|Full name||Manuel Sánchez Delgado|
|Date of birth||17 January 1965|
|Place of birth||Cáceres, Spain|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born in Cáceres, Extremadura, Manolo grew up in the ranks of local CP Cacereño, making his senior debut with the club at the age of 17. After two years with CE Sabadell FC, the last in the second division, he moved to Real Murcia in the same level, helping it promote to La Liga in his first season then scoring 11 goals in 36 appearances in the following campaign, with the team retaining their top flight status.
In summer 1988, Manolo signed with Atlético Madrid, where he knew his most successful years, forming a formidable attacking partnership with Paulo Futre. With countless assists from the Portuguese, he was crowned top scorer in 1991–92 with 27 goals, adding that season's – and the previous – Copa del Rey trophies.
Manolo retired from the game in 1997, after two seasons with CP Mérida (one in the second tier) where he failed to appear in any matches due to a serious tibia injury, as he was just four goals shy of 100 in the Spanish top flight. He started coaching in 2007, first with Galáctico Pegaso, going on to spend several years in the lower leagues.
Manolo made his debut for Spain immediately after having been bought by Atlético Madrid, appearing and scoring against Republic of Ireland on 16 November 1988 for the 1990 FIFA World Cup qualification stages. He went on to total 28 caps and nine goals, representing the nation in the finals in Italy where he only appeared in the first group stage game against Uruguay (0–0).
|1.||16 November 1988||Benito Villamarín, Seville, Spain||Republic of Ireland||1–0||2–0||1990 World Cup qualification|
|2.||8 February 1989||Windsor Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland||Northern Ireland||0–2||0–2||1990 World Cup qualification|
|3.||23 March 1989||Benito Villamarín, Seville, Spain||Malta||3–0||4–0||1990 World Cup qualification|
|4.||23 March 1989||Benito Villamarín, Seville, Spain||Malta||4–0||4–0||1990 World Cup qualification|
|5.||15 November 1989||Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville, Spain||Hungary||1–0||4–0||1990 World Cup qualification|
|6.||21 February 1990||Rico Pérez, Alicante, Spain||Czechoslovakia||1–0||1–0||Friendly|
|7.||28 March 1990||La Rosaleda, Málaga, Spain||Austria||1–0||2–3||Friendly|
|8.||27 March 1991||El Sardinero, Santander, Spain||Hungary||1–1||2–4||Friendly|
|9.||4 September 1991||Carlos Tartiere, Oviedo, Spain||Uruguay||2–0||2–1||Friendly|
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- "¡Muchas gracias, "Príncipe"!" [Thanks a lot, "Prince"!]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 14 June 2010. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
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