Javier Dorado

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Javier Dorado
Personal information
Full name Francisco Javier Dorado Bielsa
Date of birth (1977-02-17) 17 February 1977 (age 38)
Place of birth Talavera de la Reina, Spain
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Left back
Youth career
Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 Real Madrid C 30 (0)
1997–1999 Real Madrid B 46 (2)
1999–2000 Real Madrid 2 (0)
2000–2001 Salamanca 32 (0)
2001–2002 Sporting Gijón 34 (1)
2002–2003 Rayo Vallecano 12 (0)
2003–2006 Sporting Gijón 112 (1)
2006–2009 Mallorca 2 (0)
2011–2012 Atlético Baleares 10 (0)
Total 280 (4)
National team
1998–2000 Spain U21 4 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Dorado and the second or maternal family name is Bielsa.

Francisco Javier Dorado Bielsa (born 17 February 1977 in Talavera de la Reina, Toledo) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a left back.

Football career[edit]

Brought through the ranks of La Liga powerhouse Real Madrid, Dorado would play two league matches for the main squad during the 1999–2000 season, the first being a 1–1 away draw against Valencia CF on 20 February 2000. After that, he had second division stints with UD Salamanca and Sporting de Gijón.

In 2002–03 Dorado returned to Madrid and the top flight, also playing as backup with Rayo Vallecano. The following campaign he returned to Gijón as the undisputed first-choice, going on to compete in the second level a further three years.

In July 2006 Dorado moved to RCD Mallorca, but would be virtually absent from the team's lineups during two seasons, blocked by ex-FC Barcelona and future Spanish international Fernando Navarro. For 2008–09 he was unregistered by the Balearic Islands club, and was released in July 2009 with only seven official first-team appearances in three years combined.

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