|Full name||José Manuel Catalá Mazuecos|
|Date of birth||1 January 1985|
|Place of birth||Villajoyosa, Spain|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2004–2006||→ Villajoyosa (loan)||18||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 January 2018
Born in Villajoyosa, Alicante, Valencian Community, Catalá emerged through local Valencia CF's youth ranks, making his senior debuts in Segunda División B, where he successively represented hometown's Villajoyosa CF, Valencia CF Mestalla and Alicante CF, helping the latter promote to Segunda División in 2008.
After suffering immediate relegation with Alicante, he continued in that level with Villarreal CF's B-team, being instrumental (2,444 minutes) as they avoided relegation in their first-ever year in the competition.
Catalá was promoted to the first team for the 2010–11 season, aged already 25. He managed to provide stiff competition to veteran Joan Capdevila, inclusively relegating the European and World Champion to the bench in some matches. He finished his first year in La Liga with 30 official games to his credit – 16 in the league, five in the Copa del Rey and nine in a semi-final run in the UEFA Europa League – opening the score on 3 January 2011 in a 2–0 home win against UD Almería, as the side eventually finished fourth and qualified to the UEFA Champions League.
After leaving the Yellow Submarine, Catalá only appeared in 27 matches in two seasons combined for Real Murcia and Apollon Limassol, the latter in the Cypriot First Division. On 8 August 2014 he changed clubs and countries again, joining Veria F.C. in the Superleague Greece.
Catalá made his debut for his new team on 24 August 2014, coming on as a late substitute in a 3–2 home win over Skoda Xanthi FC. His first start occurred against Ergotelis FC, his two mistakes resulting in both of the opposition's goals in an eventual 2–2 away draw; after failing to perform overall, player and club agreed to mutually terminate the contract on 26 May 2015.
In the following years, Catalá played in the Spanish third division.
- As of 26 May 2015
|Valencia B||2006–07||Segunda División B||19||0||—||—||19||0|
|Villajoyosa (loan)||2004–05||Segunda División B||5||0||—||—||5||0|
|2005–06||Segunda División B||13||0||2||0||—||15||0|
|Alicante||2007–08||Segunda División B||15||2||5||0||4[a]||0||24||2|
|Apollon Limassol||2013–14||Cypriot First Division||5||0||0||0||2[b]||0||7||0|
- Catalá: "El partido contra el Barcelona hay que olvidarlo" (Catalá: "We have to forget about game against Barcelona"); Marca, 4 April 2011 (in Spanish)
- Villarreal ease to victory; ESPN Soccernet, 3 January 2011
- Παίκτης της Βέροιας ο Jose Manuel Catala Mazuecos (Jose Manuel Catala Mazuecos a Veria player); Veria FC, 8 August 2014 (in Greek)
- Αποδεσμεύσεις ποδοσφαιριστών (Terminated players); Veria FC, 26 May 2015 (in Greek)
- "Catalá: José Manuel Catalá Mazuecos". BDFutbol. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
- "Catalá". Soccerway. Retrieved 30 March 2015.