Leonel Sánchez

Chilean footballer

Leonel Sánchez (25 April 1936 – 2 April 2022) was a Chilean football player. He played for Chile national team from 1955 until 1968.

Leonel Sánchez
Sánchez in 1959
Personal information
Full name Leonel Guillermo Sánchez Lineros
Date of birth (1936-04-25)25 April 1936
Place of birth Santiago, Chile
Date of death 2 April 2022(2022-04-02) (aged 85)
Place of death Santiago, Chile
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8+12 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1953-1969
1969-1970
1971
1972-1973
Universidad Chile
Colo-Colo
Palestino
Ferrobádminton
National team
1955-1968 Chile
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Sánchez died of pulmonary fibrosis on 2 April 2022 in Santiago, Chile at the age of 85.[1]

Club career statistics

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Club statistics League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
ChileLeague
1953 Universidad Chile Primera División 4 1
1954 5 3
1955 33 14
1956 22 10
1957 21 14
1958 25 9
1959 26 22
1960 23 10
1961 24 6
1962 32 19
1963 27 11
1964 24 5
1965 30 15
1966 19 8
1967 34 6
1968 27 6
1969 10 0
Country Chile 386 159
Total 386 159

International career statistics

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Chile national team
YearAppsGoals
1955 2 0
1956 9 2
1957 7 0
1958 0 0
1959 9 3
1960 10 5
1961 8 6
1962 7 4
1963 1 5
1964 2 0
1965 10 0
1966 12 0
1967 5 1
1968 3 0
Total 85 27

References

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  1. Muere Leonel Sánchez, leyenda de la Roja e ícono del 'Ballet Azul' (in Spanish)
  2. Strack-Zimmermann, Benjamin. "Leonel Sánchez". www.national-football-teams.com.
  3. "Leonel Sánchez - International Appearances". www.rsssf.com.