Vicente Sánchez

Vicente Sánchez
Vicente Sánchez
Vicente Sánchez
Colorado Rapids
Real Name: Vicente Sánchez
HT: 5' 7" WT: 145
Age: 35 (12/07/1979)
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Hometown: Montevideo, Uruguay

Hometown: Montevideo, Uruguay
Citizenship: Uruguay
Birth date: December 7, 1979
Previous club: Nacional (Uruguay)
Acquired: On August 6, 2013 from Uruguayan club, Nacional



  • Despite being the oldest player on the roster, only Dillon Powers (32) and Clint Irwin (31) played in more games in 2015 than Vicente Sanchez (30).
  • Voted MVP, the former Uruguay international was instrumental in much that was good, particularly in the second half of the season.
  • His five assists (a single-season career high for the Rapids) was only bettered by Powers (6).
  • He was also the only Rapids player in 2015 to enjoy a multi-goal game, something he achieved in the 3-2 loss at Houston Dynamo (9/26).
  • His first goal of the season helped set Colorado on their way to a 4th July win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC.


  • Joined the Rapids as an international player, but since has gained his green card and no longer takes up an international slot.
  • Started 12 of his 17 appearances for the Rapids, missing a number of games with injuries.
  • Last season Sánchez was bothered by injuries that limited him to 17 appearances (12 starts), but he was still able to score six goals (mostly from pk’s).


  • Appeared in eight of nine remaining matches in the season after being signed on Aug. 6.
  • Scored his first MLS goal on Sept. 14 against FC Dallas, and created the play that led to a Dallas own goal in the 2-1 victory.


  • Rose to prominence during his seven years with Toluca of the Mexican First Division from 2001-2007, playing 242 matches, 85 goals.
  • Helped Toluca win two championships in Mexico (Apertura 2002 and Apertura 2005).
  • Played 50 games with Schalke of the German Bundesliga from 2008-10, scoring three goals.
  • Spent 2010-2012 with Club América, scoring 11 times in 49 appearances.


  • Has 31 appearances with Uruguay’s national team, scoring five goals since his debut in 2001.
  • Scored goals for Uruguay in both the 2004 and 2007 editions of the Copa América.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2015Colorado Rapids3016413995411618710
2014Colorado Rapids1712610110251112620
2013Colorado Rapids871623412510100
Career Totals-553511303397832401430
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