Biography of Hugo Sanchez: – Mexican soccer player, undoubtedly one of the best of the king’s sport of the 80’s. Hugo’s father, Hector Sánchez, had been a player of Asturias and Atlante. At the age of 14, Hugo entered the Mexican national team for the Olympic Games and won the CONCACAF tournament.
Biography of Hugo Sanchez
- Born:- 11 July 1958 (age 59), Mexico City, Mexico
- Spouse:- Isabel Martín (m. 1995)
- Education:- National Autonomous University of Mexico
- Awards:- Pichichi Trophy
- Children:- 40 Años Como Pumas
- Movies:- Hugo Sánchez Portugal
In 1976 he signed for youth training at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), a team that lasted until 1981. Hugo Sánchez took part in the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, in which he coincided with his sister (Olympic gymnast), who taught her the traditional maroma or voltereta with which she used to celebrate her many.
In October of 1977 it debuted with the absolute Mexican national selection, winning the tournament of the CONCACAF. In the season 76-77 he obtained with the team of the UNAM, the Pumas, and the first League championship of the history of the club. Two years later he finished as the tournament’s top scorer with 26 goals. At the end of that season (1979), he played a summer in the United States with the San Diego Sockers, but soon returned to the UNAM, with which he would obtain another League (80-81), the CONCACAF Cup of Clubs (1980) Interamerican Cup (1980), in front of the National of Mon tevideo.
After five seasons in the UNAM (1976-1981), and with 99 goals in his personal account, began his race by Spain, first in the Atletico of Madrid, to which it was incorporated in 1981 and in which, after a he managed to win in the 84-85 season, winning the Copa del Rey, second place in the Spanish League and the Trophy Pichichi (awarded to the top scorer of the tournament) thanks to his 19 goals.
That summer was signed by Real Madrid, team that would enter the best stage of his sports career alongside players like Jose Antonio Camacho, Emilio Butragueño, Rafael Gordillo, Jorge Alberto Valdano or Michel. With Real Madrid won a UEFA Cup (1986), five consecutive league titles (from 1986 to 1990), a Copa del Rey (1989), two Supercopas of Spain (1988 and 1990) and four new Pichichi Trophies director of the League: 1986 (22 goals), 1987 (34), 1988 (29) and 1990 (38 , equaling the famous record of the mythical Spanish player Zarra).
In 1992 Hugo Sánchez left Real Madrid and began a long tour that took him to América de México (1992-1993) and Rayo Vallecano de Madrid (1993-1994); then returned to Mexico, this time to Atlante (1994-1995), to continue in the Austrian Linz (1995-1996), the American Dallas Burn (1995-1996) and Atletico Celaya (1996-1997). He finished his footballing career in this last team, where he played again with his former teammates Michel and Butragueño.
Later he began a new career in the soccer world by becoming a coach of the UNAM, since he practiced from March to August 2000. In May 2001 he went to train the Lion and in September of the same year he again occupied the bench of the UNAM.
Hugo Sánchez participated in two final phases of the World Cup with the Mexican national team, those held in Argentina in 1978 (in which the Mexican team did not suffer three defeats without Hugo Sánchez scoring any) and Mexico in 1986 (in which the selection reached until the quarterfinals).
As a player, Hugo Sánchez excelled by his extraordinary agility, his clearances, his great capacity for the auction, especially with his left leg, and his acrobatic style, both in the shots (he came to execute the Chilean with an exceptional mastery) and in the celebration of goals. Controversial in the field, he always had an impeccable correction out of it. He has undoubtedly been the most internationally famous Mexican footballer.