Carlos Sánchez García
Sánchez before a game with Castellón in 2010
|Full name||Carlos Sánchez García|
|Date of birth||19 January 1978|
|Place of birth||Madrid, Spain|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|1999–2000||Real Madrid C|
|2000–2003||Real Madrid B||97||(0)|
|2004–2005||→ Poli Ejido (loan)||5||(0)|
|2005–2006||→ Almería (loan)||3||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
A graduate of local CD Leganés' youth system, Sánchez signed with La Liga giants Real Madrid in 1999, being first-choice for both its B and C-sides. Benefitting from forced absences to Iker Casillas and César Sánchez he appeared once for the first team, a 1–1 away draw against RCD Mallorca on 23 December 2001.
Nothing more than a third-string player for the club, Sánchez would be loaned from 2004 to 2006, spending two seasons in the second division, with Polideportivo Ejido and UD Almería, both in Andalusia, where he also featured very rarely.
However, for the 2006–07 campaign, already a free agent, Sánchez joined another team in that level, CD Castellón, and was an undisputed starter in his second year as the side finished fifth. He was also awarded the Ricardo Zamora Trophy for the category, after only 27 goals conceded in 33 games.
- Sin liderato (No first place); Mundo Deportivo, 24 December 2001 (in Spanish)
- Los premios MARCA, fiesta del fútbol español (The MARCA awards, a celebration of Spanish football); Marca, 6 October 2008 (in Spanish)