|Full name||José Alberto Batista González|
|Date of birth||6 March 1962|
|Place of birth||Colonia, Uruguay|
|Height||1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)|
Born in Colonia del Sacramento, Batista played for a number of clubs in Uruguay and Argentina, starting his career with C.A. Cerro and joining giants Club Atlético Peñarol in 1983. In 1985, he joined Deportivo Español in the latter nation, where he would spend the next decade.
Batista made a brief return to his country's top division in 1995, with Rampla Juniors. He spent his final three years with Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy, Deportivo Español and Argentino de Quilmes, the latter in the Argentine second level.
During the 1986 FIFA World Cup qualifiers Batista scored a crucial goal in a 2–1 home triumph over Chile, his only for the country; in the final stages' second game, on 13 June 1986, he was sent off after less than one minute of play for a reckless challenge on Scotland's Gordon Strachan, as Uruguay eventually bowed out in the round-of-16.