* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 September 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
José Maria Cárdenas López (born April 2, 1985) is a Mexican footballer currently playing for Monarcas Morelia in the Liga MX on loan from Club América. He previously played for Atlante, Pachuca, and Santos Laguna, before transferring to Morelia. 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.
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.