Javier Olaizola

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Javier Olaizola
Personal information
Full name Javier Olaizola Rodríguez
Date of birth (1969-11-28) 28 November 1969 (age 45)
Place of birth San Sebastián, Spain
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Mallorca B (coach)
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1992 Eibar 38 (0)
1992–1994 Burgos 48 (0)
1994–1995 Eibar 36 (0)
1995–2004 Mallorca 278 (1)
Teams managed
2014 Mallorca (caretaker)
2014– Mallorca B
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Olaizola and the second or maternal family name is Rodríguez.

Javier Olaizola Rodríguez (born 28 November 1969) is a Spanish retired professional footballer who played mostly as a right back, and the current manager of RCD Mallorca B.

Football career[edit]

Born in San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa, Olaizola's first professional club was SD Eibar in his native Basque Country, in the second division. Subsequently he played two seasons with Real Burgos CF, going on to suffer two consecutive drops and returning for a second spell with his previous club afterwards.

In 1995 Olaizola signed with RCD Mallorca, immediately becoming an undisputed starter as well as team captain and helping the Balearic Islands side to the 1998 Spanish Supercup against La Liga giants FC Barcelona, as well as a second place in the following year's UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.

He played only 27 matches in his last two years combined, due to several injuries and age, and retired at almost 35. Olaizola then had brief spells as manager, with Mallorca's youth teams and Antiguoko (also a youth club, in the Basque region).[1]




Olaizola's older brother, Julio (19 years his senior), was also a footballer and a defender. He played in ten top flight seasons with Real Sociedad.[2]


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