Isidro Sánchez García-Figueras

Personal information
Full name Isidro Sánchez García-Figueras
Date of birth (1936-12-17)17 December 1936
Place of birth Barcelona, Spain
Date of death 2 September 2013(2013-09-02) (aged 76)
Place of death Seville, Spain
Playing position Right back
Youth career
Hércules Jerez
San Eloy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1955–1956 Utrera
1956–1961 Betis 67 (6)
1956–1957 → CD Puerto (loan)
1961–1965 Real Madrid 71 (0)
1965–1971 Sabadell 142 (1)
Total 280 (7)
National team
1959 Spain U21 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Sánchez and the second or maternal family name is García-Figueras.

Isidro Sánchez García-Figueras (17 December 1936 – 2 September 2013), known simply as Isidro, was a Spanish footballer who played as a right back.

Football career

During his 15-year professional career, Barcelona-born Isidro played for three clubs: he started out in 1956 at Real Betis, scoring a career-best five goals – in only 15 games – in his fourth season and helping the Andalusians to the sixth place in La Liga.

In 1961, Isidro joined fellow league club Real Madrid, being an important defensive unit as the capital side won four consecutive league titles, including the double in his first year.[1] After only one game in the 1964–65 campaign, aged nearly 29, he returned to his native region and signed for CE Sabadell FC, where he would play until his retirement in June 1971.

Isidro never suffered relegation since arriving in the top level, appearing in a total of 262 league matches in the competition. He died on 2 September 2013 at the age of 76, in Seville.[2]

Personal life

Isidro was married to Carmen Flores, sister of Flamenco singer-dancer Lola Flores.[1] His son, Enrique, was also a footballer and a defender, representing mainly Valencia CF and Real Madrid and later embarking in a successful coaching career.[3]


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