Isaias Sanchez Cortés (9 February 1987), known as Isaías, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Adelaide United FC in the A-League, as a midfielder.
Born in Sabadell, Catalonia, Isaías started playing professionally with CF Badalona in the third division, appearing in four full seasons with the team. In 2010, he signed for RCD Espanyol, but spent the vast majority of his first year registered with the reserves in the fourth level.
On 10 April 2011, Isaías made his first-team and La Liga debut, playing the last 22 minutes of a 0–0 away draw against Hércules CF.He spent the following two seasons on loan to SD Ponferradina,contributing with 27 games and one goal to help the club return to division two.
In July 2013, Isaías was signed by Spanish Head Coach of Adelaide United Josep Gombau along with Sergio Cirio, penning a two-year contract.
Playing as a defensive midfielder for Adelaide United, Isaias can switch between defensive and offensive positions, and also drops into defence, allowing the full-backs to push forward. He is known for his ability to control the pace and intensity of the game, keep possession of the ball and launch attacks when his team plays from defence to attack.
He was described by Adelaide manager Josep Gombau as his “foot soldier”, being a complete footballer with technique, speed and controlled aggression.
On 23 April 2014, Isaías was awarded the Adelaide United Club Champion Award for his performances in the 2013/14 A-League season.
Isaias was a key member of the team that won the inaugural FFA Cup in 2014, Adelaide’s first trophy in 10 years.
Isaias Sanchez once again lead the way in the Hyundai A-League with an impressive 1686 completed passes for the 2014/15 season. Isaias completed 100 more masses than any other player in the competition and was also one of the most accurate with 80.3% passing accuracy.
- Adelaide United Club Champion Award (2013/14)
- Australian FFA Cup Winner (2014)
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