Efraín Sánchez

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Efraín Sánchez
in 2012
Personal information
Full name Efraín Elías Sánchez Casimiro
Date of birth (1926-02-26) February 26, 1926 (age 93)
Place of birth Colombia
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1944 Los Millonarios Bogotá
1945 Once Caldas
1946 La Fortuna
1947-1949 San Lorenzo
1950 América de Cali
1951 Deportivo Cali
1952 Junior
1953-1954 Santa Fe
1955-1957 Independiente Medellín
1958-1960 Atlas
1960-1963 Independiente Medellín
1964[1] Los Millonarios Bogotá
National team
1947-1962 Colombia
Teams managed
1963 Colombia
1975 Colombia
1983-1984 Colombia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Efraín Elías "El Caimán" Sánchez Casimiro (born 26 February 1926 in Barranquilla) is a former Colombian footballer who was a goalkeeper. He competed for the Colombian national football team at the 1962 FIFA World Cup which was held in Chile. Among other teams, he played for San Lorenzo of Argentina in the 1940s. He won the Colombian league title three times during his career.


Sánchez played for Mexican side Club Atlas in 1959.[2]

After retiring as a player Sánchez went into management, taking charge of the Colombia national team on three occasions.



Independiente Medellín
Los Millonarios Bogotá


  1. ^ "Efraín Sánchez". National Football Teams. April 2019.
  2. ^ Carreño Suárez, Alfredo (September 2001). "Histórico Cápsulas" [Historical Capsules] (in Spanish). El Colombiano.

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