derrota a Uruguay y no pierde la ilusión" [Peru defeat Uruguay and do not lose the faith] (in Spanish). CONMEBOL. 29 March 2017. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
- "Dos 'mexicanos' en la lista de Uruguay para Rusia 2018" [Two 'Mexicans' in the list of Uruguay for Russia 2018] (in Spanish). ESPN Deportes. 15 May 2018. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
- "Plantel de Uruguay para Rusia 2018" [Squad of Uruguay for Russia 2018]. AUF.org.uy (in Spanish). Uruguayan Football Association. 2 June 2018. Archived from the original on 12 June 2018. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
- "El uruguayo Nicolás de la Cruz, hermano de Carlos Sánchez, ficha por River" [Uruguayan Nicolás de la Cruz, brother of Carlos Sánchez, signs for River] (in Spanish). EFE. 16 August 2017. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
- "Carlos Sánchez se nacionalizó argentino" [Carlos Sánchez was naturalized Argentine] (in Spanish). Goal.com. 17 December 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
- Carlos Sánchez at Soccerway. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
- "Carlos Sánchez". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.