José de la Cuesta

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José de la Cuesta
Personal information
Full name José Julián de la Cuesta Herrera
Date of birth (1983-02-10) 10 February 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Medellín, Colombia
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Santa Fe
Number 2
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2001 Atlético Nacional 41 (5)
2002 Austria Vienna 1 (0)
2002 → Untersiebenbrunn (loan)
2003 Atlético Nacional 7 (0)
2004–2010 Cádiz 83 (6)
2006–2007 Valladolid (loan) 10 (2)
2010–2011 Albacete 27 (1)
2014– Santa Fe 14 (1)
National team
2003 Colombia U-20 7 (1)
2005–2006 Colombia 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 February 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is De la Cuesta and the second or maternal family name is Herrera.

José Julián de la Cuesta Herrera (born 10 February 1983) is a Colombian footballer who plays as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Born in Medellín, de la Cuesta started playing football with local Atlético Nacional. In January 2004, after an unassuming spell in Austria and a brief return to his first club, he signed with Spain's Cádiz CF, where he would remain for the better part of the following six 1/2 seasons.

With the Andalusia outfit, de la Cuesta competed in all three major levels of Spanish football. He played 15 games in La Liga in the 2005–06 campaign, which ended in relegation; his best output consisted of 25 matches and one goal in 2007–08, with his team also dropping down a level, now from the second division.

Released by Cádiz in the 2010 summer, de la Cuesta joined another side in the country, Albacete Balompié, having his season curtailed after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury to his left knee[1] and again suffering team relegation from the second level.

International career[edit]

De la Cuesta represented Colombia at the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship in the United Arab Emirates, partnering Pablo Pachón in central defense as the national team finished third.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "José Julián de la Cuesta, con rotura de ligamento, agradece apoyo del Cádiz" [José Julián de la Cuesta, with ruptured ligament, thanks Cádiz support] (in Spanish). El Colombiano. 13 April 2011. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "La pareja perfecta" [The perfect pair] (in Spanish). El Tiempo. 16 December 2003. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  3. ^ José de la CuestaFIFA competition record

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