|Full name||Oliverio Jesús Álvarez González|
|Date of birth||2 April 1972|
|Place of birth||Oviedo, Spain|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Oli was born in Oviedo, Asturias. He started his career with hometown's Real Oviedo, making his La Liga debut on 10 January 1993 in a 0–0 home draw against Albacete Balompié and being mainly associated with the reserves during his beginnings.
From 1994 to 1997, with Oviedo still in the top flight, Oli scored 40 league goals in 106 games, 20 of which in his final season to help his team narrowly avoid relegation. Subsequently he signed for fellow league side Real Betis, pairing up front with Alfonso and netting nine times in his first year in Andalusia.
In the 1999–2000 campaign Oli could only score once for the Verdiblancos, who dropped down a level after finishing 18th. He returned to Oviedo in the off-season, going on to find the net regularly but also suffer two relegations in only three years.
Oli joined Cádiz CF from Segunda División in the 2003 summer, contributing with ten goals in 40 games in his second year for a club promotion and his first and only piece of silverware. At the end of 2005–06, with the Gaditanos having been sent to where they had come from, he retired from football at the age of 34.
Moving into coaching in 2006, Oli started precisely with Cádiz, but was dismissed after only a few games in charge as the team eventually failed to regain its top flight status. In September 2007, he was appointed at Segunda División B side UD Marbella.
|1.||11 October 1997||El Molinón, Gijón, Spain||Faroe Islands||2–0||3–1||1998 World Cup qualification|
- El Oviedo no supo transformar en dianas su apabullante dominio (Oviedo could not turn overwhelming supremacy into goals); El Mundo Deportivo, 11 January 1993 (Spanish)
- Pesadilla Oli (Oli nightmare); El Mundo Deportivo, 11 November 1996 (Spanish)
- El Barça desespera (Barça despairs); El Mundo Deportivo, 3 February 1997 (Spanish)
- Huracán azul (Blue hurricane); El Mundo Deportivo, 6 April 1997 (Spanish)
- Griguol le puede a Cúper en un partido dramático (Griguol bests Cúper in dramatic game); El Mundo Deportivo, 19 September 1999 (Spanish)
- Oli, Paz y después gloria (Oli, Paz then glory); El Mundo Deportivo, 19 June 2005 (Spanish)
- El Xerez retorna al primer puesto de la tabla y Oli es cesado como técnico del Cádiz (Xerez returns to top of the table and Oli is sacked as Cádiz coach); Diario de León, 6 November 2006 (Spanish)
- El asturiano Oli, nuevo técnico del Marbella (Asturia's own Oli, new Marbella coach); La Voz de Asturias, 20 September 2007 (Spanish)
- Luis Enrique ¡aclamado! (Luis Enrique cheered!); El Mundo Deportivo, 12 October 1997 (Spanish)
- BDFutbol player profile
- BDFutbol coach profile
- National team data
- Betisweb stats and bio (Spanish)
- Stats and bio at Cadistas1910 (Spanish)
- Oli at National-Football-Teams.com
- Oli – FIFA competition record