Isidro Sánchez García-Figueras
|Full name||Isidro Sánchez García-Figueras|
|Date of birth||17 December 1936|
|Place of birth||Barcelona, Spain|
|Date of death||2 September 2013 76)(aged|
|Place of death||Seville, Spain|
|Playing position||Right back|
|1956–1957||→ CD Puerto (loan)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
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. 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.
Isidro was married to Carmen Flores, sister of Flamenco singer-dancer Lola Flores. 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.
- El que fue jugador del Betis y Real Madrid, Isidro, quedará ciego (Former Betis and Real Madrid player Isidro will be blind); ABC, 19 June 1974 (Spanish)
- "Fallece Isidro Sánchez García-Figueras, jugador del Betis a finales de los años 50" [Isidro Sánchez García-Figueras, Betis player in late 50s, dies] (in Spanish). El Mundo. 2 September 2013. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
- Quique Sánchez Flores: El alumno aventajado de la ´Saeta rubia´ (Quique Sánchez Flores: Brilliant pupil of the ´Blonde Saeta´); La Voz de Asturias, 8 August 2005 (Spanish)