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Jesús Olmo Lozano (born 24 January 1985) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Elche CF as a central defender.

Jesús Olmo
Personal information
Full name Jesús Olmo Lozano
Date of birth (1985-01-24) 24 January 1985 (age 34)
Place of birth Barcelona, Spain
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Elche
Number 18
Youth career
1994–2004 Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Barcelona C 33 (2)
2005–2007 Barcelona B 51 (1)
2006–2008 Barcelona 2 (0)
2007–2008Racing Ferrol (loan) 27 (1)
2008–2010 Elche 19 (0)
2010–2011 Puertollano 28 (0)
2011–2014 Sabadell 37 (3)
2014–2019 Reus 145 (5)
2019– Elche 1 (0)
National team
2001–2003 Spain U17 7 (1)
2004 Spain U19 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 February 2019

Football careerEdit

Born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Olmo emerged through FC Barcelona's prolific youth ranks at La Masia, and first represented professionally their reserves.[1] On 20 May 2006 he made his debut for the first team, playing the full 90 minutes in a 1–3 away loss against Athletic Bilbao as a number of the main squad's players were already resting for the 2006 FIFA World Cup and Barça were already league champions.[2]

During the 2006–07 pre-season, Olmo took part in five games for the senior team, and later added a second La Liga appearance, one minute at Getafe CF (1–1 draw). After a loan in the second division with lowly Racing de Ferrol,[3] he was released by Barcelona and joined another club in that tier, Elche CF.[4]

After a one-year stint at Segunda División B's CD Puertollano, Olmo returned to the second division after agreeing to a deal with CE Sabadell FC. In 2014 he joined CF Reus Deportiu in the third division,[5] helping in their first-ever promotion to tier two in 2016.[6]

An ever-present figure for the Rojinegres, Olmo left the club in January 2019 after its ejection from the Liga de Fútbol Profesional.[7] Late in that month, he returned to Elche on a short-term contract.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Debe ser el número 23" [Must be number 23] (in Spanish). ESPN Deportes. 18 November 2006. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Athletic Bilbao 3–1 Barcelona". ESPN Soccernet. 20 May 2006. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  3. ^ "El Racing de Ferrol presenta a Jesús Olmo" [Racing de Ferrol present Jesús Olmo]. Marca (in Spanish). 29 August 2007. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  4. ^ "El central Olmo ficha por el Elche para dos temporadas con opción a una tercera" [Stopper Olmo signs for Elche for two seasons with the option to a third one]. Diario Información (in Spanish). 18 July 2008. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  5. ^ Retamero Castelló, Marc (18 July 2014). "Xisco y Olmo, más calidad para un Reus aspirante a todo" [Xisco and Olmo, more talent for a Reus who want to take it all] (in Spanish). Vavel. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  6. ^ Llanos, Julio (22 September 2016). "Todo lo que necesitas saber del Reus" [Everything you need to know about Reus]. La Voz de Asturias (in Spanish). Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Nota informativa" [Informative note] (in Spanish). La Liga. 18 January 2019. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  8. ^ "OFICIAL | Olmo, fichaje para la defensa del Elche C.F." [OFFICIAL | Olmo, signing for Elche C.F.'s defence] (in Spanish). Elche CF. 30 January 2019. Retrieved 11 February 2019.

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