Dorados de Sinaloa
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Dorados de Sinaloa, or Dorados, is a Mexican professional football club based in Culiacán. The club plays its home games in Culiacán, 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 the club was only one year old. Dorados currently plays in Ascenso MX, the second tier of the Mexican league. The goalkeeper's primary colours are a red shirt and white shorts, and the secondary attire is all white.
|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|
Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico
|Chairman||José Antonio Núñez|
|Manager||José Guadalupe Cruz|
Dorados was founded on 9 August 2003, when Eustaquio de Nicolas and Valente Aguirre announced the creation of the Dorados.
First promotion and relegationEdit
On 20 December 2003, Dorados won their first title in the Apertura 2003 tournament of Primera División A. Guadalupe Castaneda scored the goal 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 from 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 DivisionEdit
On 27 July 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 22 April 2006, when Dorados beat Jaguares de Chiapas 4-2, with goals from Andrés Orozco, Cristian Patiño, and Pep Guardiola.
On 16 April 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 LeónEdit
When Dorados de Culiacán's arrived at 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 León although they lost. Despite losing this final, Dorados and León played the promotion game to Primera División de México where Dorados were victorious. Dorados and León have played a total of four finals, of which Dorados and León have both won two.
- Ascenso MX: 4
- Apertura 2003, Clausura 2007, Clausura 2015, Apertura 2016
- Campeón de Ascenso: 2
- 2004, 2015
- Copa MX: 1
- Apertura 2012
- International Copa Ricardo:
- Second Place
First team squadEdit
- As of 12 September 2019
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Reserve team that plays in the Liga Premier in the third level of the Mexican league system.