Dorados de Sinaloa

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Sinaloa
Dorados de Sinaloa.svg
Full name Club Social y Deportivo Dorados de Sinaloa
Nickname(s) Los Dorados (The Dorados)
El Gran Pez (The Big Fish)
Founded 9 August 2003; 11 years ago (2003-08-09)
Ground Estadio Banorte
Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico
Ground Capacity 14,000
Owner Grupo Caliente
Chairman José Antonio Núñez
Manager Carlos Bustos
League Ascenso MX
Clausura 2014 7th (Quarterfinals)
Website Club home page

Club Social y Deportivo Dorados de Sinaloa, or simply Dorados, is a Mexican professional football club based in the city of Culiacán.

The club plays its home games in Culiacán, Sinaloa, in the northwest of Mexico. Dorados was the youngest franchise to play in the Primera División de México, having joined the division for the first time for the Apertura 2004 tournament, when Dorados was only one year old. In the Clausura 2006 tournament Dorados was relegated to Primera División A when their rival San Luis F.C. maintained in the Primera División de México. Dorados reclaimed glory as the team reached the Clausura 2007 championship on May 19, 2007 defeating Club León with an aggregate score of 5-4. They were then able to play for a spot in the Mexican First Division facing Puebla F.C. but went on to lose the two-legged series by an aggregate score of 4-3. Later, in the Apertura 2007 tournament Dorados earned their way to the league final for second time in one year, although, Indios de Ciudad Juárez, the rivals, obtained the victory of the two legged series by 7-0. After the second game of the Clausura 2008 tournament, the Dorados board of directors and the former manager, Hugo Fernandez, made an agreement to end their contract, and signed the return of Juan Carlos Chavez who was the man to ascend the franchise to the Primera División de México in the summer of 2004. In 2008, Dorados broke a record of three consecutive finals in Primera División A, to Dorados' dismay, they lost this final 3-2 against their archival Club León. This victory was a form of retribution now that they made up for losing to Dorados last year.

Rivalry with Club Leon[edit]

Since Dorados de Culiacán's arrival to Primera División A in 2003, a rivalry was born. When the franchise was first created, in the year 2003, Dorados became champions on their first tournament, becoming the first team to ever accomplish this feat in the Primera A. In their second tournament, Dorados made it to the final once again, facing Club Leon though they lost. Despite losing this final, Dorados and Leon, played the promotion game to Primera División de México where Dorados were victorious. Dorados and Leon have played a total of 4 finals, of which Dorados and Leon have both won 2. Dorados de Sinaloa vs. Club Leon has become one of the biggest rivalries in Primera Division A in the 21st century.

Honors[edit]

Apertura 2003, Clausura 2007
Apertura 2012
  • International Copa Ricard:

Second Place

Players[edit]

First-team squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
41 United States MF Esteban Rodríguez (on loan from Tijuana)
43 Uruguay DF Jonathan Lacerda
44 Mexico DF Alejandro Molina (on loan from Monterrey)
46 Ecuador FW Vinicio Angulo
47 Mexico MF José Rosas
48 Mexico DF David Stringel (on loan from Monterrey)
49 Mexico GK Jesús García
50 Mexico DF Leonardo Bedolla
51 Mexico MF Lorenzo Ramírez
52 Mexico GK Alfredo Frausto (on loan from Chiapas)
53 Mexico DF Joshua Abrego (on loan from Tijuana)
54 Panama FW Roberto Nurse
55 Mexico FW Raúl Enríquez (on loan from Tijuana)
56 Mexico FW Guillermo Rojas (on loan from Querétaro)
57 Mexico MF Carlos Pinto
No. Position Player
58 Mexico FW Rodrigo Prieto
59 Mexico MF Bruno Piceno (on loan from Tijuana)
60 Mexico GK Jesús Dautt (on loan from Monterrey)
61 Mexico MF Adolfo Domínguez (on loan from Tijuana)
63 Mexico DF Luis Trujillo (on loan from Tijuana)
64 Mexico MF Diego Mejía
66 Mexico DF Héctor Velázquez
68 Mexico MF Christian López
69 Mexico DF Uriel Álvarez (on loan from Santos Laguna)
70 Venezuela FW Jesús Gómez (on loan from Tijuana)
71 Mexico GK Homar González (on loan from Tijuana)
72 Ecuador MF Segundo Castillo
73 Mexico DF Marco Villanueva
75 Mexico MF Juan Meza

Notable players[edit]

Coaches[edit]

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