José de la Cuesta
|Full name||José Julián de la Cuesta Herrera|
|Date of birth||10 February 1983|
|Place of birth||Medellín, Colombia|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2002||→ Untersiebenbrunn (loan)|
|2006–2007||→ Valladolid (loan)||10||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 December 2016|
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-and-a-half seasons.
With the Andalusia side, 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 tier, now from the second division.
Released by Cádiz in the 2010 summer, de la Cuesta joined another club in the country, Albacete Balompié, having his season curtailed after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury to his left knee and again suffering team relegation from division two.
- "José Julián de la Cuesta, con rotura de ligamento, agradece apoyo del Cádiz" [José Julián de la Cuesta, with ruptured ligament, thanks Cádiz support]. El Colombiano (in Spanish). 13 April 2011. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
- "La pareja perfecta" [The perfect pair]. El Tiempo (in Spanish). 16 December 2003. Retrieved 13 December 2012.
- José de la Cuesta – FIFA competition record (archive)