Hugo Sánchez Biography
Hugo Sánchez (born Hugo Sánchez Márquez) is a Mexican former professional footballer and manager, who played as a forward. A prolific goalscorer known for his spectacular strikes and volleys, Sánchez is widely regarded as the greatest Mexican footballer of all time.
In 1999, the International Federation of Football History and Statistics voted Sánchez the 26th best footballer of the 20th century, and the best footballer from the CONCACAF region. In 2004 Sánchez was named in the FIFA 100 list of the world’s greatest living players.
He is the fourth-highest scorer in the history of La Liga, the third-highest scoring foreign player after Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, and is the seventh-highest goalscorer in Real Madrid’s history. He scored a total of 562 senior career goals for both club and country in 956 matches.
10 Quick Facts About Hugo Sánchez
- Name: Hugo Sánchez Márquez
- Age: 64 Years (As of 2022)
- Birthday: 11 July
- Zodiac Sign: Cancer
- Height: 5 feet 9 inches (1.74 meters)
- Nationality: Mexican
- Occupation: Former Professional Footballer and Manager
- Marital Status: Married
- Salary: Under Review
- Net worth: $15 Million
Hugo Sánchez Age
Sánchez is 64 years old as of 2022, he was born on 11 July 1958, in Mexico City, Mexico. He celebrates his birthday on 11 July every year and his birth sign is Gemini.
Hugo Sánchez Height
Sánchez stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.74 meters).
Hugo Sánchez Weight
Sánchez weighs 68 kg (149 lbs). He has black hair and brown eyes.
Hugo Sánchez Education
Sánchez attended and graduated from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
Hugo Sánchez Family
Sánchez was born to his parents Maria Isabel Márquez and Héctor Sánchez in Mexico. Our efforts to find out more about his family came to no avail as no such information is publicly available. Thus, it is not known if he has any siblings. We will update this section once this information is available.
Hugo Sánchez Wife
Sánchez is currently married to his wife Isabel (née Martín). The couple tied the knot in 1995, and they are blessed with three children, a son named Hugo Sánchez Portugal and two daughters. He also has an older daughter from his previous marriage. His son Hugo was also a footballer and played for UNAM and Atlante.
Hugo Sánchez Salary
Details about Sánchez’s salary are not yet disclosed. However, information about how much he makes will be updated as soon as it is available.
Hugo Sánchez Net Worth
Sánchez has an estimated net worth of $15 million dollars as of 2022. This includes his assets, money and income. His primary source of income is his career as a professional footballer and manager. Through his various sources of income, Hugo has been able to accumulate a good fortune but prefers to lead a modest lifestyle.
Hugo Sánchez Measurements and Facts
Here are some interesting facts and body measurements you should know about Hugo Sánchez.
Hugo Sánchez Wiki
- Full Names: Hugo Sánchez Márquez
- Popular As: Sánchez
- Gender: Male
- Occupation / Profession: Professional Footballer and Manager
- Nationality: Mexican
- Race / Ethnicity: White
- Religion: Not Known
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
Hugo Sánchez Birthday
- Age / How Old?: 64 years (2022)
- Zodiac Sign: Cancer
- Date of Birth: 11 July 1958
- Place of Birth: Mexico City, Mexico
- Birthday: July 11th
Hugo Sánchez Body Measurements
- Body Measurements: Not Available
- Height / How Tall?: 5 feet 9 inches (1.74 m)
- Weight: 68 kg (149 lbs)
- Eye Color: Brown
- Hair Color: Black
- Shoe Size: Not Available
Hugo Sánchez Family and Relationship
- Father (Dad): Héctor Sánchez
- Mother: Maria Isabel Márquez
- Siblings (Brothers and Sisters): Not Known
- Marital Status: Married
- Husband/Spouse: Isabel Martín (m. 1995)
- Dating / Boyfriend: Not Applicable
- Children: Sons (Hugo Sánchez Portugal) Daughter(s) (Three)
Hugo Sánchez Net Worth and Salary
- Net Worth: $15 Million
- Salary: Under Review
- Source of Income: Professional footballer and manager
Hugo Sánchez Education and Career
Sánchez began his career with Club Universidad Nacional in 1976 and briefly played for the North American Soccer League’s San Diego Sockers in 1979. He traveled to Spain in 1981 to play for Atlético Madrid, where he spent four years before going to cross-town rivals Real Madrid, where he spent the best years of his career, winning multiple titles and honors.
Sánchez played for Mexico’s national team from 1977 to 1994, earning 58 caps and scoring 29 goals. He played in three FIFA World Cup tournaments and was a member of the Mexico team that reached the 1986 World Cup quarterfinals.
Sánchez was the first noteworthy exponent of the backflip and was known for his acrobatic goal celebrations throughout his club and international career. He led UNAM to two consecutive league championships as a manager.
