|Full name||Raúl Cárdenas de la Vega|
|Date of birth||30 October 1928|
|Place of birth||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Date of death||26 March 2016(aged 87)|
|Place of death||Cuernavaca, Mexico|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|1947–1950||Real Club España|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Cárdenas began playing football with Real Club España, making his Mexican Primera División debut against Asturias F.C. in the 1947–48 season. He would play three seasons with España before the club withdrew from the league. He also competed for Mexico at the 1948 Summer Olympics.
He also coached the national team in the 1970 FIFA World Cup, held in home soil, where they reached the quarterfinals for the first time in history. He also managed Cruz Azul towards their first 5 titles in 7 years in 8 finals. He also managed Club America for their 3rd title.
- Primera División (5): 1968-69, Mexico '70, 1971–72, 1972–73, 1973–74
- Primera División (1):1975-76
- "Este fue, es y será tu equipo: Zacatepec" [This was, is and will be your team: Zacatepec] (in Spanish). El Sol de Cuernavaca. 10 January 2012.
- "Raúl Cárdenas Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 12 November 2009.
- Appearances for Mexico National Team - RSSSF
- "Former Mexico coach Raul Cardenas dead". SK Football. 28 March 2016. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
- Raúl Cárdenas at National-Football-Teams.com