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Julio Olaizola

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Name  Julio Olaizola
Playing position  Left back
Role  Footballer
Years  Team
Height  1.74 m
1969–1974  San Sebastian

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Full name  Julio Antonio Olaizola Rodriguez
Date of birth  (1950-12-25) 25 December 1950 (age 64)

Place of birth  Lasarte-Oria, Spain

Julio Antonio Olaizola Rodríguez (born 25 December 1950) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a left back.


Football career

Born in Lasarte-Oria, Gipuzkoa, Olaizola played solely with local Real Sociedad. He made his debuts as a senior with the reserves in Tercera División, where he remained five seasons.

Olaizola was promoted to the first team for the 1974–75, but only played his first game in La Liga during the following campaign, his maiden appearance in the competition occurring on 6 September 1975 as he played the full 90 minutes in a 3–2 home win against Real Betis. He became an undisputed starter under manager José Antonio Irulegui and, as the team was already coached by Alberto Ormaetxea, contributed with 58 games and one goal combined in back-to-back national championship conquests in the early 80s.

Olaizola retired in 1985, aged 34. He played 327 matches all competitions comprised for his only club.

Personal life

Olaizola's younger brother, Javier (19 years his junior), was also a footballer and a defender. He played mostly with RCD Mallorca.


  • La Liga: 1980–81, 1981–82
  • Supercopa de España: 1982
  • References

    Julio Olaizola Wikipedia

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