Jose Altamirano

Jose Altamirano
Jose Altamirano
Jose Altamirano
Real Name: Jose Altamirano
HT: 5' 7" WT: 135
Age: 26 (07/17/1991)
Birthplace: San Diego, California
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.

Playmaker who trained with Liga MX's Xolos Tijuana after being snubbed by the MLS Player Combine.

What Scouts Say: "Big-time talent ... Out of high school (he was US youth national team as a youth) the talk about him was that he was going to every club in the world ... One of those little playmaking guys who can also play wide ... Really good feet ... Struggled to impact the game and only played 45 minutes a game ... Made you wonder: Was it fitness? Should be a 70-minute guy ... Very, very good feet. Very talented ... Great vision ... Fitness, work rate and athleticism go against him ... Will play attacking midfielder, underneath forward or out wide ... Great feet, good soccer IQ, good quickness ... Durability questions ... He's a one-way guy ... Played in the hole as the guy who did not defend ... Luxury player for San Diego State ... Potentially one of those guys that does well when things going well and not as well when things are not ... He's a tweener ... Works more on both sides of the ball and he's better in front of goal finding passing seams ... The game has to find him. He doesn't find the game ... Once he has it, he does good things ... Excellent until he went to college ... He's good, but he didn't want any pressure on him ... He didn't want the game to be fast."

Collegiate Honors

  • U.S. U-20 National Team Member
  • 2011 All-Pac-12 (Second Team)
  • 2011 Pac-12 All-Academic Team (Honorable Mention)
  • 2011 Top Drawer Soccer Upperclassmen Top 100
  • 2011 Top Drawer Soccer Pac-12 Top 20
  • 2011 Courtyard Marriott San Diego Central Most Valuable Player
  • 2011 College Soccer News National Team of the Week (Sept. 12)
  • Pac-12 Player of the Week (Sept. 13)
  • 2011 Soccer America Team of the Week (Sept. 14)
  • 2011 Top Drawer Soccer Top-100 Player
  • 2010 All-Pac-10 (Second Team)
  • 2010 Pac-10 All-Academic Team (First Team)
  • 2010 Top Drawer Soccer Pac-10 Player to Watch
  • 2010 Middleton Sports and Fitness Festival Most Valuable Player
  • 2009 All-Pac-10 (Honorable Mention)
  • 2009 College Soccer News 100 Freshmen to Keep an Eye On
  • 2009's 50-Most Influential in San Diego County Soccer

    2011: A 2011 all-Pac-12 second-team selection and all-academic honorable mention pick ... Pac-12 Player of the Week on Sept. 13 ... Named to the national team of the week on Sept. 12 by College Soccer News and on Sept. 14 by Soccer America ... MVP of the Courtyard Marriott San Diego Central Soccer Tournament ... Started all 19 games for the Scarlet and Black, logging a total of 1,458 minutes ... Scored three goals and had three helpers ... His nine points tied him for fourth-best on the team with Tyler Smith ... Tallied the game winner in a 2-0 victory vs. No. 21 Penn (Sept. 11) ... Recorded 14 shots on goal on 36 tries, good for a shooting percentage of .389 ... His 52 corner kicks were a team high. 2010: Was named a second-team all-Pac-10 selection after earning honorable mention accolades as a freshman ... Also was named a first-team Pac-10 All-Academic Team pick ... Had 11 points, which ranked second on the team ... Led the team with nine assists ... The nine helpers ranked third in the Pac-10, while his 0.47 assists per game was second ... The nine assists were the most by an Aztec since Kenny Fechner had 10 in 2003 and tied for the 12th-most in program single-season history ... Three of his assists led to game-winning goals ... Was one of five Aztecs to start all 19 games ... Logged 1,549 minutes (81:32 per game), the most of all midfielders and forwards ... Took 75.3 percent (64-of-85) of the team's corner kicks ... Had an assist in the opener at Loyola Marymount (Sept. 1), and also vs. Oakland (Sept. 12), vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Sept. 19), vs. Albany (Sept. 26) and Oregon State (Oct. 1) ... Had his first multi-assist game of his career with two helpers against Washington on Oct. 3 ... Assisted on a goal and had a career-high eight corner kicks against California on Oct. 22 ... Added a helper against Cal State Fullerton (Oct. 30) ... Scored his second career goal and first-ever game-winner at Oregon State in a 1-0 SDSU win on Nov. 5 ... Recorded a career-high three shots on goal versus UCLA on Nov. 13 ... San Diego State was 5-2-2 when he had at least one point.

    2009: Had a solid first season, that went on well into 2010 after he played with the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team ... Assisted on the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps at the Dallas Cup XXXI on March 29 ... Earned honorable mention all-Pac-10 honors ... Was one of just six freshmen on the 45-member all-conference squad ... Came into the season as College Soccer News' 100 Freshmen to Keep an Eye On and's 38th-Most Influential Person in San Diego County Soccer ... Scored one goal and added two assists ... Added 17 shots (six on net) ... One of three Aztecs to play in all 18 games ... Started nine of those 18 games ... Played 1,362 minutes (75.7 minutes per game), the second-most among non-defenders and goalkeepers ... Had three points (one goal, one assist) in league action ... Made his collegiate debut in the opener, registering one shot in 54 minutes off the bench in SDSU's 2-1 loss to Loyola Marymount ... Put together a string of five consecutive games with at least one shot from Sept. 11-Sept. 27, averaging 97.8 minutes per game over that span ... Had the assist on Raymundo Reza's game-winning goal in San Diego State's 4-2 win over No. 6 UC Santa Barbara on Sept. 25 ... Had a career-high four shots in a 1-0 Aztec win over Princeton on Sept. 27 ... Scored the team's first career goal in a 2-1 loss at Oregon State on Oct. 4 ... Fired two shots (one on net) and added an assist in the Aztecs' 2-0 win at No. 11 California on Oct. 25 ... Had a shot on goal in four of the team's final five contests ... SDSU was 3-2-4 when he earned the starting nod.

    High School: Comes to The Mesa as one of the most heralded recruits in the program's history ... A member of three U.S. national team age groups (U-20, U-18, U-17) ... Ranked No. 3 recruit by and No. 5 by Top Drawer Soccer ... Three-time NSCAA Youth All-American at local Southwest High School ... Also garnered All-America accolades from EA Sports, Parade Magazine and after the 2008 campaign ... Named the CIF Player of the Year and San Diego County's Player of the Year.

    Personal: Son of Gabriela Jimenez ... Undecided on a major.


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