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Miquel Olmo Forte (born 20 January 1966) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a forward, and a current manager.

Miquel Olmo
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Olmo in August 2014.
Personal information
Full name Miquel Olmo Forte
Date of birth (1966-01-20) 20 January 1966 (age 53)
Place of birth Terrassa, Spain
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Terrassa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1988 Terrassa
1988–1989 Villafranca
1989–1990 Gavà 8 (0)
1990–1992 Premià
1992–1994 Calafell
1994–1995 Júpiter
1995–1996 Rubí
1996–1997 Granollers
1997 Sant Cugat
1997–1998 Poble Sec
Teams managed
2001–2003 Can Perellada
2003–2004 Montcada
2004–2005 Vilassar de Mar
2005–2006 Figueres
2006–2008 Castelldefels
2009 Girona
2009–2012 Terrassa
2013 Sabadell (assistant)
2013–2014 Sabadell
2015 Manama Club
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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Club careerEdit

Born in Terrassa, Barcelona, Catalonia, Olmo played for lower league teams always in his native region, most notably representing Terrassa FC and CF Gavà. He retired in 1998, aged 32, playing for UE Poble Sec.

Manager careerEdit

Olmo began his managerial career at lowly CD Can Perallada and subsequently managed neighbours CD Montcada[1] and UE Vilassar de Mar, before moving to Segunda División B's UE Figueres in the 2005 summer.[2] He helped the Unió to narrowly avoid relegation, finishing 14th.

On 4 June 2009, after a stint at UE Castelldefels,[3] Olmo replaced Javi Salamero at the helm of Girona FC.[4] He remained in charge for the last three matches of the campaign, helping the Albirrojos retain their Segunda División status.

On 25 September 2009 Olmo was appointed Terrassa FC's manager, replacing fired José Luis García.[5] However, he finished the season as dead last, being relegated to Tercera División. He remained on the bench in the following years, leaving the club in May 2012.

On 5 July 2013, Olmo was named Salamero's assistant at CE Sabadell FC.[6] On 28 November, after Salamero's dismissal, Olmo was appointed caretaker manager.[7]

After taking the Arquelinats out of the relegation places, Olmo renewed his deal with the club on 8 May 2014.[8] He was dismissed on 23 November.[9]

On 24 July 2015 Olmo was appointed manager of Bahrain's Manama Club.[10] He was relieved from his duties on 29 October.[11]

Personal lifeEdit

Olmo's son, Dani, is also a footballer. A forward, he plays professionally for Croatian club Dinamo Zagreb.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nou projecte esportiu del CD Montcada per al 2003–2004 (New sports project of CD Montcada to 2003–2004); VilaWeb, 20 June 2003 (in Catalan)
  2. ^ Temporada 2005–2006 (2005–2006 season); Figueres' official website. Retrieved on 22 August 2014 (in Catalan)
  3. ^ Miguel Olmo es ahora un enemigo del Castelldefels (Miquel Olmo is now a Castelldefels' enemy); El Mundo Deportivo, 21 August 2010 ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)
  4. ^ Javi Salamero cedeix la banqueta a Miquel Olmo, que s´estrenarà a Ipurúa (Javi Salamero gives the bench to Miquel Olmo, who will debut in Ipurúa); Diari de Girona, 4 June 2009 (in Catalan)
  5. ^ Miquel Olmo sustituye a García en el banquillo (Miquel Olmo replaces García on the bench Archived 2014-08-26 at the Wayback Machine; Sport, 25 September 2005 ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)
  6. ^ Miquel Olmo, Ohira Makoto y Jordi Abella se incorporan al cuerpo técnico (Miquel Olmo, Ohira Makoto and Jordi Abella added to the staff) Archived 2014-08-26 at the Wayback Machine; Sabadell's official website, 5 July 2013 ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)
  7. ^ Javier Salamero deja de ser el entrenador del Sabadell (Javi Salamero leaves Sabadell's manager post); Marca, 28 November 2013 ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)
  8. ^ Miquel Olmo renueva una temporada más por el CE Sabadell (Miquel Olmo renews another season for CE Sabadell) Archived 2014-07-14 at the Wayback Machine; Sabadell's official website, 8 May 2014 ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)
  9. ^ El Sabadell destituye a su entrenador Miquel Olmo (Sabadell sacks its manager Miquel Olmo); Marca, 23 November 2014 ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)
  10. ^ Miquel Olmo ficha por el Manama de Bahrein (Miquel Olmo signs for Bahrain's Manama); Sport, 24 July 2015 ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)
  11. ^ Despiden al entrenador terrassense Miquel Olmo del Manama Club de Bahrein (They sack the terrassense manager Miquel Olmo from Bahrain's Manama Club); Diari de Terrassa, 29 October 2015 ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)
  12. ^ "Al Barça se le fugan los canteranos: Dani Olmo rompe su contrato y se marcha al Dinamo de Zagreb" (in Spanish). Voz Populy. 1 August 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2017.

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