José Antonio Dorado

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José Dorado
Dorado (betis).jpg
Dorado in training with Betis
Personal information
Full name José Antonio Dorado Ramírez
Date of birth (1982-07-10) 10 July 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Córdoba, Spain
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Villarreal
Number 16
Youth career
1997–1998 Córdoba
1998–2000 Zaragoza
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2004 Zaragoza B 132 (0)
2004–2007 Lleida 79 (1)
2007–2010 Huesca 119 (1)
2010–2013 Betis 75 (3)
2013– Villarreal 31 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 October 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Dorado and the second or maternal family name is Ramírez.

José Antonio 'Chechu' Dorado Ramírez (born 10 July 1982) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Villarreal CF as a central defender.

Football career[edit]

Born in Córdoba, Andalusia, Dorado alternated between Segunda División and Segunda División B until the age of 29. He started his senior career with Real Zaragoza B, then went on to represent UE Lleida, SD Huesca[1][2] and Real Betis.[3]

Dorado scored two goals in 33 games in the 2010–11 season[4][5] to help the latter return to La Liga, as champions, after a two-year absence. He made his debut in the competition on 27 August 2011 at 29, playing the full 90 minutes in a 1–0 derby away win against Granada CF;[6] he contributed with 2,890 minutes during the campaign as the Verdiblancos retained their league status, scoring his first goal in the main category of Spanish football on 31 March 2012 in another game against a club from Andalusia, Málaga CF (2–0 away win).[7]

On 22 January 2013 Dorado returned to the second level, signing with Villarreal CF.[8] He started in all his 11 league appearances in his first year, going on to achieve another club promotion.

Honours[edit]

Betis

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