Tiri (footballer)

José Luis Espinosa Arroyo (born 14 July 1991), known as Tiri, is a Spanish footballer who plays for Indian club Jamshedpur FC as a defender.

Tiri in 2019
Personal information
Full name José Luis Espinosa Arroyo
Date of birth (1991-07-14) 14 July 1991
Place of birth Los Barrios, Spain
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Number 4
Youth career
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– Jamshedpur 40 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 November 2019

He never played any higher than Segunda División B in his own country, where he made 90 appearances for three clubs. He played over 60 matches in the Indian Super League for ATK and Jamshedpur, winning the title with the former in 2016.

Club career


Born in Los Barrios, Province of Cádiz, Tiri began his career at Cádiz CF. 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.[1]

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.[2]

Atlético Madrid

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

Atlético Kolkata

On 18 June 2015, Tiri signed for Indian Super League defending champions Atlético de Kolkata at the same time as compatriot Jaime Gavilán, joining Borja Fernández and Josemi in the club's Spanish contingent.[3] 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;[4] he totalled 1,170 minutes of action, in an eventual elimination in the semi-finals by Chennaiyin FC.

Tiri returned to Atlético Madrid and its B-team on 1 February 2016.[5] However, before playing a game for them, on 16 March he agreed terms to go back to Kolkata for the next season.[6]

One of Tiri's appearances during the campaign included the entirety of the final, a penalty shootout victory over Kerala Blasters FC on 18 December.[7]

Marbella / Jamshedpur

On 24 January 2017, Tiri returned to Spain's third division, signing with Marbella FC in his native Andalusia.[8] In the second of his six appearances, he was sent off in a 2–1 home loss to Lorca FC.[9]

Tiri returned to the Indian top flight in July 2017, joining expansion team Jamshedpur FC.[10] He played every minute as they finished in fifth, one place off the playoffs, and scored in a 3–2 home win against Delhi Dynamos FC on 21 January 2018.[11]

Career statistics

As of 27 February 2019
Club Season League Cup Other Total
Cádiz B 2009–10[12] Tercera División 130130
2010–11[12] Tercera División 9090
2011–12[12] Tercera División 260260
Total 480480
Cádiz 2009–10[13] Segunda División B 100010
2010–11[13] Segunda División B 001010
Total 101020
Atlético Madrid B 2012–13[13] Segunda División B 290231
2013–14[13] Segunda División B 2502[lower-alpha 1]0270
2014–15[13] Segunda División B 290290
Total 83020850
ATK 2015[14] Indian Super League 130130
Atlético Madrid B 2015–16[12] Tercera División 9090
ATK 2016[14] Indian Super League 110110
Marbella 2016–17[12] Segunda División B 600060
Jamshedpur 2017–18[14] Indian Super League 181181
Jamshedpur 2018–19[14] Indian Super League 181181
Career total 207010202102
  1. Appearances in Relegation Play-offs


Atlético de Kolkata


  1. 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. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  2. 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. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  3. "Atletico de Kolkata confirm the signing of Tiri and Martinez". Goal. 18 June 2015. Retrieved 13 October 2015.
  4. "ISL: 10-man Atletico de Kolkata held to 1–1 draw vs FC Goa". Hindustan Times. 7 October 2015. Retrieved 13 October 2015.
  5. 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. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
  6. Mitra, Atanu (17 March 2016). "Indian Super League: Atletico de Kolkata agree terms with Spanish defender Tiri". Goal. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  7. "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. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  8. "El Marbella da la baja a Niko y ficha a 'Tiri'" [Marbella release Niko and sign 'Tiri'] (in Spanish). El Desmarque. 24 January 2017. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  9. "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. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  10. Roy, Shivayan (27 July 2017). "ISL 2017: Spanish defender Tiri confirms Jamshedpur move". Goal. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  11. "Jamshedpur edges Delhi in 5-goal thriller". The Hindu. 21 January 2018. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  12. "Tiri" (in Spanish). La Preferente. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  13. "Tiri: Jose Luis Espinosa Arroyo". BDFutbol. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  14. "Tiri". Soccerway. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
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