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José Espinal
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Full name José Elpys Espinal Marte
Date of birth 14 November 1982 (1982-11-14) (age 38)
Place of birth Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2001 Atalanta 3 (0)
2001–2002 Alzano 14 (1)
2002–2003 AlbinoLeffe 5 (1)
2003–2004 Nuova Albano 11 (1)
2004 Saronno 10 (1)
2004–2005 Sapri 4 (0)
2005–2006 Sanremese 27 (0)
2006–2009 Novara 48 (4)
2008–2009 → Gela (loan) 18 (2)
2009 Rovigo (loan) 11 (4)
2009–2010 Cesena 1 (0)
2010 → Giacomense (loan) 14 (1)
2010–2012 Eupen 56 (8)
2012–2013 Verbano 13 (4)
2013–2015 Carlin's Boys
2015–2016 Pietra Ligure
2018– Ospedaletti Calcio
National team
2014 Dominican Republic 2 (0)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 September 2014

José Elpys Espinal Marte (born 14 November 1982) is a Dominican footballer who plays as a forward. He also holds Italian citizenship.

He is the twin brother of Vinicio Espinal.

Career

Along with his twin brother Edwards Vinicio Espinal, both started their career at Atalanta. José left for Serie C1 clubs from 2001 to 2003 and from 2003 to 2005 played at Serie D clubs. He played all 4 matches in promotion playoffs 2005, and scored 5 goals.

In 2005, he returned to professional football for Sanremese at Serie C2. In the next season he signed for Novara of Serie C1. He failed secured a regular place in 2007–08 season, and left for Lega Pro Seconda Divisione clubs on loan.

On 31 August 2009, José Espinal was swapped for Christian Jidayi of Cesena. He played his first Serie B match for Cesena on 5 January 2010.

On 20 January 2010 he was loaned to Giacomense.

On 13 July 2010 he signed a one-year contract for the newly promoted Belgian club AS Eupen.

In December 2013, Espinal joined to Carlin's Boys.

Internationally, José received his first call for Dominican Republic in August 2011 to participate in two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches against El Salvador and Surinam, but he did not appear. He made his senior debut on 30 August 2014, when he was a starter in a lost friendly against El Salvador.

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