Dorados de Sinaloa

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Dorados de Sinaloa
Dorados de Sinaloa.png
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; 12 years ago (2003-08-09)
Ground Estadio Banorte
Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico
Ground Capacity 17,898
Owner Grupo Caliente
Chairman José Antonio Núñez
Manager Gabriel Caballero
League Ascenso MX
Clausura 2016 18th
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 2 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 2. Dorados de Sinaloa vs. Club Leon has become one of the biggest rivalries in Primera Division A in the 21st century.


Apertura 2003, Clausura 2007, Clausura 2015
2004, 2015
Apertura 2012
  • International Copa Ricard:

Second Place


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 Mexico MF Daniel Hernández (on loan from Atlas)
42 Argentina FW Alan Arario
43 Ecuador MF Brayan de la Torre
44 Mexico DF Sergio Quiróz
45 Nigeria MF Mark Tanko (on loan from Tijuana)
47 Mexico MF Marco Argüelles (on loan from Zacatecas)
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)
55 Mexico DF Elio Castro
56 Argentina FW Pablo Torres (on loan from Cruz Azul)
No. Position Player
57 Mexico DF Carlos Pinto (Captain)
58 Mexico DF Alan Mendoza (on loan from UNAM)
59 Argentina FW Gabriel Hachen (on loan from Atlante)
60 Mexico MF José María Cárdenas (on loan from Tijuana)
63 Mexico DF Luis Trujillo
66 Mexico MF Héctor Velázquez
67 Mexico DF Juan Pablo Meza
68 United States MF Fernando Arce, Jr. (on loan from Tijuana)
69 Mexico FW José Alberto García (on loan from Tijuana)
70 United States MF Joe Corona (on loan from Tijuana)
71 Uruguay MF Mathías Cardaccio (on loan from Defensor Sporting)
72 Mexico GK Carlos López (on loan from América)
75 Ecuador FW Vinicio 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 Luis Michel (at BUAP)
Ecuador DF Walter Ayoví (at Monterrey)
Uruguay DF Jonathan Lacerda (at Celaya)
Mexico DF Leonardo Bedolla (at UAT)
Mexico MF Javier Salas (at Morelia)
Mexico MF Diego Mejía (at Morelia)
No. Position Player
Venezuela MF Jesús Gómez (at Necaxa)
Mexico MF José Rosas (at UAT)
Mexico MF Pedro Hernández (at UAT)
Ecuador FW José Ayoví (at Chiapas)
Mexico FW Rodrigo Prieto (at Necaxa)

Reserve teams[edit]

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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