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 Big Fish)
Founded 9 August 2003; 11 years ago (2003-08-09)
Ground Estadio Banorte
Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico
Ground Capacity 21,000
Owner Grupo Caliente
Chairman José Antonio Núñez
Manager Carlos Bustos
League Liga MX
Clausura 2015 2nd (Champions)
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. In the Clausura 2006 tournament Dorados was relegated to Primera División A when their rival San Luis F.C. maintained in the Primera División de México. Dorados reclaimed glory as the team reached the Clausura 2007 championship on May 19, 2007 defeating Club León with an aggregate score of 5-4. They were then able to play for a spot in the Mexican First Division facing Puebla F.C. but went on to lose the two-legged series by an aggregate score of 4-3. Later, in the Apertura 2007 tournament Dorados earned their way to the league final for second time in one year, although, Indios de Ciudad Juárez, the rivals, obtained the victory of the two legged series by 7-0. After the second game of the Clausura 2008 tournament, the Dorados board of directors and the former manager, Hugo Fernandez, made an agreement to end their contract, and signed the return of Juan Carlos Chavez who was the man to ascend the franchise to the Primera División de México in the summer of 2004. In 2008, Dorados broke a record of three consecutive finals in Primera División A, to Dorados' dismay, they lost this final 3-2 against their archival Club León. This victory was a form of retribution now that they made up for losing to Dorados last year.

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 4 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
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
Mexico GK Luis Michel
Mexico GK Alfredo Frausto (captain)
Mexico GK Jesús García
Mexico DF Néstor Vidrio (on loan from Guadalajara)
Mexico DF Daniel Arreola (on loan from Pachuca)
Argentina DF Mauricio Romero (on loan from Morelia)
Mexico DF Jesús Chávez (on loan from Tijuana)
Uruguay DF Jonathan Lacerda
Mexico DF David Stringel (on loan from Cruz Azul)
Mexico DF Joshua Abrego (on loan from Tijuana)
Mexico DF Héctor Velázquez
Mexico DF Marco Villanueva
Mexico MF Giovani Hernández (on loan from Guadalajara)
Mexico MF Fernando Arce (on loan from Guadalajara)
Paraguay MF Richard Ortíz (on loan from Toluca)
No. Position Player
Ecuador MF Marcos Caicedo (on loan from León)
Mexico MF Javier Salas
Ecuador MF Segundo Castillo
Mexico MF José Rosas
Mexico MF Carlos Pinto
Mexico MF Adolfo Domínguez (on loan from Tijuana)
Mexico MF Guillermo Rojas (on loan from Querétaro)
Mexico MF Diego Mejía
Mexico MF Christian López
Argentina FW Martín Bravo (on loan from León)
Chile FW Héctor Mancilla (on loan from Morelia)
Ecuador FW Christian Suárez (on loan from Pachuca)
Ecuador FW Vinicio Angulo
Panama FW Roberto Nurse
Mexico FW Raúl Enríquez (on loan from Tijuana)

For recent transfers, see List of Mexican football transfers summer 2015.

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 Atlante)
Mexico GK Tomás Adriano (at Celaya)
Mexico DF Elio Castro (at Tijuana)
Mexico DF Leonardo Bedolla (at Tijuana)
Mexico DF Sergio Quiróz (at Tepic)
No. Position Player
Mexico MF Pedro Hernández (at Tijuana)
Mexico MF Lorenzo Ramírez (at Murciélagos)
Mexico MF Rodrigo Prieto (at Necaxa)
Mexico MF Juan Pablo Meza (at UAT)
Venezuela FW Jesús Gómez (at Necaxa)

Notable players[edit]


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