Francisco Rivera Ordóñez (Triana, 1974) has bullfighting in his blood: he is the son of Francisco Rivera “Paquirri”, the great grandson of “Niño de la Palma”, grandson of Antonio Ordóñez and great nephew of Luis Miguel Dominguín.
When Rivera Ordóñez decided to follow in the wake of the bullfighter saga that gave him life, he shook the bullfighting world ever since his debut, without picadors, in Ronda on August 7th, 1991.
Later, on the afternoon of April 23rd, 1995, he strode into the Maestranza with his imposing bullfighting ancestry weighing heavily on his back and emerged as a new bullfighter. Espartaco and Jesulín de Ubrique witnessed this triumph. He entered the ring as Rivera Ordóñez, the son and grandson of two major bullfighters, and left as simply Francisco. The crowd grasped the identity of a new bullfighter and was deeply excited about him.
In 2008, Rivera Ordóñez had his hundredth corrida (a figure few reach), during which he faced six bulls.