Antonio Olmo

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Antonio Olmo
Personal information
Full name Antonio Olmo Ramírez
Date of birth (1954-01-18) 18 January 1954 (age 62)
Place of birth Sabadell, Spain
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1976 Barcelona B 125 (9)
1972–1973 → Calella (loan)
1976–1984 Barcelona 188 (4)
National team
1971–1972 Spain U18 11 (0)
1979 Spain U23 5 (0)
1976 Spain amateur 2 (0)
1977–1980 Spain 13 (0)
Teams managed
1986–1989 Barcelona B (youth)
1989–1991 Barcelona (youth)
1991–1992 Sabadell
1994–1996 Sabadell (youth)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Olmo and the second or maternal family name is Ramírez.

Antonio Olmo Ramírez (born 18 January 1954) is a Spanish retired football defender and manager.

Club career[edit]

Olmo was born in Sabadell, Barcelona, Catalonia. A loan spell with amateurs FC Calella notwithstanding, he played his entire senior career with FC Barcelona, his first two seasons being spent with the B-team in Segunda División. He made his La Liga debut on 5 September 1976 in a 4–0 home win against UD Las Palmas, going on to be first-choice in that and the following five seasons, often partnering Migueli as stopper.

During his spell with the Blaugrana Olmo won a total of seven major titles, including three Copa del Rey trophies and two UEFA Cup Winners' Cup tournaments, contributing with 16 games and one goal combined to the latter conquests. He retired in June 1984, at the age of only 30.

As a manager Olmo was connected to two clubs, Barcelona and hometown's CE Sabadell FC, in various levels. In 1991–92, with the latter side, he had his first and only experience at the professional level, being one of three coaches during the campaign for the ninth-placed team.[1]

International career[edit]

Olmo earned 13 caps for Spain during three years, his debut coming on 9 February 1977 in a 1–0 friendly win in the Republic of Ireland. He was selected to the 1978 FIFA World Cup squad, appearing against Brazil (0–0) and Sweden (1–0 win) in an eventual group stage exit.

Olmo also represented the nation at the 1976 Summer Olympics and UEFA Euro 1980.



Personal life[edit]

Olmo's son, Aitor, was also a footballer and a defender. He never played in higher than Segunda División B during his career, representing mainly CE Mataró.[2]


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