Pablo Andrés Sánchez Spucches (born 3 January 1973), nicknamed Vitamina, is an Argentine retired footballer who played as a midfielder, and is the current manager of Chilean club Everton de Viña del Mar.
Sánchez in 2018
|Full name||Pablo Andrés Sánchez Spucches|
|Date of birth||3 January 1973|
|Place of birth||Rosario, Argentina|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Everton Viña del Mar (coach)|
|1998||→ Alavés (loan)||18||(1)|
|1999–2000||Gimnasia La Plata||17||(3)|
|2016–2018||Everton Viña del Mar|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He spent his 13-year professional career in four countries. In 2007, he started working as a manager.
Born in Rosario, Santa Fe, Sánchez started playing for Rosario Central, before moving to Feyenoord in 1996. In arguably the best season of his career, he netted 16 Eredivisie goals in his first year, good enough for a final runner-up place for the Rotterdam team; later, he represented briefly Deportivo Alavés from Spain and Belgian side RC Harelbeke.
Sánchez returned home in 1999, first with Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata then with his favorite club Rosario. After eventually being told by coach Ángel Tulio Zof he was not needed, he signed with Quilmes Atlético Club, but he suffered a serious shoulder injury shortly after, having to retire from the sport at 32.
Sánchez began his coaching career at Club Atlético Banfield, helping the team avoid Primera División relegation. He also managed Rosario Central for nine games, until he was fired on 6 October 2008.
In February 2009, Sánchez agreed to take charge of Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano club Oriente Petrolero, being relieved of his duties in early October of that year. On 5 December 2012 he moved countries again, being appointed at C.D. Universidad de Concepción in Chile.
- "Yo no renuncié, me despidieron" ("I did not resign, I was fired") Archived 2008-10-07 at the Wayback Machine; TyC Sports, 6 October 2008 (in Spanish)
- "Vitamina" es el nuevo DT de Oriente ("Vitamina" is new Oriente Petrolero HC); Facetas Deportivas, February 2009 (in Spanish)
- Oriente Petrolero se quedó sin ‘Vitamina’ (Oriente Petrolero ran out of ‘Vitamina’) Archived 2009-10-06 at the Wayback Machine; El Deber, October 2009 (in Spanish)
- Pablo ‘Vitamina’ Sánchez es el nuevo entrenador de la Universidad de Concepción (Pablo ‘Vitamina’ Sánchez is the new manager of Universidad de Concepción); Soy Chile, 5 December 2012 (in Spanish)