Alexis Sanchez

A professional Chilean footballer

Alexis Sanchez
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Alexis Sanchez is a professional Chilean footballer who plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Marseille and the Chile national team.

Who is Alexis Sanchez? Childhood, Parents, Education, and Nationality

Alexis Sanchez’s full name is Alexis Alejandro Sanchez. He was born in Tocopilla, Chile in the year 1988.

On 19 December, Alexis celebrates his birthday. As of 2021, is 33 years old. Alexis’s father’s name is Guillermo Soto Espinoza and his mother’s name is Martina Sanchez.

Likewise, his mother was a fisherwoman who was the only bread earner in the family. Similarly, his father was looking for a job when Alexis was born.

Talking about his siblings, he has 3 siblings. He has one brother named Humberto Sanchez and two sisters named Tamara Sanchez and Marjorie Sanchez.

As we move toward Alexis’s educational background, he attended a school named local school E10.

After that, he went to Colegio Padre Hurtado college to complete his further education.

Furthermore, he holds Chilean nationality and his horoscope is Sagittarius. In addition to this, his ethnicity is Chilean.

How did Alexis Sanchez start his Professional Career?

Talking about Alexis’s career, he was promoted to the senior team after joining Cobreloa in 2005. Besides that at the age of 16, he became the youngest player to play in the Copa Libertadores.

Alexis was a key player in his team’s first-ever Copa Sudamericana runner-up finish in 2006.  Likewise, he also won his first professional title that year.

In 2007, he was instrumental in his team’s 4-0 victory over ‘Caracas’ in the Copa Libertadores, scoring his first hat-trick.

Alexis Sanchez vs Andress Iniesta
Alexis Sanchez vs Andress Iniesta Source: Google

After a few years with Udinese, Alexis joined Barcelona in 2011 and became the first Chilean player to play for the club.

However, due to injuries, he was unable to play for Barcelona in some major matches and his season ended with eight goals.

After recovering from all of his injuries, he began scoring goals, netting a hat-trick against Elche, and leading his team to victory.

But Barcelona had decided to let him go by then. In the same year, he was signed by Arsenal and he made his debut against Manchester City.

However, he secured a 3-0 victory for his team and scored his first goal for Arsenal on August 27, 2014.

By the end of the season, he was the only Arsenal player named to the PFA Team of the Year.

Despite being scoreless in the first ten Premier League matches of 2015-16, he became the only player to score a hat-trick in the Serie A, Premier League, and La Liga.


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More about his career

In the 2016-17 season, he was named Player of the Season after scoring the game-winning goal against Chelsea in the FA Cup final.

The following year, he joined Manchester United, becoming the club’s first Chilean player. He has not been a success and the club has decided to loan him to the Serie A club Inter Milan.

Nevertheless, he was a member of the national team’s Under-20 team, which finished third at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in 2007.

Meanwhile, he also played in the 2014 World Cup and the 2015 Copa America. The team lost in the World Cup but won Copa America, Chile’s first major football title.

In the 2016 Copa America, Chile fought against Argentina in the finals and successfully defended their title. Luckily, Alexis Sanchez scored the game’s final goal.

Similarly, in the 2019 Copa America, he played well against China, Ecuador, and Colombia to help his teams qualify for the semi-finals.

Sadly, the team eventually lost to Peru by 3-0, and Brazil won the tournament.

Is Alexis Sanchez Single? Spouse, and Kids

Moving toward his love life, The Chilean winger who won the UEFA Super Cup is tight-lipped about his personal life.

Currently, there is no information about his current girlfriend. Alexis Sanchez could still be single or dating women right now.

He has previously been in relationships with several women. He previously dated models Mary Plaza and Michelle Carvalho before splitting up with both of them.

Sanchez was also in a relationship with Mayte Rodriguez, another model. She is also from Chile and adores dogs.

Alexis with Mayte Rodriguez
Alexis with Mayte Rodriguez Source: Google

They dated for a few years before splitting up while Sanchez was playing for Manchester United.

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How old is Alexis Sanchez? Height, Weight, and Body Measurement

Discussing his body measurements, Alexis was a professional football player and has an athletic body throughout his lifetime.

He stood at a tall height standing at 5’6″ (1.69m). He weighs about 62kg (137 lb). Alexis’s hair is black and has dark brown eyes color.

Unfortunately, the detailed information regarding Alexis’s body measurements, dress size, and shoe size are still unknown.


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How much does Alexis Sanchez earn? Net Worth, and Salary

Regarding his net worth and salary status, Sanchez is a professional football player.

Alexis gains so much fame as one of the most successful football players.

Furthermore, from his occupation as a professional football player, it’s estimated that he has a net worth of  $50 million.

In addition, along with his £350,000 he also made money from bonuses and image rights, making his salary up to £500,000 a week.

Where can we contact Alexis Sanchez? Social Media Presence

Regarding his social media platforms, Sanchez is very active on social networking sites such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Towards Sanchez’s social media account, he has drawn tons of fans’ attention as a Professional Football Player.

His Instagram has gained over 14.4M Followers whereas he has 2.9M Followers on his Twitter.

Similarly, he has 10M followers on his own Facebook page.


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Quick Facts:

Name Alexis Alejandro Sanchez
Date of Birth 19 December 1988
Birth Place Tocopilla, Chile
Nick Name El Nino Maravilla (The wonder Kid)
Age 33 years old
Gender Male
Religion Christianity
Nationality Chilean
Ethnicity Chilean
Horoscope Sagittarius
Profession Professional Footballer
Height 5’6″ (1.69m)
Weight 62kg (137 lb)

Some of the FAQs

How many goals did Alexis score for Arsenal?

Altogether, Sanchez scored 80 times goals for Arsenal in 166 appearances including two hat-tricks.

As of 2021, Alexis is 33 years old.

Does Alexis Sanchez own a private jet?

Yes, Alexis Sanchez owns a $9.45 million Gulfstream G300 private jet.

Written by Samuel Hoang

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