Leonel Sanchez, Chile

Leonel Sanchez, Chile

Background
Leonel Guillermo Sánchez Lineros was born April 25, 1936 in Santiago de Chile and was regarded as the one of the country's finest players.

Football career
Sánchez played left midfield between 1953 and 1973, the first 17 years of which were for Ballet Azul (Blue Ballet), Universidad de Chile, who he helped win the National Championships six times between 1959 and 1969. During his tenure with Universidad de Chile, Sánchez received many offers from top clubs, such as AC Milan, yet he remained where he was until the university was forced to sell him through contractual obligations in 1969. He spent the final three/four seasons playing for various domestic teams.

World Cup history
Sánchez played a record 84 games for Chile where he scored an unbeaten 23 goals between 1955 and 1968. The highlight of his football career was undoubtedly when he scored four goals in the 1962 World Cup to become the top scorer along with five other players. He also famously knocked out the Italian player Mario David over a dispute in the Chile-Italy match.

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