José Luis Espinosa Arroyo (born 14 July 1991), known as Tiri, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Indian Super League club Mumbai City.

Tiri
Tiri in 2019
Personal information
Full name José Luis Espinosa Arroyo[1]
Date of birth (1991-07-14) 14 July 1991 (age 32)[1]
Place of birth Los Barrios, Spain
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Position(s) Centre-back
Team information
Current team
Mumbai City
Number 4
Youth career
Cádiz
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Cádiz B 49 (0)
2009–2010 Cádiz 1 (0)
2012–2015 Atlético Madrid B 83 (0)
2015 ATK 13 (0)
2016 Atlético Madrid B 9 (0)
2016 ATK 11 (0)
2017 Marbella 6 (0)
2017–2020 Jamshedpur 48 (3)
2020–2023 ATK Mohun Bagan 38 (0)
2023– Mumbai City 20 (1)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 15:22, 15 April 2024 (UTC)

He never played any higher than Segunda División B in his own country, where he made 90 appearances for three clubs. He played over 100 matches in the Indian Super League for ATK, Jamshedpur, ATK Mohun Bagan and Mumbai City, winning the title with the first team in 2016 and being at one point the most-capped foreign player in the history of the competition.[2]

Club career edit

Cádiz edit

Born in Los Barrios, Province of Cádiz, Tiri began his career at Cádiz CF.[3] He was mostly associated to the reserves during his spell and only collected two first-team appearances, the first occurring on 10 May 2009 at the age of 17 as he played the final 25 minutes of a 2–1 Segunda División B away win against CD Guadalajara.[4]

On 1 September 2010, Tiri played the full 90 minutes of a 3–1 home defeat of CE L'Hospitalet in the first round of the Copa del Rey, at the Estadio Ramón de Carranza.[5]

Atlético Madrid edit

Tiri transferred to Atlético Madrid in 2012, being assigned to their B side also in the third tier. He was first choice during his three-year spell, being relegated to Tercera División in his last season.[6]

ATK edit

On 18 June 2015, Tiri signed for Indian Super League defending champions ATK at the same time as compatriot Jaime Gavilán, joining Borja Fernández and Josemi in the club's Spanish contingent.[7] An unused substitute for their first two matches of the campaign, he made his debut on 7 October by playing the entirety of a 1–1 draw at FC Goa in place of Arnab Mondal, who was away playing internationally for India.[8]

Tiri totalled 1,170 minutes of action, in an eventual elimination in the semi-finals by Chennaiyin FC.[9]

Return to Atlético B edit

Tiri returned to Atlético Madrid and its B team on 1 February 2016.[10] However, before playing a game for them, on 16 March he agreed terms to go back to Kolkata for the next season.[11]

ATK return edit

Tiri played 11 matches in his second spell at the Salt Lake Stadium. One of those was in the ISL final, a penalty shootout victory over Kerala Blasters FC on 18 December 2016, thus winning his first league title.[12]

Marbella edit

On 24 January 2017, Tiri returned to Spain's third division, signing with Marbella FC in his native Andalusia.[13] In the second of his six appearances, he was sent off in a 2–1 home loss to Lorca FC.[14]

Jamshedpur edit

Tiri returned to the Indian top flight in July 2017, joining expansion team Jamshedpur FC.[15] He played every minute as they finished fifth, one place off the playoffs, and scored in a 3–2 home win against Delhi Dynamos FC on 21 January 2018.[16]

ATK Mohun Bagan edit

On 12 September 2020, Tiri moved to newly merged ATK Mohun Bagan FC.[17] He made his official debut on 20 November, in a 1–0 away defeat of Kerala Blasters.[18]

Tiri missed the vast majority of the 2022–23 campaign, due to injury.[19]

