Joel Sánchez Ramos

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Joel Sánchez
Personal information
Full name Joel Sánchez Ramos
Date of birth (1974-08-17) 17 August 1974 (age 42)
Place of birth Zapotiltic, Jalisco, Mexico
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Centre Back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1999 Guadalajara 156 (16)
1999–2000 Club América 49 (4)
2000–2003 Guadalajara 126 (11)
2004 Veracruz 19 (0)
2004–2005 Dorados 34 (2)
2005–2006 Veracruz 52 (7)
2007–2011 Querétaro F.C. 17 (1)
2007–2010 Estudiantes Tecos (loan) 73 (6)
2010–2011 Veracruz (loan) 0 (0)
Total 526 (47)
National team
1996–2001 Mexico 32 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 June 2008.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 November 2006

Joel Sánchez Ramos (born 17 August 1974 in Guadalajara) is a retired Mexican football defender who last played for Veracruz. He is nicknamed "El Tiburón" Sánchez. He was on the Mexico squad that won the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup.

A strong central defender, Sanchez made his debut with Guadalajara during the 1991–92 season. He is best known for his time at Chivas, where he won 1997 Verano championship. At Guadalajara, he formed a powerful defensive core alongside Claudio Suárez, with whom he played at both club and international level. After spending a year at rival Club América, he returned to Chivas in 2000. In later years, he played for Veracruz, Dorados, Querétaro, and Tecos.

He was a member of the Primera División at the 1998 FIFA World Cup, playing in the first-round games against Belgium and the Netherlands. In addition, Sanchez represented Mexico at the Copa América tournaments (1997) and (1999), helping the team to third-place finishes on both occasions.

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 18 November 1998 Los Angeles, United States  Guatemala 2–2 Draw Friendly
2. 11 March 1999 Los Angeles, USA  Bolivia 2–1 Win 1999 Nike U.S. Cup
3. 11 March 1999 Los Angeles, USA  Bolivia 2–1 Win 1999 Nike U.S. Cup

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