José Carlos Fernández Vázquez
José Carlos in action for AEK Athens in 2011
|Full name||José Carlos Fernández Vázquez|
|Date of birth||17 July 1987|
|Place of birth||Minas de Ríotinto, Spain|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Winger / Forward|
|2011||→ Cartagena (loan)||12||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 June 2016.
Born in Minas de Ríotinto, Province of Huelva, José Carlos grew in Sevilla FC's youth system, making his first-team debut on 15 February 2009 as he played two minutes in a 2–0 away win against RCD Espanyol. He added five more the following week, also in La Liga, a 1–0 home success over Atlético Madrid.
On 3 April 2010, as a second-half substitute, José Carlos scored his first league goal for Sevilla (after two in the season's Copa del Rey against CF Atlético Ciudad, in a 5–1 home win), in the side's 3–0 home defeat of CD Tenerife.
With the arrival of new coach Gregorio Manzano, José Carlos fell out favour and was sent on loan to FC Cartagena in Segunda División, until June 2011. Late into that month he agreed terms with AEK Athens FC, signing a one-year deal with the Greek club and reuniting with former Sevilla coach (main squad and reserves) Manuel Jiménez, as well as teammate Cala.
José Carlos scored his first competitive goal for AEK against FC Dinamo Tbilisi in a UEFA Europa League qualifier, the game's only in a home fixture. He added a second in the same competition against SK Sturm Graz – group stage 1–2 home loss –as the team only earned three points in six games.
In July 2012, José Carlos returned to Spain and signed for Rayo Vallecano in the top division. After being regularly used during his first season, he suffered a serious knee injury which took him out of the majority of the following.
On 12 July 2014, José Carlos signed a one-year deal with Córdoba CF who had just promoted to the top flight. His first and only appearance for the side occurred on 25 October 2014, and it consisted of 18 minutes in a 1–1 home draw against Real Sociedad; a day later, he again suffered an injury.
On 13 November 2014, José Carlos terminated his contract with the Verdiblancos.
On 9 December 2015, after trials at Recreativo de Huelva and UE Llagostera, José Carlos signed a short-term deal with the latter club. He contributed with 557 minutes during the campaign, and his team suffered relegation from second level.
- Kanouté se aprovecha de un enfermo (Kanouté takes advantage of the sick); Marca, 15 February 2009 (Spanish)
- El Sevilla vuelve a golear y pasa a octavos tras un partido de trámite (Sevilla routs again and reaches last-16 after procedure of a match); Diario AS, 10 November 2009 (Spanish)
- Sevilla end winless run; ESPN Soccernet, 3 April 2010
- José Carlos se marcha cedido al Cartagena (José Carlos goes to Cartagena on loan); Orgullo de Nervión, 31 January 2011 (Spanish)
- Announcement; AEK Athens, 5 July 2011
- El AEK de Atenas ficha a José Carlos y Juan Cala (AEK Athens signs José Carlos and Juan Cala); Diario AS, 5 July 2011 (Spanish)
- Sturm hit back to defeat ten-man AEK Athens; UEFA.com, 29 September 2011
- José Carlos: "Espero devolver al Rayo la confianza demostrada" (José Carlos: "I hope to give back to Rayo the trust"); Diario AS, 12 July 2012 (Spanish)
- José Carlos sufre una rotura del ligamento cruzado anterior (José Carlos suffers anterior cruciate ligament rupture); Europa Press, 21 August 2013 (Spanish)
- José Carlos se resiente de su rodilla (José Carlos' knee relapses); Marca, 31 March 2014 (Spanish)
- José Carlos, nueva incorporación del Córdoba CF (José Carlos, new addition of Córdoba CF); Córdoba CF, 12 July 2014 (Spanish)
- José Carlos, lesión de rodilla izquierda (José Carlos, left knee injury); ABC, 9 November 2014 (Spanish)
- José Carlos se desvincula del Córdoba (José Carlos cuts ties with Córdoba); Marca, 13 November 2014 (Spanish)
- José Carlos, exfutbolista de Sevilla, Rayo y Córdoba, a prueba en el 'Recre' (José Carlos, former footballer of Sevilla, Rayo and Córdoba, on trial at Recre); Mundo Deportivo, 22 September 2015 (Spanish)
- José Carlos, nuevo jugador del Llagostera (José Carlos, new player of Llagostera); Sport, 9 December 2015 (Spanish)
- José Carlos, nou fitxatge del Nàstic (José Carlos, new signing of Nàstic); Gimnàstic Tarragona, 5 July 2016 (Catalan)