Oliverio Jesús Álvarez González (born 2 April 1972), commonly known as Oli, is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a striker, and is the manager of Marino de Luanco.

Oli
Personal information
Full name Oliverio Jesús Álvarez González
Date of birth (1972-04-02) 2 April 1972 (age 47)
Place of birth Oviedo, Spain
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Marino (coach)
Youth career
Oviedo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1994 Oviedo B 64 (28)
1993–1997 Oviedo 111 (40)
1997–2000 Betis 92 (20)
2000–2003 Oviedo 105 (28)
2003–2006 Cádiz 106 (22)
Total 478 (138)
National team
1997 Spain 2 (1)
Teams managed
2006 Cádiz
2007–2008 Marbella
2009 Écija
2009–2011 Betis B
2017– Marino
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He was known for his flair and scoring ability, amassing totals of 414 matches and 110 goals in 14 professional seasons, nine of those spent in La Liga mainly with Real Oviedo. In 2006, he started working as a manager.[1]

Playing careerEdit

ClubEdit

Oli was born in Oviedo, Asturias. He started his career with hometown's Real Oviedo, making his La Liga debut on 10 January 1993 in a 0–0 home draw against Albacete Balompié[2] and being mainly associated with the reserves during his beginnings.

From 1994 to 1997, with Oviedo still in the top flight, Oli scored 40 league goals in 106 matches, 20 of which in his final season to help his team narrowly avoid relegation.[3][4][5] Subsequently, he signed for fellow league side Real Betis, pairing up front with Alfonso and netting nine times in his first year in Andalusia.

In the 1999–2000 campaign, Oli could only score once for the Verdiblancos,[6] who dropped down a level after finishing 18th. He returned to Oviedo in the off-season, going on to find the net regularly but also suffer two relegations in only three years.

Oli joined Cádiz CF from Segunda División in 2003, contributing with ten goals from 40 appearances in his second year for a promotion and his first and only piece of silverware.[7] At the end of 2005–06, with the team having been sent to where they had come from, he retired from football at the age of 34.

InternationalEdit

Oli won two caps for Spain during the 1998 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, against Slovakia and Faroe Islands. He scored in the latter fixture, a 3–1 win in Gijón.[8]

International goalsEdit

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 11 October 1997 El Molinón, Gijón, Spain   Faroe Islands 2–0 3–1 1998 World Cup qualification[8]

Coaching careerEdit

Moving into coaching in 2006, Oli started precisely with Cádiz, but was dismissed after only a few games in charge[9] as the team eventually failed to regain their top flight status winning just 4 from 11 games with him.[10] In September 2007, he was hired at Segunda División B side UD Marbella.[11]

In the following two seasons, Oli continued in Andalusia and the third level, successively with Écija Balompié and Betis B.[12] On 23 May 2017, after several years of inactivity, he was appointed at Tercera División club Marino de Luanco on a one-year contract.[13] In the summer of 2019, after achieving promotion to Segunda División B without conceding one single goal in the play-offs,[14] he agreed to a new deal.

Managerial statisticsEdit

As of 22 December 2019
Team Nat From To Record Ref.
G W D L Win %
Cádiz   1 July 2006 5 November 2006 13 5 2 6 038.46 [15]
Marbella   20 September 2007 26 May 2008 34 12 9 13 035.29 [16]
Écija   9 February 2009 30 June 2009 14 4 5 5 028.57 [17]
Betis B   30 June 2009 22 March 2011 68 20 23 25 029.41 [18]
Marino   23 May 2017 Present 103 59 27 17 057.28 [19]
Total 232 100 66 66 043.10

HonoursEdit

PlayerEdit

Cádiz

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "¿Qué fue de Oli? De contrastado goleador a los banquillos de 3ª" [What happened to Oli? From renowned scorer to 4th tier benches] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 30 May 2019. Retrieved 18 September 2019.
  2. ^ El Oviedo no supo transformar en dianas su apabullante dominio (Oviedo could not turn overwhelming supremacy into goals); Mundo Deportivo, 11 January 1993 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Pesadilla Oli (Oli nightmare); Mundo Deportivo, 11 November 1996 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ El Barça desespera (Barça despair); Mundo Deportivo, 3 February 1997 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Huracán azul (Blue hurricane); Mundo Deportivo, 6 April 1997 (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Griguol le puede a Cúper en un partido dramático (Griguol bests Cúper in dramatic game); Mundo Deportivo, 19 September 1999 (in Spanish)
  7. ^ a b Oli, Paz y después gloria (Oli, Paz then glory); Mundo Deportivo, 19 June 2005 (in Spanish)
  8. ^ a b Luis Enrique ¡aclamado! (Luis Enrique cheered!); Mundo Deportivo, 12 October 1997 (in Spanish)
  9. ^ El Xerez retorna al primer puesto de la tabla y Oli es cesado como técnico del Cádiz (Xerez return to top of the table and Oli is sacked as Cádiz coach); Diario de León, 6 November 2006 (in Spanish)
  10. ^ "Entrenadores Cádiz". www.bdfutbol.com. Retrieved 2020-01-03.
  11. ^ El asturiano Oli, nuevo técnico del Marbella (Asturia's own Oli, new Marbella coach)[permanent dead link]; La Voz de Asturias, 20 September 2007 (in Spanish)
  12. ^ "Oli será el entrenador del Betis B la próxima temporada" [Oli will be Betis B manager the next season] (in Spanish). Marca. 1 July 2009. Retrieved 18 September 2019.
  13. ^ "El Marino confirma a Oli como entrenador" [Marino confirm Oli as manager] (in Spanish). Fútbol Asturiano. 23 May 2017. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  14. ^ "El Marino de Luanco es equipo de Segunda B" [Marino de Luanco are a Segunda B team] (in Spanish). La Nueva España. 29 June 2019. Retrieved 18 September 2019.
  15. ^ "Oli: Oliverio Jesús Álvarez González". BDFutbol. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  16. ^ "Oli: Oliverio Jesús Álvarez González". BDFutbol. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  17. ^ "Oli: Oliverio Jesús Álvarez González". BDFutbol. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  18. ^ "Oli: Oliverio Jesús Álvarez González". BDFutbol. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
    "Oli: Oliverio Jesús Álvarez González". BDFutbol. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  19. ^ "Marino de Luanco" (in Spanish). Resultados Fútbol. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
    "Marino de Luanco" (in Spanish). Resultados Fútbol. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
    "Oli: Oliverio Jesús Álvarez González". BDFutbol. Retrieved 12 July 2019.

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