José María Cárdenas

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José Maria Cárdenas
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Cárdenas while playing for América
Personal information
Full name José Maria Cárdenas López
Date of birth (1985-04-02) April 2, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Zacatecas, Zacatecas, Mexico
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Forward, Left Winger/Wingback
Club information
Current team
Number 6
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Atlante 70 (5)
2008–2009 Pachuca 39 (5)
2009–2012 Santos Laguna 80 (2)
2012– América 35 (0)
2013 Morelia (loan) 35 (2)
2014– León (loan) 10 (1)
National team
2009– Mexico 4 (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.[1]

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.

Club career[edit]


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.


International career[edit]

He made his debut with the Mexican national team on March 11, 2009 in a friendly against Bolivia and scored in his debut.

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. March 11, 2009 Commerce City, Colorado, United States  Bolivia 5–1 Win Friendly


International appearances[edit]

As of July 20, 2013






  • CONCACAF Gold Cup: 2009


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