David Sánchez (footballer)
|Full name||David Sánchez Rodríguez|
|Date of birth||25 July 1982|
|Place of birth||Seville, Spain|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|2005||→ Alavés (loan)||8||(1)|
|2009||→ Gloria Buzău (loan)||11||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 May 2017.
A trainee of both Sevilla FC (early) and FC Barcelona (with whom he featured in a UEFA Champions League game, against Club Brugge KV), 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.
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. Shortly after, however, he signed for CD Atlético Baleares in the third division.
- "Riquelme decide en Brujas" [Riquelme the decider in Bruges] (in Spanish). El País. 30 October 2002. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
- Spain round-up: Valencia reclaim top spot; UEFA.com, 19 October 2003
- El Elche vuelve a sospechar de David Sánchez (Elche suspects David Sánchez again); Marca, 5 August 2011 (in Spanish)
- David Sánchez alimenta la sospecha de soborno con el interés del Tenerife de Quique Pina (David Sánchez fuels bribe suspect with Quique Pina's Tenerife interest); El Confidencial, 6 August 2011 (in Spanish)
- David Sánchez torna a Tarragona (David Sánchez returns to Tarragona); Gimnàstic Tarragona, 13 July 2013 (in Catalan)
- La UD Melilla contrata al centrocampista David Sánchez (Melilla signs midfielder David Sánchez); ABC, 23 July 2014 (in Spanish)