Manuel Jesús Cid Salas (Salteras, Seville, March 10, 1974), known within the world of bullfighting as "El Cid", is a Spanish bullfighter.
Take the alternative in Las Ventas de Madrid, on the afternoon of April 23, 2000, with the bull "Graciosa" from the cattle ranch of José Vázquez, being cheered. The godfather is David Luguillano and the witness, Finito de Córdoba.
It is confirmed in Bogotá, on February 20, 2005, with Enrique Ponce de Padrino and Paco Perlaza as a witness.
A bullfighter who stands out for something is fundamentally the power of his crutch. A left with a prodigious doll that has managed to embark on the natural as anyone with livestock as legendary and hard as that of "Victorino Martin."
Torero favorite for many years of the fans of La Ventas (Madrid) from which he has left twice through the Puerta Grande and that could have been many more if it was not for his work with the sword.
With the "tizona", as opposed to his nickname, has always been his Achilles heel. He has lost many big wins in places of great importance because of his irregularity with the sword.
He has left four times through the Door of the Prince of the Royal Maestranza of Seville on 27-3-2005; 7-4-2005; 23-9-2006 and 19-04-2007, as well as twice through the Puerta Grande of the Las Ventas bullring in Madrid on 3-6-2005 and 22-5-2006
During the 20 years of alternative, everyone has fought in Madrid (Las Ventas). Not many bullfighters can say this and also in some years, on several occasions. Fundamental square in his bullfighting career.
El Cid has declared itself a follower of bullfighters of reference as Antoñete or Paco Camino.
His problem with the sword has been his great defect and he recognizes it in the year of his farewell. “I have been a good bullfighter, but I have not been a good bullfighter, my defect has been the sword. Based on training and training I have improved but I go with that thorn. Imagine what would have meant those afternoons in Madrid in which the sword did not enter ... you have to accept it. ”
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