Efraín Sánchez

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Sánchez and the second or maternal family name is Casimiro.

Efraín Elías "El Caimán" Sánchez Casimiro (born 26 February 1926 in Barranquilla) is a former Colombian footballer who was a goalkeeper. He competed for the Colombian national football team at the 1962 FIFA World Cup which was held in Chile, and was played in San Lorenzo de Almagro, of Argentina, in 1948.


Sánchez played for Mexican side Club Atlas in 1959.[1]

After retiring as a player Sánchez went into management, taking charge of the Colombia national team on three occasions.


  1. ^ Carreño Suárez, Alfredo (September 2001). "Histórico Cápsulas" [Historical Capsules] (in Spanish). El Colombiano. 

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