Ferran Olivella

Ferran Olivella Pons (born 22 June 1936) is a Spanish former footballer who played as a defender.

Ferran Olivella
Personal information
Full name Ferran Olivella Pons
Date of birth (1936-06-22) 22 June 1936 (age 84)
Place of birth Barcelona, Spain
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
Poble Sec
1953–1954 Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1954–1956 España Industrial 17 (0)
1956–1969 Barcelona 214 (1)
Total 231 (1)
National team
1953–1954 Spain U18 8 (0)
1955 Spain amateur 3 (0)
1956–1958 Spain B 6 (0)
1957–1965 Spain 18 (0)
1966–1968 Catalonia 2 (0)
Honours
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Olivella joined FC Barcelona's youth ranks at the age of 17. He started playing as a senior with neighbouring SD España Industrial in Segunda División, returning to the Camp Nou in 1956.[1]

Olivella appeared in 509 competitive games during his spell with his main club, scoring 12 times. He won back-to-back La Liga championships from 1958 to 1960, his only goal as a professional occurring on 14 February 1960 in an 8–0 home demolition of UD Las Palmas.[2]

International careerEdit

Olivella earned 18 caps for the Spain national team in eight years. He made his debut on 31 March 1957, in a 5–0 friendly win against Belgium.

Olivella acted as captain when the country won the 1964 European Nations' Cup. He was also selected for the 1966 FIFA World Cup held in England, being an unused squad member in an eventual group stage exit.[1]

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Barcelona[1]

InternationalEdit

Spain[1]

Spain U18

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Galería de internacionales: Fernando Olivella Pons" [Internationals gallery: Fernando Olivella Pons]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 17 January 1989. p. 31. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  2. ^ "14 de febrero de 1960: Repóquer de Eulogio Martínez" [14 February 1960: Eulogio Martínez repóquer] (in Spanish). FC Barcelona. 14 February 2016. Archived from the original on 29 December 2016. Retrieved 29 December 2016.

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