Juan Manuel Olivera

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Juan Manuel Olivera
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Personal information
Full name Juan Manuel Olivera López
Date of birth (1981-08-14) August 14, 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Number 19
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2004 Danubio 109 (39)
2004 San Lorenzo (loan) 13 (5)
2005 Cruz Azul 2 (2)
2005 U. de Chile (loan) 21 (9)
2006 Danubio 18 (1)
2006 Suwon Bluewings 14 (7)
2007 Shaanxi Baorong 21 (3)
2008 Libertad 23 (5)
2009–2010 Universidad de Chile 42 (37)
2010 Al-Shabab 9 (4)
2011 Peñarol 11 (5)
2011–2012 Al Wasl 20 (13)
2012–2015 Peñarol 38 (19)
2013 Náutico (loan) 21 (2)
2014 Estudiantes LP (loan) 13 (2)
2015– Danubio 39 (16)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 December 2016.

Juan Manuel Olivera López (born 14 August 1981) is a Uruguayan football player who is currently playing for Danubio in the Uruguayan Primera División.


Olivera had a brief stint in Mexico with Cruz Azul during 2005.[1]

Olivera played for Shaanxi Baorong during the 2007 Chinese Super League.[2]

He switches on 9 January 2009 from Paraguayan football Club Libertad to Universidad de Chile

Universidad de Chile[edit]

Olivera returned to Universidad de Chile in 2009. During his previous stay with Universidad de Chile in 2005 he reached the finals of the Chilean tournament, during this time he was often paired with Marcelo Salas, scoring 7 goals in the Apertura and once in the Copa Sudamericana of 2005. Olivera is now part of Universidad de Chile starting lineup on regular basis, often deflecting balls with his head.

In July 2009, Olivera scored the goal that would end Universidad de Chile's 5-year title drought, defeating Unión Española in the final game of the Apertura play-offs of 2009. Olivera was the tournament's leading goal-scorer with 11 goals.

In August 2009, shortly after winning his first title with the Chilean club, Olivera signed a new contract with Universidad de Chile, extending his stay for another three years.

During his second sting with "la U", Olivera scored more than 50 goals in official games, doing this in the Chilean Tournament as well as in the Copa Libertadores and the Copa Sudamericana. Olivera left Universidad de Chile after the semifinals of 2010 Copa Libertadores, leaving as the top goal scorer of the Chilean Tournament with 16 goals, a position he retained until a month after his departure.

After his campaign with Club Universidad de Chile, the Arabic club Al-Shabab Riyadh signed the Olivera as its first option to reinforce its offense. Olivera accepted Al-Shabab's offer for 2 million dollars.[3]


After a successful season in the Saudi league he had a strong desire to return to his former team, Peñarol. Eventually with his past experience at an intercontinental championship level with Club Universidad de Chile, but only to lose to Santos F.C. in the final.

Al Wasl[edit]

In the 2011-2012 season, Olivera accepted an offer from Al Wasl FC in Dubai to play in the UAE Football League under the supervision of the legendary Diego Maradona. He finished the season with 17 goals in all competitions with Al Wasl.[4]


On 23 January 2014, Olivera joined Argentine Primera División side Estudiantes de La Plata on a one-year loan deal.[5]


  1. ^ Juan Manuel Olivera (Juan Manuel Olivera López)Liga MX stats at MedioTiempo.com (Spanish)
  2. ^ 当前位置: 中超数据库 > 球员资料 (in Chinese). Sohu Sports. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  3. ^ Y hoy te vas... Olivera emigra al fútbol de Arabia Saudita
  4. ^ Juan Olivera
  5. ^ "Olivera, ya es pincha" [Olivera, it's click] (in Spanish). 23 January 2014. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 

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