Alexis Sanchez Biography: Age, Height, Personal Life, Achievements & Net Worth

Alexis Sanchez

Alexis Sanchez is a Chilean professional footballer who plays as a forward for the Chilean Football Team and Italian Serie A club Inter Milan, on loan from English club Manchester United. He was born in a very poor family in Tocopilla, Chile, where he started playing football with a local Chilean club Cobreloa, and debuted for the National Team at the age of 17. He was a part of the golden trio of Barcelona along with players like David Villa and Lionel Messi that won tournaments like La Liga, The Super Cup, and the FIFA Club World Cup.

After serving Barcelona for 3 years, he was replaced by Neymar in the team. He joined Arsenal, and for the club, went on to net 30 goals in the 2016-17 season, becoming the first player since Robin van Persie in 2011–12 to score more than 20 goals in the league. Being miffed with the direction and the management of Arsenal, he finally made his mind to leave the club and join Manchester United. In 2018 January, he joined the ranks of Manchester United. He led his national team in the 2015 Copa America and helped the team reach the finals of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Alexis Sanchez Early Life

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Alexis was born on December 19, 1988, in Tocopilla, Chile to Gullermo Soto and Martina Sanchez. His mother was a fisherwoman who was the only bread earner in the family, while his father was looking for a job when Alexis was born. Tired of being unemployed, he left his family when Alexis was just a few months old. Tocopilla was severely affected by guns and drugs, due to which Alexis’s mother had to struggle a lot to earn clean money. Alexis, in order to earn money, did air flips for 15 cents each. He sometimes also looted children younger than him for money. He liked to play football but didn’t have money to buy even a ball, lend aside boots, so he made ball using rugged clothes picking them up from garbage or dump yard. His determination and will for playing football was unstoppable, and used to play football with players older than him. Initially, he didn’t demand too much money, and all he asked was a pair of boots, and his determination and clean intention towards the game resulted his initial funding for sport accessories being donated by the Mayor of Tocopilla.

Alexis Sanchez Personal Life

alexis sanchez personal life

Alexis Sanchez has dated many film and T.V personalities from South America. After a year of dating with Faloon Larraguibel, the couple broke up, and Sanchez was reportedly with much-rumored girlfriend Laia Grassi, whom he was seeing since 2013. Many said that they have been married to each other but soon after 2014, both broke up, and after Laia he has romantically involved with Chilean actress Mayte Rodriguez.

Alexis Sanchez Professional Life
Alexis Sanchez, after joining Cobreloa, was promoted to the senior team in 2005. He became the youngest player to play in the Copa Libertadores just at the age of the 16. In 2006, Alexis played a major role in making his team the first runners-up of the Copa Sudamericana, and in the same year, he won his first professional title. In 2007, he played a crucial role while playing against ‘Caracas’ in the ‘Copa Libertadores’, netting his first hat-trick that led to his team’s 4-0 win. After playing with Udinese for a few years, Alexis in 2011 joined Barcelona and became the first Chilean player who made it to the Barcelona, but to many injuries, he was unable to play for Barcelona in some major matches, and his season ended with eight goals. In 2014, after recovering from all of his injuries, he started hitting goals, netting a hat-trick against Elche, leading his team to a victory, but Barcelona by then, had decided to let him go. In the same year, he was purchased by Arsenal, and he played his debut match for Arsenal against the Manchester City and secured a 3-0 victory for his side, netting his first goal for Arsenal on August 27, 2014.

Alexis Sanchez Professional Life

By the end of the season, he was the only player that was included in the PFA Team of the Year from Arsenal. Despite being matchless in the first 10 matches of the Premier league in 2015-16, upon his return, he became the only player to score a hat-trick in the Serie A, Premier League, and La Liga, when he netted the hattrick in Arsenal’s 5-2 win over Leicester City. In the 2016-17 season, he won the Player of the Season award for scoring the opening goal against Chelsea in the FA Cup final to secure a win. The next year, he joined Manchester United and became the first Chilean Player to join the team.  He hasn’t been a success and the club have decided to loan him out to Serie A outfit Inter Milan.

For the national team, he was the part of Under-20 team that finished third pat the FIFA Under 20 world Cup 2007. He was also a part of the 2014 World cup and 2015 Copa America team. The team lost the World Cup but won the Copa America which was Chile’s first major football title win ever. In 2016 Copa America, defending their title, Chilean team fought against Argentina in the finals and successfully defended their title, courtesy of Alexis Sanchez, who netted final goal in the match. In 2019 Copa America hosted by Brazil, he played well against China, Ecuador, and Colombia to help his teams qualify for the semi-finals, but eventually, the team lost to Peru by 3-0, and Brazil ended up as the winners.

Clubs Season
Cobrelona 2005-06
Colo-Colo 2006-07
River Plate 2007-08
Udinese 2008-11
Barcelona 2011-14
Arsenal 2014-18
Manchester United 2017-Current
Inter Milan (On Loan) 2019-20




  • Chilean Primera División2006 Clausura2007 Apertura

River Plate

  • Argentine Primera División2008 Clausura


  • La Liga2012–13
  • Copa del Rey2011–12
  • Supercopa de España20112013
  • UEFA Super Cup2011
  • FIFA Club World Cup2011


  • FA Cup2014–152016–17
  • FA Community Shield2014


  • Copa América20152016

Alexis Sanchez Achievement

Alexis Sanchez Achievement

  • Serie A Player of the Month: February 2011
  • PFA Fans’ Premier League Player of the Month: October 2014, October 201 
  • Arsenal Player of the Season: 2014–15, 2016–17
  • PFA Team of the Year2014–15 Premier League
  • BBC Goal of the Month: October 2015 
  • PFA Fans’ Player of the Year2015
  • FSF Player of the Year: 2015
  • Facebook FA Premier League Player of the Year2015
  • FIFA FIFPro World XI 4th team: 2015, 2016, 2017 
  • Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite UK Footballer2015
  • Copa América Golden Ball: 2016
  • Copa América Team of the Tournament: 2016
  • FIFA Confederations Cup Silver Ball: 2017

Physical Measurements
Height: 5ft 7in 
Weight: 62kg
Eye colour: Dark Brown
Hair colour: Black

Alexis Sanchez Personal Details
Full name: Alexis Alejandro Sánchez 
Date of birth: 19 December 1988 
Place of birth: Tocopilla, Chile
Playing position: Winger/ Forward
Nickname: El Nino Maravilla (The Wonder Child)
Education: Unknon 
Relationships: Mayte Rodriguez (girlfriend)
Kids: None
Hobbies: Playing Football, Travelling

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Alexis Sanchez Controversy
After getting involved in a relationship with Chilean Actress Mayte Rodriguez his fans blamed her, for his poor performances. They blamed her for the laziness and weight that Alexis gained.   

Alexis Sanchez Net Worth
Alexis Sanchez’s Net Worth is estimated to be $50 Million dollars

Social Media
Alexis Sanchez Facebook:
Alexis Sanchez Twitter: @Alexis_Sanchez
Alexis Sanchez Instagram: @alexis_official1

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