Manuel Sanchís Hontiyuelo
|Full name||Manuel Sanchís Hontiyuelo|
|Date of birth||23 May 1965|
|Place of birth||Madrid, Spain|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
A part of the famous Quinta del Buitre which stemmed from the Real Madrid youth ranks, he was the only of its five members to play his entire career for the capital side. His father, Manuel Sanchís Martínez, also played for Real Madrid, and both were Spanish internationals.
A product of Real Madrid's prolific youth system, Madrid-born Sanchís made his debut with the first team on 4 December 1983, scoring the game's only goal at Real Murcia and finishing his debut season with a further 17 appearances (and two goals) for the main squad.
During the following 15 years Sanchís only appeared in less than 30 matches in two, and was instrumental in the Merengues' several conquests, including six La Liga championships, two UEFA Champions League and two UEFA Cups. In the 1999–2000 campaign he featured sparingly, but still helped to the club's eighth European Cup, playing 11 minutes in the final against fellow Spanish side Valencia CF in a 3–0 win.
Sanchís retired in 2001 at the age of 36, having appeared in 710 overall games for his only club – 523 of those in the league – while also captaining it during 13 years.
After excelling with the under-21s, with which he won the 1986 UEFA European Championship, Sanchís made his senior debut that same year, on 12 November, in a UEFA Euro 1988 qualifier against Romania (1–0 win).
- UEFA Champions League: 1997–98, 1999–2000
- UEFA Cup: 1984–85, 1985–86
- La Liga: 1985–86, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1994–95, 1996–97, 2000–01
- Copa del Rey: 1988–89, 1992–93
- Supercopa de España: 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1997
- Intercontinental Cup: 1998
- Copa de la Liga: 1984–85
- Copa Iberoamericana: 1994
- UEFA Super Cup: Runner-up 1998, 2000
- Don Balón Award – Spanish Footballer of the Year: 1989–90
- Sanchis: el último de la Quinta (Sanchís: last one from La Quinta); at Real Madrid Fans (Spanish)
- "Real Madrid CF – All the players in European Cups". RSSSF. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
- ¡¡¡Campeones!!! (Champions!!!); El Mundo Deportivo, 30 October 1986 (Spanish)
- BDFutbol profile
- National team data (Spanish)
- Real Madrid biography
- Manuel Sanchís at National-Football-Teams.com
- Manuel Sanchís – FIFA competition record
|Real Madrid captain