Sanchís in 1966
|Full name||Manuel Sanchís Martínez|
|Date of birth||26 March 1938|
|Place of birth||Alberic, Spain|
|Date of death||28 October 2017(aged 79)|
|Place of death||Madrid, Spain|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|* 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), 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.
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).
|1.||15 July 1966||Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield, England||Switzerland||1–1||2–1||1966 FIFA World Cup|
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.
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. 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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