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Manuel Sanchís Martínez (born 26 March 1938) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a defender.

Manuel Sanchís
Manuel Sanchís Martínez 1966.jpg
Sanchís in 1966
Personal information
Full name Manuel Sanchís Martínez
Date of birth (1938-03-26) 26 March 1938 (age 79)
Place of birth Alberique, Spain
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1955–1961 Condal 113 (7)
1961–1964 Valladolid 87 (3)
1965–1971 Real Madrid 143 (1)
1971–1972 Córdoba 14 (0)
Total 357 (11)
National team
1965–1967 Spain 11 (1)
Teams managed
1977–1978 Tenerife
1980 Equatorial Guinea
1991–1992 Alzira
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Like his son, Manuel, he represented Real Madrid and Spain. They were one of only three father/son pairs to have won the European Cup/Champions League (the others being Cesare and Paolo Maldini and Carles and Sergio Busquets),[1] and he played in 213 La Liga games over the course of ten seasons.

An international during nearly two years, Sanchís appeared with the national team at the 1966 World Cup.


Playing careerEdit

Sanchís was born in Alberique, Valencia. During his career he represented CD Condal, Real Valladolid, Real Madrid and Córdoba CF, and he was a member of the successful Madrid sides in the mid-60's that won four La Liga championships in five years, with the addition of the 1965–66 edition of the European Cup (in this competition, he appeared 35 times for the Merengues[2]).

Sanchís earned 11 caps for Spain, and represented the nation at the 1966 FIFA World Cup. During the group stages, he scored a rare goal in a 2–1 win against Switzerland.[3]

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list. Spain's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 15 July 1966 Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield, England    Switzerland 1–1 2–1 1966 FIFA World Cup

Managerial careerEdit

After retiring, Sanchís started working as a coach. After beginning with Real Madrid's youths, he also managed CD Tenerife in the second division before taking the reins of the Equatorial Guinea national team.[4]

As the nation was immersed in a situation that would lead to the coup d'état against Francisco Macías Nguema, the sporting facilities in the country suffered from a deep lack of investment, and Sanchís eventually left his post and returned to his country.[3] He subsequently was in charge of lowly AD Parla, Daimiel CF and CD Don Benito, mainly in the Community of Madrid.



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