Dani Sánchez (footballer)

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Dani Sánchez
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Personal information
Full name Daniel Sánchez Andrades
Date of birth (1984-11-10) 10 November 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Málaga, Spain
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Striker / Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Jazz
Youth career
2002–2003 Málaga
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Alhaurino
2004–2005 Baza
2005–2006 Betis B
2006–2009 Murcia B
2009–2011 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 41 (5)
2011–2013 Wellington Phoenix 41 (7)
2013 Tuen Mun SA 9 (1)
2014–2015 Ayutthaya
2015 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 25 (1)
2016– FC Jazz
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 April 2016.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Sánchez and the second or maternal family name is Andrades.

Daniel 'Dani' Sánchez Andrades (born 10 November 1984) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for the FC Jazz in the Finnish second tier Ykkönen, as a striker or midfielder.[1]

Club career[edit]

Born in Málaga, Andalusia, Sánchez played youth football with hometown club Málaga CF in 2003, but never appeared as a senior for the club, eventually leaving in 2003. He went on to appear for several lower-league teams over the following six seasons, never competing in higher than Segunda División B, with Real Murcia Imperial. He also represented CD Alhaurino, CD Baza and Real Betis B.[2]

Sánchez signed for Inverness Caledonian Thistle in Scotland on 1 August 2009,[3] following a trial period.[4] He made his club debut in the same day, in a 4–0 home win against Annan Athletic for the season's Scottish League Cup.[5]

Sánchez was released by Inverness in June 2011.[6] The following month, he began a trial with A-League club Wellington Phoenix FC, appearing in pre-season against Miramar Rangers just two hours after getting off the plane.[7] On 5 September, it was announced that he had signed a one-year contract.[8] On 9 June 2013, he was released alongside 4 other players from the Wellingon Phoenix squad.[9]

On January 29, 2015, Sánchez signed with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the North American Soccer League.[10]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Dani Sanchez FC Jazzin keskikentälle". FC Jazz. 13 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Euan McArthur (3 August 2010). "Spanish ace Dani Sanchez aiming to prove SPL was right move as Inverness take on Real Valladolid". The Daily Record. Retrieved 1 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Caley Thistle sign trialist duo". BBC Sport. 1 August 2009. Retrieved 1 December 2010. 
  4. ^ Euan McArthur (28 July 2009). "Inverness close in on Spanish trialist Dani Sanchez". The Daily Record. Retrieved 1 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "Inverness CT 4–0 Annan Athletic". BBC Sport. 1 August 2009. Retrieved 1 December 2010. 
  6. ^ "Terry Butcher busy rebuilding Inverness CT team". BBC Sport. 3 June 2011. Retrieved 23 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "Phoenix triallists on show". The New Zealand Herald. 7 July 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  8. ^ Wellington Phoenix sign Sanchez; Wellington Phoenix's official website, 5 September 2011
  9. ^ "Phoenix Release Five Players". 
  10. ^ "Strikers Sign Spanish Midfielder Dani Sánchez". Fort Lauderdale Strikers. 29 January 2015. Retrieved 30 January 2015.