Ángel Vivar Dorado
|Full name||Ángel Manuel Vivar Dorado|
|Date of birth||12 February 1974|
|Place of birth||Madrid, Spain|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
In an 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 a top level relegation at the end of his third year, stayed with the club, before joining Rayo Vallecano (also 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 team attain a first-ever top flight promotion in 2004 and going on to amass 161 competitive appearances during his tenure before switching to Real Valladolid in July 2007; previously, on 10 May, he was one of three players on target in a 4–0 home defeat of FC Barcelona for the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey, which meant qualification for the decisive match for the first time ever after a 6–5 aggregate win.
On 6 January 2008, Vivar Dorado scored twice as Valladolid emerged victorious at former side Getafe, 3–0. He automatically earned a one-year extension after playing the minimum games required, being released at the end of the 2008–09 campaign at age 35 and quickly agreeing on a move to Albacete Balompié in the second tier; however, he arrived injured and, after no official matches for the Castile-La Mancha club, 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 (in Spanish)
- K.O. histórico del Barça (Historical Barça K.O.); El Mundo, 10 May 2007 (in Spanish)
- Getafe 0–3 Valladolid; ESPN Soccernet, 6 January 2008