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Leonel Sánchez

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Leonel Guillermo Sánchez Lineros (25 April 1936 – 2 April 2022) was a Chilean professional footballer who played as a striker on the left wing. He is recognized as one of the Best South American Footballers of the 20th Century and one of the great forwards in the history of the FIFA World Cup. He was goalscorer of the 1962 FIFA World Cup where Chile achieved a historic third place in the largest global event for national teams, was part of the ideal eleven of the World Cup and was awarded the Golden Boot and the Bronze Ball from FIFA. He was also included in the top 100 players of the history of the World Cups by FIFA. At the continental level he was part of the ideal eleven of the América Cup 1956, where together with the Chile national team he won a runner-up. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leonel Sánchez has received more than 106,675 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. Leonel Sánchez is the 550th most popular soccer player (down from 439th in 2019), the 36th most popular biography from Chile (down from 24th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Chilean Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Leonel Sánchez ranks 550 out of 16,880Before him are Adelardo Rodríguez, Dejan Savićević, Shigeyoshi Suzuki, Paulo Sousa, Emmanuel Petit, and Robert Pires. After him are Masao Uchino, Giorgio Chiellini, Hugo Meisl, Ally McCoist, Igor Belanov, and Domingos da Guia.

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Among people born in 1936, Leonel Sánchez ranks 141Before him are Julio María Sanguinetti, Jacques Charrier, Ken Mattingly, Hifikepunye Pohamba, Arend Lijphart, and Klaus Kinkel. After him are Glenda Jackson, Philippe Sollers, Costas Simitis, Frances Shand Kydd, Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho, and Koji Sasaki.

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Among people born in Chile, Leonel Sánchez ranks 36 out of 265Before him are Roberto Matta (1911), Laura Vicuña (1891), Francisco Varela (1946), Arturo Vidal (1987), Orlando Letelier (1932), and Jorge Alessandri (1896). After him are Hortensia Bussi (1914), Pedro Pascal (1975), Carlos Ibáñez del Campo (1877), Alexis Sánchez (1988), Gabriel González Videla (1898), and José Manuel Balmaceda (1840).


Among soccer players born in Chile, Leonel Sánchez ranks 4Before him are Iván Zamorano (1967), Elías Figueroa (1946), and Arturo Vidal (1987). After him are Alexis Sánchez (1988), Guillermo Subiabre (1903), Marcelo Salas (1974), Juan Rodríguez Vega (1944), Carlos Vidal (1902), Claudio Bravo (1983), Roberto Rojas (1957), and Arturo Torres Carrasco (1906).