Hugo Sánchez Portugal

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Hugo Sánchez
Personal information
Full name Hugo Sánchez Portugal
Date of birth (1984-06-15)15 June 1984[1]
Place of birth Madrid, Spain[2]
Date of death 8 November 2014(2014-11-08) (aged 30)
Place of death Mexico City, Mexico
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Pumas UNAM 4 (0)
2006 Atlante 0 (0)
2007 Once Municipal 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Hugo Sánchez Portugal (15 June 1984 – 8 November 2014) was a Mexican footballer and sports commentator with Televisa Deportes. He was the son of former player and manager of the Mexico national team, Hugo Sánchez.

Club career[edit]

Sánchez Portugal was born while his father played for Atlético Madrid in Spain. He played as a striker for Mexican club Pumas UNAM, under his father as manager, Sánchez Portugal made his debut for Pumas on 15 May 2004 against Monterrey.[3] He also had a short spell at Atlante but did not appear in any matches for the club.[4]

Personal life and death[edit]

Sánchez Portugal was the son of former Mexico footballer Hugo Sánchez and his first wife Emma Portugal.[2]

After a short-lived playing career, Sánchez was Director of Physical Culture and Sports at the Miguel Hidalgo facility.[1]

On 8 November 2014, he was found dead in his Polanco apartment.[2] The cause of death was later confirmed to be carbon monoxide poisoning, due to obstructed ventilation from a gas-fired water boiler.[5]



  1. ^ a b Falleció Hugo Sánchez Portugal Archived 2014-11-09 at the Wayback Machine - Medio Tiempo (in Spanish)
  2. ^ a b c d Encuentran muerto a hijo de Hugo Sánchez
  3. ^ Profile Archived 2014-11-09 at the Wayback Machine - Medio Tiempo (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Atlante Clausura 2006 stats Archived 2014-11-09 at the Wayback Machine - Medio Tiempo (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Confirmaron causa de muerte de Hugo Sánchez Portugal Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine (in Spanish)

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