José Ignacio Zahínos
|Full name||José Ignacio Zahínos Sánchez|
|Date of birth||1 December 1977|
|Place of birth||Madrid, Spain|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|2001||→ Universidad LP (loan)||9||(1)|
|2001–2002||→ Jaén (loan)||16||(1)|
|2003–2004||→ Elche (loan)||6||(1)|
|2007||→ Albacete (loan)||15||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Born in Madrid, Zahínos' professional career began with hometown club Atlético Madrid, making two appearances for the first team in 2000–01's second division. However, he would appear very rarely for the Colchoneros, serving four loan stints in the second level until June 2007 in the process.
In 2007–08, Zahínos moved to Recreativo de Huelva in La Liga on a two-year deal, but had his season cut short due to a serious knee injury, sustained in a 1–0 away win against CA Osasuna in April 2008. Due to this, he missed the entirety of the following campaign, eventually being released by the Andalusians in the 2009 summer.
Zahínos retired shortly after, starting as a coach in Atlético's youth ranks.
- El niño del pescadero (The boy from the fish market); El Mundo, 27 October 2005 (in Spanish)
- Zahínos rescinde su contrato con el Atlético (Zahínos terminates his contract with Atlético); Marca, 30 August 2007 (in Spanish)
- Aguiar leaves Porto, Kuban coup; UEFA.com, 31 August 2007
- Zahínos se somete a una artroscopia y será baja el resto de temporada (Zahínos undergoes arthroscopy and will miss rest of season); Marca, 14 April 2009 (in Spanish)