|Full name||Víctor Sánchez del Amo|
|Date of birth||23 February 1976|
|Place of birth||Madrid, Spain|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Current club||Olympiacos (assistant)|
|1994–1995||Real Madrid C||17||(3)|
|1995–1996||Real Madrid B||37||(1)|
|1999–2006||Deportivo La Coruña||210||(30)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
His crossing ability is among the qualities which brought him international recognition with Spain, and especially Deportivo de La Coruña. He started his career with Real Madrid, and went on to win a total of seven major titles between the two clubs combined.
Over the course of 11 seasons, Víctor amassed La Liga totals of 310 games and 49 goals.
Almost never a starter during his spell with the capital outfit, Víctor did appear in 36 La Liga games in 1996–97 (25 starts, five goals) as the Fabio Capello-led side won the national championship, and would play a relative role in Madrid's conquest of the following season's UEFA Champions League.
For 1998–99 Víctor, facing stiff competition, had to leave his hometown club, his first post-R.Madrid port of call being Racing de Santander, where he scored 12 top division goals to earn a move to Deportivo de La Coruña. In the 1999–2000 season he missed just one league match as Deportivo won the league – its first – netting four goals.
It was as creator rather than scorer, however, that Víctor impressed in the 2001–02 Champions League, a season which saw the Galicians win the Spanish Cup. He helped Depor to a third-place finish in 2002–03 with four goals in 30 games, while also chipping in with a couple in the Champions League, prior to the club's second group stage elimination.
In the 2003–04 season Víctor enjoyed his best return in front of goal, scoring seven in 31 appearances, including a 3 January 2004 hat-trick at neighbours Celta de Vigo (5–0 success), as Deportivo finished third behind Valencia CF and FC Barcelona. He failed to find the net, though, in a Champions League campaign which concluded with a semi-final loss to F.C. Porto; in his last year the club would finish eighth in the league and the player was not offered a new contract, a decision helped by the fact he had recently been injured.
On 3 August 2006, Víctor signed a two-year contract with Greek league giants Panathinaikos FC for about €1.5 million per year, being one of the most reputed transfers in Greece that season. However, he appeared sparingly throughout the season and, in October 2007, returned to Spain, signing a one-year deal with second division club Elche CF – he spent the first months of the new season training on his own.
At the end of the season Víctor renewed his link for a further campaign, only to back down immediately on his original decision, leaving the Alicante province side in July 2008. He retired at the age of 32, with more than 500 official games to his credit.
- Real Madrid
- Spain U21
- "The memories of Victor". Deportivo de La Coruña fansite. 12 November 2011. Retrieved 13 November 2011.
- "Víctor wins Panathinaikos deal". UEFA.com. 7 August 2006. Retrieved 22 February 2008.
- "El Elche renueva por una campaña a Víctor Sánchez" [Elche renews Víctor Sánchez for one season] (in Spanish). Las Provincias. 8 July 2008. Retrieved 8 April 2009.
- BDFutbol profile
- National team data
- Deportivo archives
- Víctor Sánchez at National-Football-Teams.com
- Víctor Sánchez – FIFA competition record