Richard Sánchez

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Richard Sánchez
Personal information
Full name Richard Sánchez
Date of birth (1994-04-05) 5 April 1994 (age 23)
Place of birth Mission Hills, California, United States
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Tampico Madero
(on loan from Tigres UANL)
Number 12
Youth career
Texas FC
2008–2009 Atlético Madrid
2009–2011 FC Dallas
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 FC Dallas 0 (0)
2013 Fort Lauderdale Strikers (loan) 14 (0)
2014– Tigres UANL 0 (0)
2014 FC Dallas (loan) 0 (0)
2016– Tampico Madero (loan) 5 (0)
National team
2011 Mexico U17 7 (0)
2013 Mexico U20 12 (0)
2014–2015 Mexico U21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:59, 21 October 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 October 2014

Richard Sánchez (born April 5, 1994) is a Mexican footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Tampico Madero F.C. of Ascenso MX on loan from Tigres UANL.



Born in Mission Hills, California, Sánchez moved to Dallas, Texas and started playing with Texas Football Club before joining Atlético Madrid in Spain.[1] In 2009, he moved back to Dallas and joined the FC Dallas Academy.[1]

FC Dallas[edit]

Sánchez signed a professional contract with FC Dallas of Major League Soccer in February 2011, becoming their sixth homegrown player.[1] Despite failing to make an appearance (other than in MLS Reserve League games), he signed an extension following the 2012 season.[2]

Fort Lauderdale Strikers (loan)[edit]

In July 2013, Sánchez was loaned to the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the North American Soccer League for the remainder of the season.[3] He made his professional debut for the Strikers on August 3.[4] He started all 14 games in goal for the Strikers in the Fall season and kept three clean sheets.

Tigres UANL[edit]

In June 2014, Sánchez was sold to Tigres UANL. He made his debut as a substitute in a friendly against the San Antonio Scorpions. Soon after joining Tigres, he was briefly loaned back to FC Dallas before returning to Tigres in September 2014.


Sánchez became a key figure for Mexico's U-17 team at the 2011 FIFA Under-17 World Cup. He became first choice goalkeeper under coach Raul Gutierrez, and started all 7 games. He would eventually make history along with his teammates by the first nation to win the tournament on home soil. He kept two clean sheets during the tournament including in the final. He would later play with the Mexico U-20 team as first choice goalkeeper in the 2013 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Turkey.


Champion : 2011
Champion : 2013

Career statistics[edit]

As of 2 November 2013[5]
Club Season League MLS Cup US Open Cup CONCACAF Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Fort Lauderdale Strikers (loan) 2013 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Career total 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0


  1. ^ a b c "FC Dallas signs goalkeeper Richard Sanchez". FC Dallas. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "FC Dallas extends Richard Sanchez through 2015". FC Dallas. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "FC Dallas loans Richard Sanchez to NASL’s Fort Lauderdale Strikers". FC Dallas. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Strikers starters". Strikers. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  5. ^ Richard Sánchez at Soccerway