José María Cárdenas

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José Maria Cárdenas
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Cárdenas while playing for América
Personal information
Full name José Maria Cárdenas López
Date of birth (1985-04-02) April 2, 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Zacatecas, Zacatecas, Mexico
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Forward, Left Winger/Wingback
Club information
Current team
Number 26
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Atlante 70 (5)
2008–2009 Pachuca 39 (5)
2009–2012 Santos Laguna 79 (2)
2012–2014 América 37 (2)
2013 Morelia (loan) 17 (1)
2014 León (loan) 18 (1)
2014–2015 León 31 (2)
2015–2016 Tijuana 22 (0)
2016– Dorados 4 (3)
National team
2009– Mexico 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 July 2016.

José Maria Cárdenas López (born April 2, 1985) is a Mexican footballer, who is playing for Dorados de Sinaloa in the Ascenso MX. He previously played for Atlante, Pachuca, Santos Laguna, and Monarcas Morelia, before transferring to León.

Cárdenas received his first call-up to the Mexico national team in a friendly against Bolivia, scoring his first goal as well in a 5–1 victory. He was also called up to play the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament with Mexico.

Club career[edit]


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. 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.[1] 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.


International career[edit]

He made his debut with the Mexico national team on March 11, 2009 in a friendly against Bolivia and scored in his debut.

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. March 11, 2009 Commerce City, Colorado, United States  Bolivia 5–1 Win Friendly


International appearances[edit]

As of July 20, 2013






  • CONCACAF Gold Cup: 2009


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