Carlos Alberto Sanchez Moreno is a professional football who hails from Colombia. He was born on the 6th of February, 1986 in Quibdo, Colombia. Sanchez is a defensive midfielder and is nicknamed as “La Roca” due to his strength on the field.
The defensive midfielder started his career at the age of 17. He played for the Uruguay club Danubio from 2003 to 2005. Sanchez was a teammate of Edinson Cavani at Danubio. However, unlike Cavani, Sanchez did not make any first team appearances was was released from the club after a two-year period. He then moved to River Plate Montevideo where he made 40 appearances and scored one goal.
Carlos moved to Valenciennes in 2007 hoping to get more game time and improve his skills. He remained with the Ligue 1 team for six long seasons and earned 178 caps and scored 10 goals in this process.
Carlos Sanchez got his first international cap for Colombia on the 9th of May, 2007. Though he was included in the 34 man squad for the Copa America 2007, he failed to make it to the final list due to lack of experience. The midfielder was a part of the first team for 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification but did not get consistent game time. In total, Sanchez has played 84 matches for Colombia so far.
Rise to Glory
Sanchez has been a part of a trophy winning side so far. His top moment came in 2015 Copa America match against Brazil when he dominated Neymar and did not allow him to move freely on the pitch. He was the man of the match in the 1-0 win against Brazil.
Sanchez was also part of the Colombia squad that finished third in the 2016 Copa America. However, he failed to appear in any of the matches.
After Sanchez’s time at Valenciennes, he failed to appear consistently for any club. He had brief spells at Elche, Aston Villa, Fiorentina and Espanyol. But he failed to become an impact player at any of the clubs. Though Carlos Sanchez was strong and heavily built, he did not display top quality performances that was required by the clubs.
The midfielder does not have age on his side and it is going to be very difficult for him to establish his spot in any side.