Max Sánchez

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Max Sánchez
Personal information
Full name Max Sánchez Barrantes
Date of birth (1973-01-02) 2 January 1973 (age 47)
Place of birth Costa Rica
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position(s) Defensive Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1991 Saprissa
1991–1992 Pérez Zeledón
1993–1994 San Carlos
1994–1995 Ramonense
1995–1996 Santos de Guápiles
1996–1997 Turrialba
1997–1999 Ramonense
1999–2002 Santos de Guápiles 70 (8)
2002 Saprissa 14 (1)
2003 Cartaginés
2003–2004Santa Bárbara (loan)
2004 Santos de Guápiles 9 (1)
2005–2007 Puntarenas 77 (13)
2007 Cartaginés 4 (0)
2008 Liberia Mía 28 (1)
2009 Puntarenas 5 (0)
2010 Municipal Grecia
2010 Limón 9 (0)
2011 Barrio Mexico
2012 Escazuceña
National team
2002 Costa Rica 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Max Sánchez Barrantes (born 2 January 1973) is a retired Costa Rican professional footballer.

Club career[edit]

Sánchez once boasted the record of having played for the most clubs in Costa Rica's Primera Division de Costa Rica, alongside former teammate Evance Benwell,[1] but was finally surpassed by Benwell who notched up 12 different teams.[2]

He among others played for Santos de Guápiles, Cartaginés, Santa Bárbara,[3]Saprissa, Puntarenas and Liberia Mía[4] in the Primera Division de Costa Rica. In summer 2002 he was on the verge of signing for Greek side OFI Crete.[5]

In summer 2010 he returned to the Premier Division when he joined Limón from second division Municipal Grecia.[6]

International career[edit]

A tall holding midfielder, Sánchez made four appearances for the Costa Rica national football team, his debut coming in the 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-final against South Korea.[7]


  1. ^ Jugadores con más equipos Limón exhibe dos marcas históricas en su plantilla Archived 2014-12-02 at - Nación (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Coleccionistas de camisetas Archived 2013-10-30 at the Wayback Machine - UNAFUT (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Santa Bárbara con ansias de protagonista - Nación (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Jugará con Liberia Max Sánchez a la pampa - Nación (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Futbolistas Max Sánchez y Juan Bautista Esquivel viajaron a Grecia para negociar contratación con Ofi Creta - Nación (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Rapiditas con Max Sánchez - Nación (in Spanish)
  7. ^ "CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2002 - Full Details". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 2010-01-17. Retrieved 2008-10-20.

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