Sánchez in 2012
|Full name||Efraín Elías Sánchez Casimiro|
|Date of birth||26 February 1926|
|Place of birth||Barranquilla, Colombia|
|Date of death||16 January 2020(aged 93)|
|Place of death||Bogotá, Colombia|
|1950||América de Cali|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Sánchez was born in Barranquilla. He played for the Colombia national team from 1947 to 1962. He captained his country at the 1962 FIFA World Cup in Chile. He played for many club sides including Medellín, San Lorenzo and Atlas. He won the Colombian league title three times during his career. After retiring as a player, Sánchez became a manager. He managed the Colombia national team during three spells (1963, 1975, 1983–1984).
References[change | change source]
- "Muere a los 93 años 'el Caimán' Sánchez, leyenda del arco de la Selección Colombia". Pulzo.com (in Spanish). 16 January 2020. Retrieved 17 January 2020.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Efraín Sánchez at National-Football-Teams.com