José María Cárdenas
Cárdenas while playing for América
|Full name||José Maria Cárdenas López|
|Date of birth||April 2, 1985|
|Place of birth||Zacatecas, Zacatecas, Mexico|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Playing position||Forward, Left Winger/Wingback|
|2013||→ Morelia (loan)||35||(2)|
|2014–||→ León (loan)||10||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 27, 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
José Maria Cárdenas López (born April 2, 1985) is a Mexican footballer currently playing for León in the Liga MX on loan from Club América. He previously played for Atlante, Pachuca, Santos Laguna, and Monarcas Morelia, before transferring to León. Although part of the team, Cárdenas was not able to play a part in Atlante's 2007 Apertura championship campaign, winning in the final against UNAM.
Cárdenas received his first call-up to the Mexican national team in a friendly match against Bolivia, scoring his first goal as well in a 5–1 victory. He was also called up to play the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament with Mexico.
He made his Primera División debut with Atlante on August 24, 2005 in a 2–2 draw against San Luis during the 2005 Apertura tournament. During that season, he only amassed 9 league matches, scoring no goals. During the 2006 Clausura, José María played in all 17 league matches, helping Atlante reach the play-offs. His last season with the Cancún-based club was the 2008 Clausura, playing only one match. In total, Cárdenas played 70 matches for Atlante, and scored 5 goals.
|1.||March 11, 2009||Commerce City, Colorado, United States||Bolivia||5–1||Win||Friendly|
As of July 20, 2013
|1.||March 11, 2009||Commerce City, Colorado, United States||Bolivia||5–1||Friendly|
|2.||June 28, 2009||Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, United States||Guatemala||0–0||Friendly|
|3.||February 9, 2011||Georgia Dome, Atlanta, United States||Bosnia-Herzegovina||2–0||Friendly|
|4.||July 20, 2013||Georgia Dome, Atlanta, United States||Trinidad and Tobago||1–0||2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
- CONCACAF Gold Cup: 2009
- "José María Cárdenas statistics" (in Spanish). Televisa Deportes.
- "Jose Maria Cardenas's Senior National Team Goals".
- "Jose Maria Cardenas's Senior National Team Appearances".
- José María Cárdenas profile at Soccerway
- José María Cárdenas at ESPN FC
- José María Cárdenas Liga MX stats at Medio Tiempo.com (Spanish)
- José María Cárdenas at National-Football-Teams.com