Mumbai City edit

On 6 July 2023, Tiri signed a one-year contract with Mumbai City FC as a free agent.[20] His debut for The Islanders came in Mumbai's 0-2 loss at home to F.C. Nassaji Mazandaran, where he played the full 90 minutes.[21] His ISL debut for the club came away against NorthEast United as a substitute in the 68th minute, replacing fellow new signing Yoell van Nieff, as Mumbai went on to win 1-2.[22] This was his first ISL appearance since the 21-22 season, following an injury he sustained due to a knee injury ruling him out for over a year.[23] He scored his first goal for Mumbai at home versus former club Jamshedpur FC with a header from a free-kick, the opening goal of the match. However, Mumbai eventually lost the match 2-3, thanks to a brace from Jeremy Manzorro and a goal by Imran Khan.[24]

Career statistics edit

As of 18 April 2023
Club Season League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Cádiz B 2009–10[25] Tercera División 13 0 13 0
2010–11[25] Tercera División 9 0 9 0
2011–12[25] Tercera División 26 0 26 0
Total 48 0 48 0
Cádiz 2009–10[26] Segunda División B 1 0 1 0
2010–11[26] Segunda División B 0 0 1 0 1 0
Total 1 0 1 0 2 0
Atlético Madrid B 2012–13[26] Segunda División B 29 0 23 1
2013–14[26] Segunda División B 25 0 2[a] 0 27 0
2014–15[26] Segunda División B 29 0 29 0
Total 83 0 2 0 85 0
ATK 2015[27] Indian Super League 13 0 13 0
Atlético Madrid B 2015–16[25] Tercera División 9 0 9 0
ATK 2016[27] Indian Super League 11 0 11 0
Marbella 2016–17[25] Segunda División B 6 0 6 0
Jamshedpur 2017–18[27] Indian Super League 18 1 18 1
2018–19[27] Indian Super League 18 1 18 1
2019–20[27] Indian Super League 12 1 12 1
Total 48 3 48 3
ATK Mohun Bagan 2020–21[27] Indian Super League 21 0 21 0
2021–22[27] Indian Super League 17 0 17 0
2022–23[27] Indian Super League 0 0 2[b] 0 2 0
Total 38 0 2 0 40 0
Mumbai City 2023–24[27] Indian Super League 0 0 0 0
Career total 257 3 3 0 2 0 262 3
  1. ^ Appearances in Relegation Play-offs
  2. ^ Appearance(s) in Super Cup

