|Full name||Manuel Sánchez Delgado|
|Date of birth||17 January 1965|
|Place of birth||Cáceres, Spain|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Cáceres, Extremadura, Manolo grew up in the ranks of local CP Cacereño, making his senior debuts with the club at the age of 17. After two years with CE Sabadell FC, the last in the second division, he moved to Real Murcia in the same level, helping it promote to La Liga in his first season then scoring 12 goals in 36 games in the following campaign, with the team retaining its top flight status.
In the 1988 summer Manolo joined Atlético Madrid, where he knew his most successful years, forming a formidable offensive partnership with Paulo Futre. With countless assists from the Portuguese, he was crowned top scorer in 1991–92 with 27 goals, adding that season's – and the previous– Copa del Rey trophy.
Manolo retired from the game in 1997, after two seasons with CP Mérida (one in the second level) where he failed to appear in any matches due to a serious tibia injury, as he was just three goals shy of 100 in the Spanish top level. In 2007 he started coaching, first with Galáctico Pegaso, going on to spend several seasons in the lower leagues.
Manolo made his debut for Spain immediately after having been bought by the Colchoneros, appearing and scoring against Republic of Ireland on 16 November 1988 for the 1990 FIFA World Cup qualification stages.
|1.||16 November 1988||Benito Villamarín, Seville, Spain||Republic of Ireland||1–0||2–0||1990 World Cup qualification|
|2.||8 February 1989||Windsor Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland||Northern Ireland||0–2||0–2||1990 World Cup qualification|
|3.||23 March 1989||Benito Villamarín, Seville, Spain||Malta||3–0||4–0||1990 World Cup qualification|
|4.||23 March 1989||Benito Villamarín, Seville, Spain||Malta||4–0||4–0||1990 World Cup qualification|
|5.||15 November 1989||Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville, Spain||Hungary||1–0||4–0||1990 World Cup qualification|
|6.||21 February 1990||Rico Pérez, Alicante, Spain||Czechoslovakia||1–0||1–0||Friendly|
|7.||28 March 1990||La Rosaleda, Málaga, Spain||Austria||1–0||2–3||Friendly|
|8.||27 March 1991||El Sardinero, Santander, Spain||Hungary||1–1||2–4||Friendly|
|9.||4 September 1991||Carlos Tartiere, Oviedo, Spain||Uruguay||2–0||2–1||Friendly|
- Atlético Madrid
- "El Mallorca, finalista elemplar" [Mallorca, the perfect finalist] (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 30 June 1991. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
- "2–0: La selección española encandiló al público y terminó entre olés" [2–0: Spanish team dazzled audience and finished with olés] (in Spanish). ABC. 17 November 1988. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
- "¡Muchas gracias, “Príncipe”!" [Thanks a lot, “Prince”!] (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 14 June 2010. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
- BDFutbol profile
- National team data (Spanish)
- Futbolme profile (Spanish)
- Manolo at National-Football-Teams.com
- Manolo – FIFA competition record