|Full name||Julio Cardeñosa Rodríguez|
|Date of birth||27 October 1949|
|Place of birth||Valladolid, Spain|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Cardeñosa arrived at Real Betis from local Real Valladolid in 1974, and remained there until his retirement. Left-footed, he possessed great technical ability, which belied his thin physical build. He amassed nearly 400 appearances overall for the Andalusians, 306 in ten La Liga seasons, and helped the club lift the domestic cup in 1977.
Cardeñosa retired at almost 36, then took up coaching, mainly in the region; he started as a youth manager at Betis, and had two meaningless stints with the first team, namely in 1990–91's topflight - seven matches, with eventual relegation.
He returned to Betis in 2010, as part of newly appointed manager Pepe Mel's coaching staff.
He was subsequently picked for the final stages in Argentina; there, he notoriously missed an open goal chance in the group stage against Brazil in an eventual 0–0 draw, with Spain being eliminated precisely by the South Americans.1 Cardeñosa also represented the nation at UEFA Euro 1980.
- Spanish Cup: 1976–77
- De Cardeñosa a Salinas (From Cardeñosa to Salinas); El Mundo, 10 July 1994 (Spanish)
- BDFutbol player profile
- BDFutbol coach profile
- National team data (Spanish)
- Julio Cardeñosa at National-Football-Teams.com
- Julio Cardeñosa – FIFA competition record