Honours edit

ATK

Mohun Bagan

References edit

  1. ^ a b c Tiri at WorldFootball.net
  2. ^ Issac, Alby (22 April 2020). "5 longest-serving foreign players in ISL". Sportskeeda. Archived from the original on 30 August 2021. Retrieved 30 August 2021.
  3. ^ González, Alessio (21 October 2019). "El barreño Tiri, un veterano en la Superliga india" [Los Barrios native Tiri, a veteran in the Indian Superleague] (in Spanish). Europa Sur. Archived from the original on 12 August 2022. Retrieved 12 August 2022.
  4. ^ Ramírez, Álvaro (10 May 2009). "El Cádiz despide la liga regular a lo campeón (1–2)" [Cádiz say goodbye to regular season like a champion (1–2)] (in Spanish). El Desmarque. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  5. ^ Ramírez, Álvaro (2 September 2010). "El Cádiz se sigue gustando en la Copa (3–1)" [Cádiz still enjoying themselves in Cup (3–1)] (in Spanish). El Desmarque. Archived from the original on 11 October 2017. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  6. ^ Sánchez, Alberto (13 May 2015). "La delicada situación de 'La Academia'" ['The Academy' in dire straits] (in Spanish). Vavel. Archived from the original on 12 August 2022. Retrieved 12 August 2022.
  7. ^ "Atletico de Kolkata confirm the signing of Tiri and Martinez". Goal. 18 June 2015. Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 13 October 2015.
  8. ^ "ISL: 10-man Atletico de Kolkata held to 1–1 draw vs FC Goa". Hindustan Times. 7 October 2015. Archived from the original on 9 October 2015. Retrieved 13 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Chennai set up Goa final with aggregate win over ATK". Onmanorama. 17 December 2015. Archived from the original on 12 August 2022. Retrieved 12 August 2022.
  10. ^ Ramos, Kike (1 February 2016). "'Tiri', un fichaje de altura para el Atlético de Madrid B" ['Tiri', signing of stature for Atlético de Madrid B] (in Spanish). Vavel. Archived from the original on 9 April 2016. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
  11. ^ Mitra, Atanu (17 March 2016). "Indian Super League: Atletico de Kolkata agree terms with Spanish defender Tiri". Goal. Archived from the original on 22 May 2016. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  12. ^ a b "Indian Super League 2016 Final: Kerala Blasters 1–1 (3–4 pen) Atletico de Kolkata – Rojiblancos strike dagger in Tuskers hearts once again". Goal. 18 December 2016. Archived from the original on 19 December 2016. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  13. ^ "El Marbella da la baja a Niko y ficha a 'Tiri'" [Marbella release Niko and sign 'Tiri'] (in Spanish). El Desmarque. 24 January 2017. Archived from the original on 2 March 2017. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  14. ^ "El Marbella cede ante el Lorca tras quedarse con uno menos por expulsión de Tiri (1–2)" [Marbella lose to Lorca after being with one fewer due to Tiri's sending-off (1–2)] (in Spanish). Marbella FC. 26 February 2017. Archived from the original on 31 July 2019. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  15. ^ Roy, Shivayan (27 July 2017). "ISL 2017: Spanish defender Tiri confirms Jamshedpur move". Goal. Archived from the original on 12 October 2017. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  16. ^ "Jamshedpur edges Delhi in 5-goal thriller". The Hindu. 21 January 2018. Archived from the original on 31 July 2019. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  17. ^ "ATK Mohun Bagan FC confirm the capture of Spanish defender Tiri". Indian Super League. 12 September 2020. Archived from the original on 20 September 2020. Retrieved 22 December 2020.
  18. ^ Kumar, Shashwat (20 November 2020). "Kerala Blasters 0–1 ATK Mohun Bagan: Player ratings as Blasters succumb to a narrow defeat | ISL 2020–21". Sportskeeda. Archived from the original on 30 November 2020. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  19. ^ Madhavan, Rahul (10 May 2023). "Spanish defender Tiri bids farewell to ATK Mohun Bagan". Sportskeeda. Retrieved 6 October 2023.
  20. ^ Basu, Ritayan (6 July 2023). "ISL Transfer News: Mumbai City FC sign Tiri on a 1-year contract". News18 India. Retrieved 9 August 2023.
  21. ^ "Nassaji Mazandaran 2-0 Mumbai City FC (18 Sep, 2023) Final Score - ESPN (IN)".
  22. ^ "Match Report: NorthEast United 1-2 Mumbai City FC".
  23. ^ Madhavan, Rahul (10 May 2023). "Spanish defender Tiri bids farewell to ATK Mohun Bagan". Sportskeeda. Retrieved 6 October 2023.
  24. ^ https://www.indiansuperleague.com/news/report-manzorro-leads-jamshedpur-fc-to-comeback-victory-over-mumbaicityfc#:~:text=Manzorro%20struck%20twice%20as%20Jamshedpur,win%20against%20Mumbai%20City%20FC.&text=Jamshedpur%20FC%20sprung%20a%20surprise,ISL)%202023%2D24%20tonight.
  25. ^ a b c d e "Tiri" (in Spanish). La Preferente. Archived from the original on 13 October 2017. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  26. ^ a b c d e "Tiri: Jose Luis Espinosa Arroyo". BDFutbol. Archived from the original on 13 October 2017. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  27. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Tiri". Soccerway. Archived from the original on 3 July 2017. Retrieved 13 October 2017.

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