Jámison Olave

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Olave and the second or maternal family name is Mosquera.
Jámison Olave
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Olave training for New York Red Bulls in 2014
Personal information
Full name Jámison Olave Mosquera
Date of birth (1981-04-21) April 21, 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Medellín, Colombia
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2008 Deportivo Cali 97 (2)
2002 Atlético Huila (loan) 12 (0)
2003 Patriotas (loan) 18 (2)
2004 Boyacá Chicó (loan) 34 (1)
2008 Real Salt Lake (loan) 23 (2)
2009–2012 Real Salt Lake 97 (8)
2013–2014 New York Red Bulls 57 (4)
2015–2016 Real Salt Lake 23 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 14, 2016.

Jámison Olave Mosquera (born April 21, 1981) is a Colombian footballer who most recently played for Real Salt Lake in Major League Soccer.


Olave began his career with Deportivo Cali in 2001. He played on loan for a multitude of clubs in his native Colombia, before returning to his first club, Deportivo Cali in 2005. In his first season back with Cali, Olave helped the club capture the 2005 Finalización. While with Cali Olave appeared in 97 league matches and scored two goals.

Olave in training with Real Salt Lake

In January 2008, Olave accepted an offer to join Real Salt Lake on a one-year loan deal with an option for the club to buy at the end of the season.[1] On October 9, 2008, Olave scored RSL's first goal in their inaugural game at Rio Tinto Stadium, which helped his team draw 1-1 against New York Red Bulls, keeping the teams playoff hopes alive. On November 24, 2008 Olave agreed to a permanent contract with Real Salt Lake that would keep him through the 2012 season. Olave is widely regarded one of the best center backs in Major League Soccer, he was selected for the starting XI at the 2010 & 2011 MLS All-Star Games. At 6-foot-3 and 220 pounds, his intimidating stature and solid play helped him secure Major League Soccer's Defender of the Year award in 2010. He is known for his "combination of size, speed and strength".[2] In five years with Real Salt Lake Olave appeared in 120 league matches and scored 10 goals and helped RSL capture the 2009 MLS Cup.

On December 3, 2012, Olave was traded with Fabián Espíndola to New York Red Bulls in exchange for allocation money.[3] On March 3, 2013 Olave made his debut for New York scoring a goal for his new club in a 3-3 draw at Portland Timbers. [4] In a match against Chicago Fire, he scored the opening goal in a 3-1 away loss.[5] Olave played his first derby match against Red Bull rivals D.C. United, where he scored another goal in a 2-0 victory.[6] Olave ended his first season with New York appearing in 29 league matches and scoring 4 goals, helping the club to its first major title the MLS Supporters' Shield.

On December 10, 2014 Olave was traded back to his former club Real Salt Lake in exchange for allocation money.[7] He announced that he would once again leave the club on November 14, 2016.[8]


Olave earned his U.S. green card in summer 2010.[9] This status also qualifies him as a domestic player for MLS roster purposes.



Deportivo Cali
Real Salt Lake
New York Red Bulls



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