Born in Los Barrios in Spain, Jose started his career at the age of 17 with Cadiz in the second division of La Liga. After three seasons he moved to Atlético de Madrid B, whose satellite club is Atlético de Kolkata. Jose, who also goes by the name Tiri, has, since 2012, played 81 matches for the Madrid B team. He is known for his energetic work as a defender besides being able to play in both left-back and central roles. Tiri made 13 appearances for ATK in Hero ISL 2015 and will be looking to renew his partnership with Arnab Mondal ahead of the new season.