Mauro Olivi

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Mauro Olivi
Personal information
Full name Mauro Andrés Olivi
Date of birth (1983-03-18) 18 March 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Jacinto Aráuz, Argentina
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Colo-Colo
Number 16
Youth career
2000–2003 Liniers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Liniers 94 (14)
2004–2005 Sporting (loan) 16 (8)
2005–2009 Olimpo 53 (13)
2010–2011 Audax Italiano 61 (22)
2011– Colo-Colo 62 (13)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 February 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).

Mauro Andrés Olivi (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈmawro oˈliβi], born 18 March 1983) is an Argentine footballer that currently plays for Primera División club Colo-Colo in Chile. He plays as striker or also as an attacking midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Olivi made his youth career at hometown club Liniers, where was promoted to the first-team in 2000, making his career debut in the Torneo Argentino A. Seasons later, Mauro was loaned to Sporting Punta Alta, scoring eight goals in 16 games during the 2004–05 season. After his loan spell at Punta Alta, he was hired by Olimpo, professional football team of the Primera División.

He made his professional debut in a 2–0 away win against Colón at Santa Fe.

Audax Italiano[edit]

On 6 July 2009, Audax Italiano signed Olivi for an undisclosed fee. He signed a five–year contract with the Chilean Primera División club.[1] He made his league debut in a 1–0 win over Santiago Morning and his first goal came against Unión Española, in a 4−2 away win. In the debut season of Olivi in Chile scored 2 goals in 19 matches.[2]

Olivi got off to a good start for the 2010 season scoring twice in Audax's opening league match against Ñublense.[3] On 15 March, he scored another twice against Deportes La Serena in a 3−1 away win[4] and in the next week scored in the loss against Universidad Católica after a very good free kick in the 13th minute.[5] He incremented his tally goal during weeks thirteen and fourteen against Universidad de Concepción and Palestino. During FIFA World Cup break, with the likes of Matías Quiroga, Roberval and Cristian Canio[6] all departing from the club in June, Olivi was inserted into the lead striker role. After forming a special relationship with Omar Labruna — new manager — he responded with important goals in games like the 2−2 draw with Universidad de Chile[7] or the 3–1 victory over Colo-Colo.[8] He ended the tournament with 18 goals behind midfielder Milovan Mirosevic with 20 goals, but in the 2010 ANFP awards, Olivi was awarded with the Golden Ball[9] and was included in the Ideal Teams of El Gráfico and of the ANFP.

In the next season, Olivi had a very regular start of tournament, being red carded two times in his first games against Católica[10] and Unión La Calera,[11] but he scored two goals against Unión San Felipe[12][13] and Santiago Morning[14][15] in his first four games. However, he had a poor performance in the tournament scoring 2 goals in 12 appearances.[16]

Colo-Colo[edit]

On 21 July 2011, Claudio Tessa — Audax's director of football — confirmed to the web page Emol that both clubs reached an agreement for Olivi's transfer to Colo-Colo,[17] believed to be for around US$1 million.[18] In the popular club, he reunited with Boris Rieloff, Marco Medel and Christian Vilches, his former teammates at Audax. He made his official debut against Santiago Wanderers at Estadio Monumental as substitute for Sebastián Toro.[19] In a friendly game for the Copa Gato, Olivi scored the first goal of the 3–1 victory to Universidad Católica.[20] On 23 October, the player scored his first goal for Colo-Colo in a 3–1 victory against Santiago Morning,[21] which ended a run of 685 minutes of football without a goal. In December 2011, after the club's elimination in the playoffs against Cobreloa,[22] was rumours that Olivi would be made available on a free transfer or be loaned due to the striker's poor performances.[23]

After several speculations of his departure, Ivo Basay considered him in the pre–season at Temuco, despite of his possibilities of arrive to a team on loan or also the chance to left Colo-Colo for a Brazilian Série A club or also an Asian side. On 25 February 2012, he scored his side's goal in a 2–1 defeat with Universidad de Concepción, generating thus improving his image, after a complicated last season, not obstant Basay failed to call-up Olivi for the next week game in Valparaíso against Wanderers. However, after the coach's departure, he was chosen by the caretaker Luis Pérez in the starting lineup, recovering his well performances, scoring goals in a 2–2 regular phase draw against Rangers and a twice with Deportes Iquique in the playoffs, being a key player during that instance, after being eliminated by the rival Universidad de Chile in the semifinals.

