Manuel Olivares Lapeña
Date of birth
2 April 1909
Place of birth
Son Servera, Spain
Date of death
16 February 1976
Place of death
Avión San Sebastián
Real Madrid 39
1947–1948 Fábrica Nacional Palencia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Manuel Olivares Lapeña (2 April 1909 – 16 February 1976) was a Spanish football striker and manager.
In only 82
La Liga games he scored 56 goals, mostly for Real Madrid with which he won three major titles.
Club career [ edit ]
Son Servera, Balearic Islands, Olivares joined Deportivo Alavés in 1928 and made his debut in La Liga in the 1930–31 season, scoring ten goals in 14 games as the Basque finished in eighth position (out of ten clubs). In the following off-season, he signed for country giants Real Madrid.
In his first two years with the
Merengues Olivares netted at an impressive rate, winning two consecutive national championships and the 1934 Copa del Presidente de la República. In the 1932–33 campaign, he scored 16 goals in only 14 matches to conquer the Pichichi Trophy.
Olivares spent a further three years in the top division, with
Donostia CF, Real Zaragoza and Hércules CF. In 1935 he started his coaching career with the second club, going on to act as player-coach for several teams until 1943 and definitely retiring as a player with Algeciras CF in the regional leagues.
In 1944–45 Olivares led
UD Salamanca to Segunda División, being relegated the following season. He died on 16 February 1976, at the age of 66.
International career [ edit ]
Olivares played once for
Spain, appearing in a 0–2 friendly loss in Czechoslovakia on 14 June 1930.
Honours [ edit ]
Manager [ edit ]
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