Dani Sánchez

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Dani Sánchez
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Sánchez in 2012
Medal record
Men's three-cushion billiards
Representing Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
World Games
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2001 Akita Individual
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2005 Duisburg Individual
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2017 Wrocław Individual
UMB World Three-cushion Championship
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1998 Individual
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2005 Individual
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2010 Individual
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2016 Individual
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1996 Individual
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2007 Individual
CEB European Three-cushion Championship
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1997 Individual
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2000 Individual
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2006 Individual
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2007 Individual
Three-Cushion World Cup
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1995 Individual
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1996 Individual
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2004 Individual
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2006 Individual
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2015 Individual

Daniel Sánchez Gálvez (born 3 March 1974 in Santa Coloma de Gramenet, and best known as Dani Sánchez) is a Spanish professional carom billiards player who plays for FC Porto a club he has represented for the last 21 years. [1] [2]



He first reached the finals of the UMB World Three-cushion Championship in 1996, but finished 2nd to Christian Rudolph. He successfully took the title in 1998, defeating 14-time World Champion Torbjörn Blomdahl. He won it again in 2005 against Jean Paul de Bruijn, in 2010 against Eddy Leppens and in 2016 against Kim Haeng-jik. [3]

Sánchez is a winner of the CEB European Three-cushion Championship twice (1997 and 2000) and is a 31-time Spanish national Champion. He is 15-time Three-cushion Billiard champion of Spain.

He also won three gold medals at The World Games in three-cushion in 2001, 2005 and 2017, defeating Dick Jaspers on the first two occasions and Marco Zanetti at the latest edition. [3] By 2015 he won his fifth Overall-World Cup title. [4]


His highest run (HR) in competition is 23 (2016 Spanish Championship) which is also the new Spanish record, [5] and his best game average is 5 (50 points in 10 innings ). By 2016 he is the 18-time National Champion with two records, beside the high-run he also put up the general average (GA) record up to 2.247. [6]

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  2. "Players profile". AZ-Billiards. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
  3. 1 2 "Achievements". Kozoom. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
  4. Frits Bakker (18 December 2015). "Dani Sánchez dies a thousand deaths and takes the Cup". Kozoom. Retrieved 25 December 2016. The Spanish star player Dani Sánchez has already crowned himself with the overall victory in the World Cup cycle 2015.
  5. Frits Bakker (13 February 2016). "Spanish record run Dani Sánchez: 23 !!". Kozoom. Retrieved 25 December 2016. Dani brought the Spanish high run record to 23 (!) in his match against Andrés Carrion. His highest run so far was 22.
  6. Frits Bakker (14 February 2016). "Dani Sánchez: 18th title with two records". Kozoom. Retrieved 25 December 2016. The crown of the Spanish champion was shining more than ever after the eighteenth victory in his home land.
Preceded by
World Games – Three-cushion Champion
2001, 2005, 2017
Succeeded by
Dick Jaspers