David Sánchez (footballer)

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David Sánchez
Personal information
Full name David Sánchez Rodríguez
Date of birth (1982-07-25) 25 July 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Seville, Spain
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Murcia
Youth career
1999–2000 Sevilla
2000–2001 Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001 Barcelona C 12 (3)
2001–2003 Barcelona B 74 (14)
2003–2007 Albacete 107 (4)
2005 Alavés (loan) 8 (1)
2007–2008 Gimnàstic 17 (1)
2008–2009 Politehnica Timişoara 1 (0)
2009 Gloria Buzău (loan) 11 (1)
2010 Castellón 0 (0)
2010–2011 Elche 28 (2)
2011–2013 Atlético Baleares 72 (7)
2013–2014 Gimnàstic 38 (1)
2015 Melilla 53 (17)
2016 Cádiz 21 (3)
2016–2017 Atlético Baleares 17 (0)
2017– Murcia 16 (1)
National team
2000–2001 Spain U18 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 May 2017.

David Sánchez Rodríguez (born 25 July 1982) is a Spanish footballer who plays as a defensive or attacking midfielder for Real Murcia.

Football career[edit]

A trainee of both Sevilla FC (early) and FC Barcelona (with whom he featured in a UEFA Champions League game, against Club Brugge KV[1]), Sánchez was born in Seville, Andalusia, and he made his debuts in La Liga with Albacete Balompié, in the 2003–04 season. On 19 October 2003, after a team effort, he scored from a lob in a 3–1 home win over Real Sociedad – his only goal of the campaign.[2]

Sánchez spent the second half of the 2004–05 campaign in the second division, loaned to Deportivo Alavés, and appeared rarely as the Basques returned to the top flight. He then completed another two solid years with Albacete.

In July 2007, Sánchez moved to Gimnàstic de Tarragona in the second level. Scarcely used, he joined Romania's FC Timişoara at the end of the season, being loaned to FC Gloria Buzău in January 2009 and being released in July after only 12 appearances for both clubs combined.

After spending the first months of the new campaign training on his own, Sánchez moved in January 2010 to CD Castellón in division two, making no appearances as the Valencian team also suffered relegation. In August, he signed with another side in that tier, Elche CF.

Sánchez left the club at the end of 2010–11, amid rumours that he had sold out to Granada CF during the top division promotion play-offs.[3][4] Shortly after, however, he signed for CD Atlético Baleares in the third division.

On 13 July 2013, Sánchez returned to Gimnàstic, now in the third tier of Spanish football.[5] On 23 July of the following year, he moved to UD Melilla in the same division.[6]

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