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Vitamina Sánchez

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.

Pablo "Vitamina" Sánchez
Everton - Unión Española, 2018-04-28 - Pablo Sánchez - 02.jpg
Sánchez in 2018
Personal information
Full name Pablo Andrés Sánchez Spucches
Date of birth (1973-01-03) 3 January 1973 (age 46)
Place of birth Rosario, Argentina
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Everton Viña del Mar (coach)
Youth career
Rosario Central
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1996 Rosario Central 85 (15)
1996–1998 Feyenoord 51 (20)
1998Alavés (loan) 18 (1)
1999 Harelbeke 1 (0)
1999–2000 Gimnasia La Plata 17 (3)
2000–2005 Rosario Central 81 (2)
2005 Quilmes 9 (0)
Total 262 (41)
Teams managed
2007 Banfield
2008 Rosario Central
2009 Oriente Petrolero
2013–2014 Universidad Concepción
2015 O'Higgins
2016–2018 Everton Viña del Mar
2018– Deportes Iquique
* 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.

Playing careerEdit

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.

Managerial careerEdit

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.[1]

In February 2009, Sánchez agreed to take charge of Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano club Oriente Petrolero,[2] being relieved of his duties in early October of that year.[3] On 5 December 2012 he moved countries again, being appointed at C.D. Universidad de Concepción in Chile.[4]


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