|Full name||Leonel Guillermo Sánchez Lineros|
|Date of birth||April 25, 1936|
|Place of birth||Santiago, Chile|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Left Forward|
|1953–1969||Universidad de Chile||411||(366)|
|1985–1986||Universidad de Chile|
|1987||Universidad de Chile|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 April 2008.
Regarded as one of Chile's most important players, Sánchez holds the record for most games played for Chile with 85 games (record only recently beaten by Claudio Bravo on October 10, 2014) and 24 goals between 1955 and 1968. Mundial scorer of 62 in Chile.
He played at left midfield for over 20 years between 1953 and 1973. 17 of those 20 were for Universidad de Chile, where he was the icon of the Ballet Azul (Blue Ballet), a team that won 6 national championships between 1959 and 1969.
Four of his 24 international goals were at the 1962 World Cup, where he was the top scorer along with five other players. In that World Cup he also knocked out the Italian player Mario David with a hook in a dispute in the infamous Chile - Italy match.
Sánchez remained in Universidad de Chile, although he received numerous offers from well known European clubs such as AC Milan. In 1969, after a contract rule was settled, Universidad de Chile was forced to sell him. He finished his career playing for different Chilean clubs such as Colo-Colo, Palestino and Ferroviarios.
|1953||Universidad Chile||Primera División||4||1|
National team statistics
|Chile national team|
|1959||Universidad de Chile||Chilean League|
|1962||Universidad de Chile||Chilean League|
|1964||Universidad de Chile||Chilean League|
|1965||Universidad de Chile||Chilean League|
|1967||Universidad de Chile||Chilean League|
|1969||Universidad de Chile||Cup Francisco Candelori|
|1969||Universidad de Chile||Chilean League|
Participation in the World Cup
|1962 FIFA World Cup||Chile||Third Place||6||4|
|1966 FIFA World Cup||England||1º Round||3||0|
|Award||Reason for the award|
|Golden Boot||1962 FIFA World Cup|
|Bronze Ball||1962 FIFA World Cup|
|All-Star Team||1962 FIFA World Cup|
|N°40 South America best Player of the Century||IFFHS|
- rsssf: Leonel Sánchez
- BDFA profile
- Leonel Sánchez at National-Football-Teams.com
|FIFA World Cup Golden Shoe
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