He was named coach of the Mexico national football team in 2006 after coaching Necaxa, however, he was fired in March 2008 owing to poor results. Sánchez was hired as manager of UD Almera in 2009, and he helped save the team from relegation.
Sánchez represented Mexico in the national squad at the 1976 Summer Olympics as a teenager. Sánchez signed as a youth player with Pumas de la UNAM, a professional team representing Mexico’s national university, when he was 18 years old, where he obtained a degree in Dentistry while playing for the main squad. Later that year, UNAM captured its first Primera División championship.
With 26 goals two years later, he became the league’s leading scorer. In 1979, UNAM agreed to swap players with the North American Soccer League’s San Diego Sockers during the off-season.
He spent the summer in the NASL and the fall, winter, and spring in the Mexican League. In 1979 and 1980, UNAM loaned Sánchez to the Sockers, where he became a prolific scorer, averaging nearly a goal per game. Sánchez spent five seasons with UNAM during the team’s heyday.
In his final season with the club, 1980–81, Sánchez and UNAM won the club’s second league championship, the CONCACAF Champions Cup, and the Copa Interamericana. Sánchez scored 104 goals in 200 games for UNAM during his five-year tenure.
After five excellent seasons in Mexico, Sánchez earned the interest of several European clubs, notably English club Arsenal, before signing with Spanish team Atlético Madrid in 1981.
It took him a long to settle into La Liga, with only twenty league appearances and eight goals in his first season, but by the 1984–1985 season, he was scoring consistently for a club that won the Copa del Rey, placed second in the league, and won the Spanish Super Copa. Sánchez earned his first Pichichi trophy that year for being the league’s most prolific scorer, with 26 goals.
Sánchez joined Real Madrid on July 15, 1985. According to reports, Sánchez was transferred to UNAM back in his home country on 4 July before being signed by Real Madrid, with the contract signing taking place in a bank in Mexico City, due to Atlético Madrid’s reluctance to offend their fan base with a direct deal with Real.
On July 19, he was flown back to Spain and introduced to 50,000 spectators at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. He was a member of the legendary La Quinta del Buitre (“Vulture’s Cohort”), which included Emilio Butragueo, Manuel Sanchs, Martn Vázquez, Mchel, and Miguel Pardeza.
Sánchez won five straight league titles with Los Blancos from 1985 to 1990, as well as the Copa del Rey in 1989 and the UEFA Cup in 1986. During those five years, Sánchez won four Pichichi trophies in a row, becoming the only player in Spanish football history to do so without sharing the trophy with any other player in any season, and one of four players to win five Pichichis (the others being Alfredo Di Stéfano, Quini, and Messi (who has won six), scoring 208 goals in 283 games in all competitions.
Between 1986 and 1990, he scored 27 or more goals in four consecutive seasons, including 38 in 1989–90, tying Telmo Zarra’s single-season record set in 1951 and won the European Golden Boot award for the greatest scorer in Europe.
Surprisingly, all 38 of these goals were scored with only one touch. His 38-goal total was a league record until Cristiano Ronaldo broke it in the 2010–11 season with 40 goals. Sánchez scored 47 goals in 45 games in European Cup tournaments. He is often regarded as one of the top 25 football players in history.
Sánchez returned to his native Mexico for a season in 1992, where he won the 1992 CONCACAF Champions’ Cup with Club América before playing for clubs in Spain, Austria, and the United States.
He played with Dallas Burn in Major League Soccer’s debut season, becoming one of only two footballers, along with Roy Wegerle, to play outdoor football in both the NASL and the MLS. He is regarded as one of the “FIFA TOP 25” best players of all time. He concluded his career with Atlético Celaya, alongside former Real Madrid teammates Butragueo and Mchel.
Sánchez announced his retirement from Spanish football on May 29, 1997, while playing for Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. His last official game was during the 1998 World Cup qualifiers, where he touched the ball as a symbol of his retirement.
Frequently Asked Questions About Hugo Sánchez
Hugo is a renowned former professional footballer and manager, who played as a forward.
Hugo is a Mexican national born on 11th July 1958, in Mexico City, Mexico.
Hugo stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.74 meters).
Yes, Hugo is married to Isabel (née Martín). The couple tied the knot in 1995, and they are blessed with three children, a son named Hugo Sánchez Portugal and two daughters.
Hugo has an approximate net worth of $15 million. This amount has been accrued from his leading roles in the entertainment industry.
Details about Hugo’s salary are not yet disclosed. However, information about how much he makes will be updated as soon as it is available.
Hugo is a resident of Mexico, we shall upload pictures of his house as soon as we have them.
Hugo is alive and in good health. There have been no reports of him being sick or having any health-related issues.
Hugo is pursuing his career in sports. He is working as a professional footballer and manager.
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