Dorados de Sinaloa

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Dorados de Sinaloa
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Full name Club Social y Deportivo Dorados de Sinaloa
Nickname(s) Los Dorados (The Dorados)
El Gran Pez (The Great Fish)
Founded 9 August 2003; 13 years ago (2003-08-09)
Ground Estadio Banorte
Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico
Ground Capacity 17,898
Owner Grupo Caliente
Chairman José Antonio Núñez
Manager Diego Ramírez
League Ascenso MX
Clausura 2017 2nd (Semifinals)
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. Dorados currently plays in Ascenso MX, the second tier of Mexican football.


Dorados was founded on August 9, 2003, when Eustaquio de Nicolas and Valente Aguirre announced the creation of the Dorados.[1]

First promotion and relegation[edit]

On December 20, 2003, Dorados won their first title in the Apertura 2003 tournament of Primera División A with a golden goal of Guadalupe Castaneda beating Cobras de Ciudad Juárez, they finished as runner up in the Apertura 2004 but they won the play-off promotion beating Club León with a goal of Roberto Dominguez and winning the promotion to Liga MX just one year after the club was founded. The club was relegated in the Apertura 2006 tournament after playing just two years in the top tier.

Return to first Division[edit]

On July 27, 2015, Dorados played their first game in the First Division after 8 seasons in the Second Division. The game was celebrated in the Banorte Stadium, against Jaguares de Chiapas, with a 0-0 final score. Their first 3 points came on the second game of the season on July 31, against Xoloitzcuintles de Tijuana in the Caliente Stadium. Dayro Moreno scored for the North Californian team, but Mauricio Martín Romero scored the first goal of Dorados in the 2015–16 Liga MX season. At minute 71' the Chilean Héctor Raúl Mancilla scored the away team, making it 1-2 and winning their first game in the first division in 9 years. The last game the team won in the first division was on April 22, 2006, when Dorados beat Jaguares de Chiapas 4-2, with goals from Andrés Orozco, Cristian Patiño, and Pep Guardiola.

Dorados de Sinaloa, playing against C.F. Monterrey at Estadio Banorte

Second relegation[edit]

On April 16, 2016, after losing 5–2 to Tigres UANL, Dorados was relegated after just one season in Liga MX, finishing last in the relegation table of 2015–16 Liga MX season. This was the second time the club was relegated to Ascenso MX.

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 four finals, of which Dorados and Leon have both won two.


Apertura 2003, Clausura 2007, Clausura 2015, Apertura 2016
2004, 2015
Apertura 2012
  • International Copa Ricardo:
Second Place


First-team squad[edit]

[citation needed]

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

No. Position Player
41 Mexico MF Daniel Hernández (on loan from Atlas)
42 Argentina FW Alan Arario
44 Mexico DF Sergio Quiróz
45 Mexico FW Leonel Pérez (on loan from Tijuana)
46 Mexico MF Flavio Santos (on loan from Atlas)
47 Mexico MF Marco Argüelles (on loan from Zacatecas)
48 Chile FW Patricio Rubio (on loan from Querétaro)
49 Mexico GK Jesús García
50 Mexico DF Oliver Ortíz (on loan from Tijuana)
51 Argentina GK Gaspar Servio
52 Brazil MF Judvan Lucas
53 Mexico DF Christian Torres (on loan from Tijuana)
54 Ecuador MF Christian Lara
55 Mexico DF Elio Castro
No. Position Player
56 Argentina FW Pablo Torres (on loan from Cruz Azul)
57 Mexico DF Carlos Pinto (Captain)
58 Mexico DF Fausto Pinto (on loan from Cruz Azul)
59 Argentina FW Gabriel Hachen (on loan from Atlante)
60 Mexico MF José María Cárdenas (on loan from Tijuana)
63 Mexico DF Luis Trujillo
65 Paraguay DF Cristian Báez
66 Mexico MF Héctor Velázquez
68 United States MF Fernando Arce, Jr. (on loan from Tijuana)
69 Mexico FW Alberto García (on loan from Tijuana)
71 Mexico MF Moisés Velasco (on loan from Toluca)
75 Ecuador FW Vinicio Angulo
100 Mexico MF Jesús Angulo

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Mexico GK Miguel Marín (at Venados)
Uruguay DF Jonathan Lacerda (at Celaya)
Mexico DF Juan Pablo Meza (at Tijuana)
Venezuela MF Jesús Gómez (at Atlante)
No. Position Player
Mexico MF Diego Mejía (at Morelia)
Mexico MF José Rosas (at UAT)
Mexico MF Javier Salas (at Atlas)
Mexico FW Rodrigo Prieto (at Zacatepec)

Reserve teams[edit]

Dorados de Sinaloa B

Reserve team that plays in the Segunda División in the third level of the Mexican league system.

Notable players[edit]



  1. ^ "Historia Dorados". Dorados official website. April 5, 2013. 

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