Manuel Sanchís Martínez

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Manuel Sanchís Martínez (26 March 1938 – 28 October 2017) was a Spanish footballer who played as a defender. He was born in Alberique, Spain. His son was Manuel Sanchís Hontiyuelo.

Sanchís represented Real Madrid and Spain. They were one of only three father/son pairs to have won the European Cup/Champions League,[1] and he played in 213 La Liga games over the course of ten seasons.

An international during nearly two years, Sanchís appeared with the national team at the 1966 World Cup.

Sanchís earned 11 caps for Spain, and represented the nation at the 1966 FIFA World Cup. During the group stages, he scored a rare goal in a 2–1 win against Switzerland.[2]

Sanchís died on 28 October 2017 in Madrid, aged 79, from pulmonary embolism.[3]

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  1. Los Busquets hacen historia (The Busquets make history); Mundo Deportivo, 29 May 2009 (in Spanish)
  2. Real Madrid Fans biography (in Spanish)
  3. "Jugó en el Real Madrid entre 1964 y 1971 y ganó una Copa de Europa, cuatro Ligas y una Copa de España" [He played for Real Madrid between 1964 and 1971 and won a European Cup, four leagues and a Spanish Cup] (in Spanish). Real Madrid. 28 October 2017.

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