Nicolás Olivera

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Nico Olivera
Personal information
Full name Andrés Nicolás Olivera
Date of birth (1978-05-30) 30 May 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Defensor
Number 11
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 Defensor 44 (16)
1998 Valencia 2 (0)
1998–2002 Sevilla 99 (31)
2002–2003 Valladolid 20 (4)
2003–2004 Córdoba 38 (9)
2004 Defensor 4 (0)
2005 Albacete 4 (0)
2005–2006 Defensor 23 (10)
2006 Necaxa 16 (3)
2007 Atlas 28 (6)
2008–2010 Puebla 63 (10)
2008–2009 Veracruz (loan) 29 (14)
2011 América 11 (1)
2011– Defensor 28 (14)
2012 Correcaminos (loan) 14 (3)
National team
1997 Uruguay U20 7 (2)
1997–2006 Uruguay 28 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 April 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Andrés Nicolás 'Nico' Olivera (born 30 May 1978 in Montevideo) is an Uruguayan footballer who plays for Defensor Sporting Club as a forward.

Club career[edit]

After excelling as a youngster at his first professional club, Defensor Sporting Club, Olivera moved to Spain and joined Valencia CF, in January 1998. He was rarely used by the Che during his five-month spell, but went on to spend the vast majority of the following seven years in the country, starting off with Sevilla FC with which he achieved two La Liga promotions, in 1999 and 2001, scoring 21 goals in 56 games in those seasons combined.

In 2002, Olivera left Andalusia and joined fellow top-divisioner Real Valladolid.[1] After one single season he returned to Segunda División and signed for Córdoba CF, returning to his first club Defensor afterwards.

Olivera then played five months with another Spanish side, Albacete Balompié (only four games, top division relegation), returning subsequently to his previous team. In 2006 the 28-year-old moved to Mexico, going on to represent five teams in the country, including Puebla F.C. twice.

On 1 August 2010, in a league match against Club San Luis, Olivera opened the scoring within a few seconds, after knocking in a rebound from Mario Ortiz's speculative shot, in an eventual 2–1 home win.[2]

International career[edit]

Olivera played all the games for Uruguay at the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship held in Malaysia, scoring two goals in an eventual second-place finish and being named the competition's best player.[3] Also that year, on 13 December, he made his full side debut, during the FIFA Confederations Cup, against United Arab Emirates, and scored in a 2–0 group stage win.[4]

Olivera was selected for the squad that appeared at the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Japan and South Korea, being an unused squad member.

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