Carlos Sánchez García

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Carlos Sánchez
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Sánchez before a game with Castellón in 2010
Personal information
Full name Carlos Sánchez García
Date of birth (1978-01-19) 19 January 1978 (age 39)
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1999 Leganés B
1999–2000 Real Madrid C
2000–2003 Real Madrid B 97 (0)
2001–2006 Real Madrid 1 (0)
2004–2005 Poli Ejido (loan) 5 (0)
2005–2006 Almería (loan) 3 (0)
2006–2010 Castellón 75 (0)
2010–2011 Puerta Bonita 34 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Sánchez and the second or maternal family name is García.

Carlos Sánchez García (born 19 January 1978 in Madrid) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Football career[edit]

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.[1]

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.[2]

In the 2010 summer, following Castellón's relegation, 32-year-old Carlos returned to the Community of Madrid, signing with amateurs CD Puerta Bonita.


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