Joel Sánchez Ramos
|Full name||Joel Sánchez Ramos|
|Date of birth||17 August 1974|
|Place of birth||Zapotiltic, Jalisco, Mexico|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Playing position||Centre Back|
|2007–2010||→ Estudiantes Tecos (loan)||73||(6)|
|2010–2011||→ Veracruz (loan)||0||(0)|
|* 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.
|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|
- Joel Sánchez at National-Football-Teams.com
- Joel Sánchez Ramos – Liga MX stats at MedioTiempo.com (Spanish)
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