Oswaldo Javier Sánchez Ibarra was born in the capital of Mexico on September 21, 1973. He is currently the goalkeeper of the Mexican national team and one of the most important clubs in the country. The experts highlight his good physical qualities for the practice of football and his innate sense of leadership that leads him to stand out in each of the teams in which he plays.
Biography of Oswaldo Sanchez
- Born:- 21 September 1973 (age 43), Guadalajara, Mexico
- Height:- 1.84 m
- Career Start:- 1993
- Career End:- 2014
- Spouse:- Esperanza Del Toro
- Children:- Dana Sofia Sánchez, Clara Valeria Sánchez, Oswaldo Sánchez, Ingrid Michell Sánchez
Oswaldo Sánchez is an agile goalkeeper with great reflexes, despite being more than six feet tall and weighing 85 kilos. His good footwork has earned him the respect of all his rivals and the recognition of all his coaches since he started in his youth in the lower categories of Mexican football.
Before being a professional, Oswaldo played several seasons in Mexican teams and was selected to play as the titular goalkeeper of the U-20 and U-23 national teams. He obtained different prizes within the juvenile category and his quality made him stand out enough so that in 1993, and at only 20 years old, he would sign his first professional contract with the Atlas team.
The Atlas is a club belonging to the first division of the league of Mexico. He played Oswaldo Sánchez from 1993 until the end of the 1995-1996 seasons. During all this time managed to secure itself in the professional category of the soccer of this country and was named better goalkeeper of the tournament in 1994, title that will obtain in diverse occasions more during the successful race that still carries out. In addition, in 1995 he crosses borders and travels to South America to win the silver medal with his team at the Pan American Games in Mar del Plata.
1996 is an important year in the biography of Oswaldo Sánchez. The goalkeeper changes club and card for America, where he remains until 1998. He is again chosen the best goalkeeper of the tournament and for the first time is chosen to play with the national team of Mexico. He debuted on August 31, 1996 in a game that faces France with Mexico in Paris and that leaves with a victory of the hosts by two goals to zero. In addition, with the tricolor team goes to the Olympic Games in Atlanta, where he is the starting goalkeeper and contributes to rank his selection in the seventh place. His sporting balance of the year culminates with his triumph in the Gold Cup and the USA Cup.
The sports life of Oswaldo Sánchez goes ahead and participates in several international tournaments: he is a substitute in the World Championship of France ’98 and continues being considered like the best goalkeeper of the professional league of Mexico. In 1999, changes in equipment and ficha by the club of Chivas of the city of Guadalajara, he becomes the titular goalkeeper. He leads the “Sacred Herd” (as is known to Chivas) to the top of the tournament and is still considered practically every season the most important goalkeeper is even recognized as the best player of the 2004 season, Tournaments as prestigious as the Copa Libertadores and the Merconorte.
Oswaldo Sánchez does not leave to be titular with the national selection of Mexico. With her participation in international tournaments such as the Federations Cup 2001, the Korea World Cup held the following year and the Gold Cup of 2003, where he manages to be named the best goalkeeper of the championship by making his selection finish the competition without conceding a goal.