Julián López Escobar “El Juli” has been awarded the National Bullfighting Prize, corresponding to the year 2023, at the proposal of the jury meeting today. The prize, awarded by the Ministry of Culture and Sports, is worth 30,000 euros.
The jury has awarded the prize to Julián López Escobar “El Juli”, in the year of his farewell to the rings, in recognition of an extraordinary twenty-five-year career, which has taken him, “from his beginnings as a child prodigy to establishing himself as a period figure in bullfighting.”
Likewise, the jury has highlighted “his involvement in the promotion and defense of the bullfighting festival and his social commitment to young people and the most disadvantaged through the School and Foundation created by him”.
“The granting of this award represents the recognition of the teaching profession, both inside and outside the arenas, an essential reference for bullfighting in the 21st century,” added the jury.
Julián López Escobar ‘El Juli’ (Madrid, October 3, 1982) is an essential reference in bullfighting for the last 25 years.