Richard Sánchez

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Richard Sánchez
Personal information
Full name Richard Sánchez
Date of birth (1994-04-05) 5 April 1994 (age 20)
Place of birth Mission Hills, California, United States
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Tigres UANL
Number 32
Youth career
Texas FC
2008–2009 Atlético Madrid
2009–2011 FC Dallas
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 FC Dallas 0 (0)
2013 Fort Lauderdale Strikers (loan) 14 (0)
2014– Tigres UANL 0 (0)
2014 FC Dallas (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2011 Mexico U17 7 (0)
2013 Mexico U20 12 (0)
2014– Mexico U21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 October 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 October 2014

Richard Sánchez (born April 5, 1994) is a Mexican footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Tigres UANL of the Liga MX.



Born Mission Hills, California, Sánchez moved to Dallas, Texas and started playing with Texas Football Club before joining the Atlético Madrid in Spain.[1] In 2009, Sánchez moved back to Dallas and signed with the FC Dallas Academy.[1]

FC Dallas[edit]

On February 18, 2011 it was announced that Sánchez had signed a professional contract with FC Dallas on Major League Soccer, becoming their sixth homegrown player.[1] On November 7, 2012, after spending time with the Dallas reserve team, Sánchez signed an extension to his contract, lasting till 2015.[2]

Fort Lauderdale Strikers (loan)[edit]

On July 23, 2013 it was announced that Sánchez would go on loan to the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the North American Soccer League for the remainder of the season.[3] On 3 August 2013 Sánchez made his professional debut for the Strikers against the New York Cosmos.[4] Sanchez started all 14 games in goal for the Strikers in the Fall season, keeping three clean sheets.

Tigres UANL[edit]

On June 24, 2014, it was announced that Sánchez was transferred to Tigres UANL. He made his debut coming in as a substitute in a friendly against San Antonio Scorpions.

FC Dallas[edit]

Soon after joining Tigres, Sánchez was loaned back to FC Dallas.

Tigres UANL[edit]

Sánchez returned to Tigres UANL in September 12, 2014.


Richard became a key figure for Mexico in the 2011 FIFA Under-17 World Cup. He became first choice goalkeeper under coach Raul Gutierrez playing all 7 games. He would eventually make history along with his teammates becoming the first nation to win the tournament on home soil. He would later on play with the under 20 as first choice goalkeeper playing in the 2013 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Turkey.


Champion : 2011
Champion : 2013

Career statistics[edit]

As of 2 November 2013[5]
Club Season League MLS Cup US Open Cup CONCACAF Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Fort Lauderdale Strikers (loan) 2013 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Career total 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0


  1. ^ a b c "FC Dallas signs goalkeeper Richard Sanchez". FC Dallas. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "FC Dallas extends Richard Sanchez through 2015". FC Dallas. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "FC Dallas loans Richard Sanchez to NASL’s Fort Lauderdale Strikers". FC Dallas. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Strikers starters". Strikers. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  5. ^ Richard Sánchez profile at Soccerway