Hugo Sanchez Marquez is a former Mexican international football player who featured prominently during the 1980s and 1990s as a striker. Nicknamed Pentapichichi Hugol, he is considered the best ever player for Mexico and is a Real Madrid legend. The IFFHS voted him the 26th best footballer of the 20th century century and Pele named him in his list of 125 greatest living footballers.
Hugo Sanchez commenced his professional club football career at Mexican club UNAM in 1975 and played for them until 1981. He subsequently went onto sign for Atletico Madrid and then in 1985 was signed by Spanish and European giants Real Madrid. He became a legend at Real Madrid and scored goals for fun. In fact, Hugo Sanchez scored 164 goals in 207 league matches. He played alongside the likes of Antonio Camacho, Bernd Schuster, Jorge Valdano, Michel and Emilio Butragueno. He won five successive Spanish league titles with Real Madrid and the UEFA Cup in 1986. During those five glorious years, Sanchez won the Pichichi trophy four successive times and scored 207 goals in 283 matches.
In 1992 Hugo Sanchez returned to Mexico for one season and then went onto play for a number of Spanish clubs and finally called it a day at Atletico Celaya in 1998.
Hugo Sanchez made his international debut for Mexico in 1977 and went onto play 75 international matches for his nation, scoring 29 goals.
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