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League Cup Libertadores Other1 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Audax Italiano 2009 15 2 0 0 15 2
2010 34 18 0 0 3 0 37 18
2011 12 2 12 2
Total 61 22 0 0 3 0 64 22
Colo-Colo 2011 16 1 16 1
2012 27 10 27 10
2013 12 1 12 1
Total 55 12 55 12
Career Total 116 32 3 0 119 32
1 Includes 2011 Liguilla Pre-Libertadores

Controversies[edit]

On 31 August 2011, Olivi was arrested by the police after of physically assaulting to his girlfriend Valentina Roth. The events would have occurred at the footballer's apartament at 3:00 AM, in where Roth have a discussion with the player that finished with blows. After of the events, the dancer called to the police and the player of Colo-Colo was arrested, being visited by the club general manager Jaime Pizarro at the commissioner.[24] The same day that Pizarro visited to Olivi at the commissioner was revealed that the striker will be formalized in the court.[25] Finally, he was sentenced at the court with the prohibition of approaching to she in a radius of 100 meters.[26]

Same days later, he newly was linked with a model of the farandula, now Vaithiare Muñoz of Chilevisión's youth program Yingo.[27] After having been protagonist of several polemics, the coach Ivo Basay marginated him of the squad, which led to several speculations that he might leave the club.[28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mauro Olivi es el nuevo delantero de Audax Italiano". Audaxitaliano.cl. 6 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Mauro Olivi in the 2009 Chilean Clausura". 
  3. ^ "En guerra de goles Ñublense derrotó a Audax Italiano en Bicentenario de La Florida". Cooperativa.cl. 25 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Audax Italiano venció a La Serena tras apagón". La Nación.cl. 15 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "Audax cayó ante Universidad Católica en el Monumental". Audaxitaliano.cl. 22 March 2010. 
  6. ^ "Cristián Canío se convirtió oficialmente en el nuevo refuerzo de Colo Colo". Cooperativa.cl. 16 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "U. de Chile empata 2-2 con Audax y Colo Colo es el campeón de invierno". El Gráfico.cl. 22 July 2010. 
  8. ^ "Colo Colo cae ante Audax Italiano y pierde el liderato del torneo". Emol.cl. 12 September 2010. 
  9. ^ "Mauro Olivi es premiado con el "Balón de Oro 2010" del fútbol chileno". Emol.cl. 13 December 2011. 
  10. ^ "Audax cayó ante la UC en San Carlos". Emol.cl. 5 February 2011. 
  11. ^ "Unión La Calera venció por 3-1 a Audax Italiano". 
  12. ^ "Audax logró una notable remontada sobre San Felipe". Prensa Fútbol.cl. 23 February 2011. 
  13. ^ "Audax Italiano venció por 2-1 San Felipe". 3TV.cl. 23 February 2011. 
  14. ^ "Santiago Morning y Audax repartieron puntos". Prensa Fútbol.cl. 27 February 2011. 
  15. ^ "Santiago Morning empató 2-2 con Audax Italiano". 3TV.cl. 27 February 2011. 
  16. ^ "Mauro Olivi in the 2011 Chilean Apertura". 
  17. ^ "Mauro Olivi se convierte en el quinto refuerzo de Colo Colo". Emol.cl. 21 July 2011. 
  18. ^ "Colo Colo "alternativo" juega ante la UC con dos hombres que valen US$ 2.5 millones". Terra.cl. 9 August 2011. 
  19. ^ "Olivi y el debut triunfal de Colo Colo en el Clausura: "Aún hay muchas cosas por mejorar"". Emol.cl. 8 August 2011. 
  20. ^ "Colo Colo venció 3-1 a Católica en amistoso en Iquique". El Grafico.cl. 11 August 2011. 
  21. ^ "Colo Colo vence a Santiago Morning y llega con todo al clásico con la "U"". La Tercera.com. 23 October 2011. 
  22. ^ "Cobreloa eliminó a Colo Colo y es finalista del Clausura". Cooperativa.cl. 20 December 2011. 
  23. ^ "Mathías Vidangossy llegará a préstamo a Colo Colo para la temporada 2012". La Tercera.com. 20 December 2011. 
  24. ^ "Mauro Olivi es detenido por presunta agresión a Vale Roth y Pizarro lo visita". Publimetro.cl. 31 August 2011. 
  25. ^ "Mauro Olivi será formalizado por presunta agresión a la modelo Valentina Roth". Cooperativa.cl. 1 September 2011. 
  26. ^ "Mauro Olivi tiene prohibición de acercarse a Valentina Roth". La Nación.cl. 1 September 2011. 
  27. ^ "Mauro Olivi versus Valentina Roth: "Esa mina está loca, Me cagó la carrera"". La Nación.cl. 1 September 2011. 
  28. ^ "Colo Colo le raya la cancha a Olivi por su conducta". La Tercera.com. 14 December 2011. 

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