Bullfighter Spanish, born on July 23, 1939 in Garafía (Tenerife), and died in Madrid on 27 July 1971.
On August 8, 1965 took the alternative in the Bullring in Benidorm (Alicante), sponsored by the controversial Manuel Benítez Pérez ("El Cordobés") and accompanied by Manuel Herrero, who became the times of witness. On October 12 of that year, in the plaza Monumental de Las Ventas (Madrid), confirmed his bullfighting PhD thanks to the patronage of Andrés Mazariegos Vázquez ("Andrés Vázquez") and the testimony of Enrique Trujillo.
His bullfighting career was fatally truncated when, on the afternoon of July 25, 1971, José Mata García opened the plaza de toros of Villanueva de los Infantes (Ciudad Real) accompanied in the cartel by Francisco Ceballos and Antonio Millán ("Carnicerito of Úbeda'). To enter the bull killing rattlesnakes, belonging to the blemish of don Luis cold Piqueras, the horned wounded him critically in the right thigh. Transferred urgently to the sanatorium of Bullfighters site in the capital of Spain, José Mata died there after two days.