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 Leonel SÁNCHEZ 1960-1966 
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Name: Leonel Guillermo Sánchez Lineros

Nicknames: "El gran Leonel", "Don Leonel"


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Country: :CHI: Chile
Club: Club Universidad de Chile
Position: *WF, CF, (SMF, SS as optional)
Side: LF/LS
Age: 24-30 years (25/04/1936)

Height: 174 cm
Weight: 70 kg

Attack: 86
Defence: 40
Balance: 78
Stamina: 80
Top Speed: 81
Acceleration: 82
Response: 79
Agility: 83
Dribble Accuracy: 87
Dribble Speed: 81
Short Pass Accuracy: 82
Short Pass Speed: 75
Long Pass Accuracy: 83
Long Pass Speed: 79
Shot Accuracy: 85
Shot Power: 93
Shot Technique: 82
Free Kick Accuracy: 81
Curling: 73
Header: 76
Jump: 79
Technique: 86
Aggression: 90
Mentality: 72
Keeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 77

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition/Fitness: 6
Weak Foot Accuracy: 3
Weak Foot frequency: 3
Growth Type: Early Lasting


CARDS:
P11: Cut Back Pass
P13: Long Ranger
P17: Free Roaming
S01: Reaction
S04: PK Taker
S06: Outside Curve
S20: Scooping

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Tactical Dribble - Reaction - Penalties - Middle Shooting - Outside

Attack / Defence Awareness Card: Attack Minded


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Former Chilean legend. Mainly a left winger but also a centre forward and sometimes used in midfield as playmaker, he was most known for his rocket shot with his left foot, solid set piece taker, not too fast and playing instinctively, had good technique and ball control, very aggressive even controversial behaviour sometimes. It was formed in the lower divisions of the club Universidad de Chile , which came with eleven years. Already during his stay in the youth set the "U" everyone started talking about a lefty who played 16 years as a veteran and aimed too high. He started playing as a left entreala excelled in the creation of game and in the end, though he had the qualities of a playmaker. He made ​​his debut in the shirt of Universidad de Chile on September 13 of 1953 against Everton of Vina del Mar in Santa Laura Stadiu . The first to give the opportunity was Luis Alamos pointer that put him left-handed, a position that yielded a high level. During his stay at University of Chile, which lasted for 10 seasons, he lived a golden age. With the " Blue Ballet "won 6 Championships Chile, in 1959, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1967 and 1969. His loyalty to the "U" was such that it came to reject the tables offers more powerful Europe , staying at the facility until 1969. In 1969 Leonel Sanchez, considered one the greatest players who have worn the shirt of Universidad de Chile and the Chilean team , is leaving to "U" and enter the ranks of Colo-Colo , set in which he conquered a new national title in 1970. Palestinian and Rail. His next destination was the Palestinian Sports Club , set in which he played in 1971 , then moved to Railroad, where he played between 1972 and 1973 share dressing room with his former fellow Blue Ballet Sergio Navarro and Luis Eyzaguirre . Finally, after the campaign of 1973, the great lion finally hung up his boots at the age of 37 years. On December 22 of 2004 , at age 68, played for 9 minutes in the departure of Luis Musrri part of the team of "historical players" of the " U ", replaced by Mauricio Pinilla . He debuted with the football team of Chile on September 18th of 1955 at the Maracana Stadium , in O'Higgins Cup match against Brazil that ended with a tie on the scoreboard. With Chile's national football team played in the qualifiers for the FIFA 1958 World Cup and World Cup in 1966 and was present in two final stages of the World Cup in England 66 and in Chile 1962 , where with 4 goals was one of the top scorers of the tournament sharing myths privileged position of the likes of Garrincha , Vava , the Hungarian Florian Albert , Russia's Ivanov and Jerkovic of Yugoslavia . In that tournament left for the goal scored an impressive reminder of the legendary Soviet goalkeeper Lev Yashin . In a free kick taken just outside the penalty area, open on the left side, fired a powerful left-footed shot Leonel with the outside of the foot that came attached to the near post, completely surprising the goalkeeper Lev Yashin and the rest of the defense, who waited for center. In his account of that goal, Julio Martinez launched his remembered phrase "Divine Justice", with which he wanted to stress that the previous failure was in fact within the area. In the same cup was one of the main protagonists of the so-called famous Battle of Santiago in which Chile played against Italy. Such a party is remembered mainly for the European press, by blows between players rather than strictly football. In turn, Leonel is remembered for his fight with the Italian defender Mario David . David began knocking down the front while it covered his ball, and as he dropped the ball continued kicking him when he was on the floor. In this situation, Leonel got up and lay down with an accurate left punch to the chin. On the other hand, England '66 was the team captain. But good campaign reissued their previous World Cup. Leonel Sanchez also played America's Cup 1956 (coming out of that tournament runner-Chile), 1957 Pan American and 1956 .Throughout his career he played 12 years with the red shirt of the national team, a red shirt with which he played his last international friendly match played at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico , that ended the Mexican victory by 3 to 1.

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