Ángel Vivar Dorado

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Ángel Vivar Dorado
Personal information
Full name Ángel Manuel Vivar Dorado
Date of birth (1974-02-12) 12 February 1974 (age 43)
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1994 Leganés 59 (14)
1994–1998 Tenerife 84 (6)
1998–2001 Racing Santander 86 (7)
2002 Rayo Vallecano 15 (0)
2002–2007 Getafe 150 (18)
2007–2009 Valladolid 53 (5)
2009–2010 Albacete 0 (0)
Total 447 (50)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Vivar and the second or maternal family name is Dorado.

Ángel Manuel Vivar Dorado (born 12 February 1974) is a Spanish retired footballer who played mainly as an attacking midfielder.

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.

Football career[edit]

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.[1] 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;[2] 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.[3]

On 6 January 2008, Vivar Dorado scored twice as Valladolid emerged victorious at former side Getafe, 3–0.[4] 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.

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