Manuel Sanchís Martínez

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
Place of birth Alberic, Spain
Date of death 28 October 2017(2017-10-28) (aged 79)
Place of death Madrid, 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
1987 Daimiel
1988–1989 Don Benito
1991–1992 Alzira
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Manuel Sanchís Martínez (26 March 1938 – 28 October 2017) was a Spanish footballer who played as a defender.

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 career[]

Sanchís was born in Alberic, 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-60s that won four La Liga championships in five years, with the addition of the 1965–66 ion of the European Cup (in this competition, he appeared 35 times for the club[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 goals[]

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[4]

Coaching career[]

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.[5]

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.


Sanchís died on 28 October 2017 in Madrid at the age of 79, from pulmonary embolism.[6][7]


Real Madrid[6]


  1. ^ Los Busquets hacen historia (The Busquets make history); Mundo Deportivo, 29 May 2009 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Manuel Sanchís Martínez – Matches in European Cups; at RSSSF
  3. ^ a b Real Madrid Fans biography (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Casado, Edu (3 June 2018). "Una España sin pegada empata ante Suiza a 12 días del Mundial" [Punchless Spain draw against Switzerland 12 days from the World Cup] (in Spanish). 20 minutos. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  5. ^ Sanchís, seleccionador de Guinea Ecuatorial (Sanchís, Equatorial Guinea manager); El País, 3 January 1980 (in Spanish)
  6. ^ a b "Jugó en el Real Madrid entre 1964 y 1971 y ganó una Copa de Europa, cuatro Ligas y una Copa de España" [He played for Real Madrid between 1964 and 1971 and won a European Cup, four Leagues and a Spanish Cup] (in Spanish). Real Madrid C.F. 28 October 2017. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Fallece Manuel Sanchís, leyenda del Real Madrid y padre del excapitán Manolo Sanchís" [Manuel Sanchís dies, legend of Real Madrid and father of former captain Manolo Sanchís] (in Spanish). Eurosport. 28 October 2017. Retrieved 28 October 2017.

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