Leonel Sánchez

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Leonel Sánchez
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Personal information
Full name Leonel Guillermo Sánchez Lineros
Date of birth (1936-04-25) April 25, 1936 (age 78)
Place of birth Santiago, Chile
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Left Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1953–1969 Universidad de Chile 411 (366)
1969–1970 Colo-Colo 31 (28)
1971–1972 Palestino 15 (10)
1972–1973 Ferroviarios 11 (7)
Total 469 (411)
National team
1955–1968 Chile 84 (23)
Teams managed
1985–1986 Universidad de Chile
1987 Universidad de Chile
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 April 2008.
† Appearances (Goals).
40 years after the Ballet Azul, Universidad de Chile supporters still idolize him

Leonel Guillermo Sánchez Lineros (born April 25, 1936 in Santiago de Chile) is a former professional football player.

Regarded as one of Chile's most important players, Sánchez holds the record for most games played for Chile with 84 games and 23 goals between 1955 and 1968.[1] Mundial scorer of 62 in Chile.

Career[edit]

Sanchez was the son of a professional boxer.[2]

He played at left midfield for over 20 years between 1953 and 1973. 17 of those 20 were for Universidad de Chile, where he was the icon of the Ballet Azul (Blue Ballet), a team that won 6 national championships between 1959 and 1969.

Four of his 23 international goals were at the 1962 World Cup, where he was the top scorer along with five other players. In that World Cup he also knocked out the Italian player Mario David with a hook in a dispute in the infamous Chile - Italy match.

Sánchez remained in Universidad de Chile, although he received numerous offers from well known European clubs such as AC Milan. In 1969, after a contract rule was settled, Universidad de Chile was forced to sell him. He finished his career playing for different Chilean clubs such as Colo-Colo, Palestino and Ferroviarios.[3]

Club statistics[edit]

Club performance[4] League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Chile League
1953 Universidad Chile Primera División 4 1
1954 5 3
1955 33 14
1956 22 10
1957 21 14
1958 25 9
1959 26 22
1960 23 10
1961 24 6
1962 32 19
1963 27 11
1964 24 5
1965 30 15
1966 19 8
1967 34 6
1968 27 6
1969 10 0
Country Chile 386 159
Total 386 159

National team statistics[edit]

Chile national team[5]
Year Apps Goals
1955 2 0
1956 9 2
1957 7 0
1958 0 0
1959 9 3
1960 10 2
1961 8 6
1962 7 4
1963 1 5
1964 2 0
1965 10 0
1966 12 0
1967 5 1
1968 2 0
Total 84 23

International goals[edit]

Sánchez – goals for Chile[6]
# Date Venue Opponent Result Competition
1. 24 January 1956 Montevideo, Uruguay  Brazil 4–1 1956 South American Championship
2. 9 February 1956 Montevideo, Uruguay  Peru 4–3 1956 South American Championship
3. 11 March 1959 Buenos Aires, Argentina  Paraguay 1–2 1959 South American Championship (Argentina)
4. 26 March 1959 Buenos Aires, Argentina  Bolivia 5–2 1959 South American Championship (Argentina)
5. 18 November 1959 Santiago, Chile  Argentina 4–2 Friendly match
6. 5 June 1960 Montevideo, Uruguay  Uruguay 2–2 Friendly match
7. 5 June 1960 Montevideo, Uruguay  Uruguay 2–2 Friendly match
8. 19 March 1961 Santiago, Chile  Peru 5–2 Friendly match
9. 19 March 1961 Santiago, Chile  Peru 5–2 Friendly match
10. 26 March 1961 Santiago, Chile  West Germany 3–1 Friendly match
11. 26 March 1961 Santiago, Chile  West Germany 3–1 Friendly match
12. 9 December 1961 Santiago, Chile  Hungary 5–1 Friendly match
13. 9 December 1961 Santiago, Chile  Hungary 5–1 Friendly match
14. 30 May 1962 Santiago, Chile   Switzerland 3–1 FIFA World Cup 1962
15. 30 May 1962 Santiago, Chile   Switzerland 3–1 FIFA World Cup 1962
16. 10 June 1962 Arica, Chile  Soviet Union 2–1 FIFA World Cup 1962
17. 13 June 1962 Santiago, Chile  Brazil 2–4 FIFA World Cup 1962
18. 16 May 1965 Montevideo, Uruguay  Uruguay 1–1 Copa Juan Pinto Durán
19. 21 July 1965 Santiago, Chile  Argentina 1–1 Copa Carlos Dittborn
20. 1 August 1965 Santiago, Chile  Colombia 7–2 1966 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONMEBOL – Group 2)
21. 22 August 1965 Santiago, Chile  Ecuador 3–1 1966 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONMEBOL – Group 2)
22. 12 October 1965 Lima, Perú  Ecuador 2–1 1966 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONMEBOL – Group 2)
23. 13 December 1967 Santiago, Chile  Hungary 4–5 Friendly match

Honors[edit]

Club[edit]

Season Team Title
1959 Chile Universidad de Chile Chilean League
1962 Chile Universidad de Chile Chilean League
1964 Chile Universidad de Chile Chilean League
1965 Chile Universidad de Chile Chilean League
1967 Chile Universidad de Chile Chilean League
1969 Chile Universidad de Chile Chilean League

Participation in the World Cup[edit]

World Seat Result Matches Goals
1962 FIFA World Cup Flag of Chile.svg Chile Third Place 6 4
1966 FIFA World Cup Flag of England.svg England 1º Round 3 0

Individual awards[edit]

Award Reason for the award
Golden Boot 1962 FIFA World Cup
Bronze Ball 1962 FIFA World Cup
All-Star Team 1962 FIFA World Cup
N°40 South America best Player of the Century IFFHS

References[edit]

Preceded by
Just Fontaine
FIFA World Cup Golden Shoe
1962
Shared with:
Dražan Jerković,
Garrincha, Vavá,
Valentin Ivanov and
Flórián Albert
Succeeded by
Eusébio