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Ferran Olivella

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Full name  Ferran Olivella Pons
Years  Team
Position  Defender
1953–1954  Barcelona
Height  1.83 m
Playing position  Centre back
Role  Footballer
Place of birth  Barcelona, Spain
Name  Ferran Olivella

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Date of birth  (1936-06-22) 22 June 1936 (age 79)

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


Club career

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.

During his spell with his main club, Olivella appeared in 509 competitive games, 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 a 8–0 home demolition of UD Las Palmas.

International career

Olivella earned 18 caps for the Spain national team, during 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.


  • La Liga: 1958–59, 1959–60
  • Copa del Generalísimo: 1957, 1958–59, 1962–63, 1967–68
  • Inter-Cities Fairs Cup: 1955–58, 1958–60, 1965–66
  • International

  • UEFA European Championship: 1964
  • Spain U18
  • UEFA European Under-18 Championship: 1954
  • References

    Ferran Olivella Wikipedia

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