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Efraín Sánchez
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Sánchez in 2012
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Full name Efraín Elías Sánchez Casimiro
Date of birth (1926-02-26)26 February 1926
Place of birth Barranquilla, Colombia
Date of death 16 January 2020(2020-01-16) (aged 93)
Place of death Bogotá, Colombia
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1944 Millonarios
1945 Once Caldas
1946 La Fortuna
1947–1949 San Lorenzo
1950 América de Cali
1951 Deportivo Cali
1952 Junior
1953–1954 Santa Fe
1955–1957 Medellín
1958–1960 Atlas
1960–1963 Medellín
1964 Millonarios
National team
1947–1962 Colombia
Teams managed
1963 Colombia
1975 Colombia
1983–1984 Colombia
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Efraín Elías Sánchez Casimiro (26 February 1926 – 16 January 2020) was a Colombian footballer. He played as a goalkeeper.

Sánchez was born in Barranquilla. He played for the Colombia national team from 1947 to 1962. He captained his country at the 1962 FIFA World Cup in Chile. He played for many club sides including Medellín, San Lorenzo and Atlas. He won the Colombian league title three times during his career. After retiring as a player, Sánchez became a manager. He managed the Colombia national team during three spells (1963, 1975, 1983–1984).

Sánchez died in Bogotá on 16 January 2020. He was 93.

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