Olvera is known for his left foot and also because he played for Santos Laguna from 2004-2006. He was traded to Chivas starting the 2007 season. Olvera had already played as a loan from Santos to Chivas de Guadalajara in the Copa Libertadores in 2006 where Chivas reached semi-finals losing against São Paulo FC. He has also been capped in the cycle of Ricardo LaVolpe with Mexico three times debuting against Hungary. On July 24, 2007, he made his first appearance with Chivas in the superliga where they faced FC Dallas and he scored a goal.
On December 19, 2008, it was announced that Olvera would go on loan to Toluca. On December 2009 it was announced that Olvera would go back to Santos Laguna
He was born in the Estadio Corona, home of the Santos Laguna; by that time his mother worked in maintenance of the stadium when the delivery took place.