Ramón Sánchez

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Ramón Sánchez
Personal information
Full name Ramón Alfredo Sánchez Paredes
Date of birth (1982-05-25) May 25, 1982 (age 36)
Place of birth San Juan Opico, El Salvador
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Youth career
1994–1998 San Juan Opico Escuela de Futbol
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2000 Juventud Independiente
2000–2002 Arcense
2002–2007 San Salvador
2007–2008 Chalatenango
2008–2009 Alianza 32 (5)
2009–2010 San Jose Earthquakes 13 (2)
2010–2011 Águila 33 (1)
2011–2013 Isidro Metapán 54 (5)
2013 FC Vostok 28 (0)
National team
1995–1997 El Salvador U-15
1998–1999 El Salvador U-17
2000–2002 El Salvador U-20
2003–2005 El Salvador U-23
2001–2012 El Salvador 74 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 27, 2013
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 February 2012

Ramón Alfredo Sánchez Paredes (born May 25, 1982 in San Juan Opico) is a Salvadoran football player.



Sánchez has played professionally with Juventud Independiente, Arcense, San Salvador, Chalatenango and Alianza in the first division in El Salvador. He scored three goals in the 2009 season for Alianza, which was good for second most on the team. In total he has played 227 games in the Salvadoran first division and scored 19 goals.

Sánchez joined the San Jose Earthquakes of Major League Soccer in 2009,[1] and scored two goals in 10 appearances with the team in his debut year. He was later released from the team on June 29, 2010.[2]

In late July 2010, Sánchez signed a one-year contract with Águila, after having spent some time with the San Jose Earthquakes of the Major League Soccer.[3] After his contract expired with Aguila, he made a move to Isidro Metapán for the Apertura 2011.

In February 2013 Sánchez signed with Kazakh team FC Vostok to play in the Kazakhstan Premier League.

Following his Life Ban,[4] Sánchez signed for Iraqi Premier League side Zakho FC, since the Iraqi Premier League is not being recognised by FIFA.[5] Subsequently, fellow banned teammates José Henríquez and Cristian Castillo joined Dohuk SC, who also play in the Iraqi Premier League.


In 2002 Sánchez won the gold medal with the Salvadoran under-22 team in the Juegos Deportivos Centroamericanos, beating Mexico in the final.

Sánchez made his senior debut for El Salvador in a June 2003 friendly match against Honduras and has, as of February 2012, earned a total of 69 caps, scoring 2 goals. He has represented his country in 22 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[6] and played at the 2001 UNCAF Nations Cup[7] as well as at the 2003,[8] 2007,[9] 2009[10] and 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cups.[11]

On September 20, 2013, Sánchez was one of 14 Salvador players banned for life due to their involvement with match fixing.[4]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 7 June 2007 Home Depot Center, Carson, United States  Trinidad and Tobago 1–1 2–1 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup
2 24 January 2009 Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa, Honduras  Belize 3-0 4-1 2009 UNCAF Nations Cup





  1. ^ Earthquakes Sign Salvador National Team Captain Ramon Sanchez
  2. ^ "San Jose Earthquakes release Ramon Sanchez". mercurynews.com. Mercury News. 1 July 2010. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  3. ^ Sánchez signs with C.D. Águila (in Spanish)
  4. ^ a b "El Salvador match-fixing: 14 footballers banned for life". BBC. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
  5. ^ ALVARO CRUZ (9 September 2014). "Ramón Sánchez jugará en el Zakho". elsalvadorfc.com (in Spanish). elsalvadorfc. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  6. ^ Ramón SánchezFIFA competition record
  7. ^ UNCAF (Qualifying Tournament for Gold Cup) 2009 - Details - RSSSF
  8. ^ CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2003 - Full Details - RSSSF
  9. ^ CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2007 - Full Details - RSSSF
  10. ^ CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2009 - Full Details - RSSSF
  11. ^ CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2011 - Full Details - RSSSF

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