Pablo Sánchez (Spanish footballer)
|Full name||Pablo Sánchez Alberto|
|Date of birth||24 January 1983|
|Place of birth||Cádiz, Spain|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|2004–2006||→ Sevilla B (loan)||46||(9)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 May 2017.
Born in Cádiz, Andalusia, Sánchez started playing football with local Cádiz CF, making his professional debuts on 20 December 2003 by coming on as a 76th-minute substitute in a 4–1 home win against CD Tenerife for the Segunda División championship; he spent the vast majority of his spell associated with the reserves, however, scoring 45 goals in the 2003–04 season to see them promote to Tercera División after six years.
From 2004 to 2008, Sánchez represented Sevilla Atlético, the first two years on loan. In the 2006–07 campaign, he contributed with 37 games and four goals – playoffs included – to help the side reach the second level for the first time in 44 years.
After helping Sevilla B retain their league status, Sánchez continued competing in the category in the following seasons, with UD Las Palmas and Recreativo de Huelva. In 2011–12, he scored a career-best eight goals as the latter team ranked 17th and narrowly avoided relegation.
Sánchez rejoined Cádiz for the 2012–13 campaign, with the club now in Segunda División B. He returned to the second tier in the subsequent off-season with CD Lugo and, at already 31, moved abroad for the first time in his career after signing with Adelaide United FC in the A-League, where he shared teams with several compatriots including manager Josep Gombau.
On 1 May 2016, shortly after having come on as an 86th-minute substitute for Marcelo Carrusca, Sánchez completed a 3–1 win against Western Sydney Wanderers FC for the A-League Grand Final, through a skillful finish. Six days later, he was released.
- Sevilla B
- Adelaide United
- "Pablo Sánchez, la leyenda de los 45 goles con el filial" [Pablo Sánchez, the legend of the 45 goals with the reserves]. Diario de Cádiz (in Spanish). 5 August 2012. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
- "4–0: El Sevilla Atlético pone rumbo a Segunda División" [4–0: Sevilla Atlético heads for Segunda División]. ABC (in Spanish). 10 June 2007. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
- "Pablo Sánchez, quince días de baja" [Pablo Sánchez, fifteen days out] (in Spanish). El Desmarque. 8 October 2007. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
- "El Cádiz intentará repescar a Pablo Sánchez en junio" [Cádiz will try to rebuy Pablo Sánchez in June]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 8 January 2008. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
- "El Recreativo ficha a Pablo Sánchez por dos temporadas" [Recreativo signs Pablo Sánchez for two seasons]. Marca (in Spanish). 9 July 2009. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
- "Pablo Sánchez ficha por el Lugo" [Pablo Sánchez signs for Lugo]. Diario de Cádiz (in Spanish). 25 July 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
- "Gombau adds to Spanish mix at Adelaide United". Special Broadcasting Service. 15 August 2014. Retrieved 14 January 2016.
- "A-League grand final 2016: Adelaide United beat Western Sydney Wanderers to claim first title". The Sydney Morning Herald. 1 May 2016. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
- "Pablo Sánchez departs Reds". Adelaide United. 7 May 2016. Retrieved 7 May 2016.