Ángel Vivar Dorado
|Full name||Ángel Manuel Vivar Dorado|
|Date of birth||February 12, 1974|
|Place of birth||Madrid, Spain|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
In a 18-year professional career he represented mainly Getafe (five seasons), Tenerife (four) and Racing de Santander (four), appearing in 423 games and scoring 46 goals both major levels of Spanish football combined – 296/23 in La Liga alone.
Born in Madrid, Vivar Dorado began his career at local CD Leganés in the third division in 1992, with which he achieved second level promotion in his first season. For 1994–95, he left to join CD Tenerife in La Liga.
In the 1998 summer Vivar Dorado moved to Racing de Santander and, despite their top level relegation at the end of his third year, stayed with the club, before joining Rayo Vallecano (also playing in the category) in January 2002. This was to be another short stay, as he was to sign for second division's Getafe CF in July, helping the capital side attain a first-ever top flight promotion in 2004, with the player going on to make 150 league appearances (first and second levels) for the team before switching to Real Valladolid in July 2007.
On 6 January 2008 Vivar Dorado scored twice as Valladolid emerged victorious at former club Getafe, 3–0. He automatically earned a one-year extension after playing the minimum games required, being released at the end of his second year at age 35 and quickly agreeing on a move to second level's Albacete Balompié; however, he arrived injured and, after no official appearances for the Castile-La Mancha side, was released from contract in January 2010, retiring shortly after.
- Rayo coach signs familiar face; UEFA.com, 30 January 2002
- Vivar Dorado ficha por el Valladolid (Vivar Dorado signs for Valladolid); Marca, 17 July 2007 (Spanish)
- Getafe 0–3 Valladolid; ESPN Soccernet, 6 January 2008