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Sanchís' historic strike for Spain at the 1966 World Cup finals

The former Real Madrid player, who passed away at the weekend, scored a memorable, individual goal against Switzerland in Spain's second group game at England 66.


Former Real Madrid player Manuel Sanchís Sr, who passed away aged 79 at the weekend, made 11 appearances for Spain and scored just once - during the 1966 World Cup finals in England. It was a fantastic solo effort in Spain's second group match against Switzerland at Hillsborough on 16 July 1966.

Manuel Sanchís' only goal for Spain

René-Pierre Quentin had put the Swiss ahead on the half hour but Sanchís went it alone to haul Spain back into the game with his great individual run on 57 minutes. Club team mate Amancio Amaro hit the winner on 75 minutes as it ended 2-1 on full-time. It was Spain's only victory at the finals - after losing to Argentina and the eventual finalists West Germany, La Roja bowed out after finished third in the group.


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