José Joaquín Matos García
|Full name||José Joaquín Matos García|
|Date of birth||6 May 1995|
|Place of birth||Utrera, Spain|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Playing position||Left back|
(on loan from Cádiz)
|2019–||→ Twente (loan)||0||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 June 2019|
Born in Utrera, Seville, Andalusia, Matos was a Sevilla FC youth graduate. On 17 March 2013, aged only 17, he made his senior debut for the reserves by coming on as a late substitute in a 0–2 Segunda División B away loss against La Roda CF.
Despite being used sparingly, Matos was definitely promoted to the B-team only in the 2014–15 campaign. An undisputed starter, he appeared in 36 matches (all starts) as his side narrowly avoided relegation.
On 1 May 2016, Matos made his first team – and La Liga – debut, starting in a 0–1 loss at RCD Espanyol. He scored his first professional goal on 7 January 2018, in a 3–2 home defeat of Lorca FC for the Segunda División championship.
On 4 July 2018, free agent Matos signed a three-year contract with Cádiz CF in the second division. Roughly one year later, he extended his contract until 2022 and was loaned to Eredivisie side FC Twente for one year.
- "Matos, sensación canterana de la pretemporada: «Es la mejor experiencia de mi vida»" [Matos, the youth setup's sensation of the season: "It is the best experience of my life"] (in Spanish). ABC. 23 July 2015. Retrieved 1 May 2016.
- "Fin a la buena racha del filial en La Roda (2–0)" [The end of the reserves' good run in La Roda (2–0)] (in Spanish). El Desmarque. 17 March 2013. Retrieved 1 May 2016.
- "Felipe 'Salvador' Caicedo" [Felipe 'Savior' Caicedo] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 1 May 2016. Retrieved 1 May 2016.
- "Matos se marcha cedido al Twente de Holanda" [Matos moves out on loan to Twente from the Netherlands] (in Spanish). Cádiz CF. 11 July 2019. Retrieved 13 July 2019.