(Mexico, 1958) Mexican soccer, undoubtedly one of the sport's best player King of the 1980s. The father of Hugo, Héctor Sánchez, had been player of the Asturias and the Atlantean. At the age of 14 years Hugo already came to form the Mexican selection for the Olympic Games and won the CONCACAF tournament.
In 1976 he signed for youth training of the University national autonomous de Mexico (UNAM), team in which he was until 1981. Hugo Sánchez took part in the Olympic Games in Montreal (Canada) from 1976, which coincided with his sister (Olympic gymnast), who taught him the traditional rope or somersault that used to celebrate his goals.
In October 1977 he debuted with the Senior Mexican national team, winning the CONCACAF tournament. In the season 76-77 got with UNAM Pumas, team first League in the history of the club Championship. Two years later he ended up as maximum Director of the tournament, with 26 goals. At the end of that season (1979), played a summer in the United States with the San Diego Sockers, but soon returned to the UNAM, which would get another League (80-81), the CONCACAF Cup of clubs (1980) and the Copa Interamericana (1980), front of the Nacional de Montevideo.
After five seasons at the UNAM (1976-1981), and with 99 goals in their own personal, began his career by Spain, first at Atletico Madrid, which was incorporated in 1981 and in which, after a period of adaptation, managed to succeed in the season 84-85, winning the Copa del Rey, the second place in the Spanish League and the Pichichi trophy (awarded to the top scorer of the tournament) thanks to its many 19.
That summer was signed by Real Madrid, team that would be in the best time in his career next to players like José Antonio Camacho, Emilio Butragueño, Rafael Gordillo, Jorge Alberto Valdano or Michel. With Real Madrid won a cup of UEFA (1986), five consecutive league titles (1986 to 1990), a Copa del Rey (1989), two Spain Supercups (1988 and 1990) and four new trophies Pichichi as maximum realizer of the League: 1986 (22 goals), 1987 (34), 1988 (29) and 1990 (38, matching the famous record of the legendary Spanish player Zarra).
In 1992 Hugo Sánchez left Real Madrid and began a long journey that led him to the America of Mexico (1992-1993) and Rayo Vallecano de Madrid (1993-1994); He then returned to Mexico, this time to the Atlantean (1994-1995), to continue in the Austrian Linz (1995-1996), the Dallas Burn American (1995-1996) and Atlético Celaya (1996-1997). He finished his football career in this last team, where he played again with his former colleagues Michel and BUTRAGUEÑO.
Later he began a new career in the football world to become coach of UNAM, since he served from March until August 2000. In May 2001 he spent to train the lion and in September of the same year again occupied the UNAM dock.
Hugo Sánchez took part in the two final stages of the World Cup with the Mexican national team, those held in Argentina in 1978 (in which the Mexican combined not suffered three losses without Hugo Sánchez achieved score no both) and in Mexico in 1986 (in which the selection reached the quarter-finals).
As a player, Hugo Sánchez stood out for its extraordinary agility, their interact, their great capacity for the auction, especially with the left leg, and his acrobatic style, both in the auctions (came to run the Chilean with a unique master's degree) as in the celebration of goals. Controversial in the field, he had always a flawless correction off. It was, without a doubt, Mexican footballer with greater international fame.