Manuel Olivares

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Manuel Olivares
Personal information
Full name Manuel Olivares Lapeña
Date of birth (1909-04-02)2 April 1909
Place of birth Son Servera, Spain
Date of death 16 February 1976(1976-02-16) (aged 66)
Place of death Madrid, Spain
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Avión San Sebastián
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1928–1931 Alavés 14 (10)
1931–1934 Real Madrid 39 (34)
1934–1935 Donostia 17 (7)
1935–1936 Zaragoza
1939–1940 Zaragoza 5 (2)
1940–1941 Hércules 7 (3)
1941–1942 Málaga
1942–1943 Algeciras
National team
1930 Spain 1 (0)
Teams managed
1935–1936 Zaragoza (player-coach)
1939–1941 Hércules (player-coach)
1941–1943 Málaga (player-coach)
1943–1944 Linense
1944–1946 Salamanca
1946–1947 Zaragoza
1947–1948 Fábrica Nacional Palencia
1949–1950 Villena
1950–1952 Calvo Sotelo
1952–1953 Betis
1953–1954 Orihuela Deportiva
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Manuel Olivares Lapeña (2 April 1909 – 16 February 1976) was a Spanish football striker and manager.

In only 82 La Liga games he scored 56 goals, mostly for Real Madrid with which he won three major titles.

Club career[edit]

Born in Son Servera, Balearic Islands, Olivares joined Deportivo Alavés in 1928 and made his debut in La Liga in the 1930–31 season, scoring ten goals in 14 games as the Basques finished in eighth position (out of ten clubs). In the following off-season, he signed for country giants Real Madrid.

In his first two years with the Merengues, Olivares netted at an impressive rate, winning two consecutive national championships and the 1934 Copa del Presidente de la República. In the 1932–33 campaign, he scored 16 goals in only 14 matches to conquer the Pichichi Trophy.

Olivares spent a further three years in the top division, with Donostia CF, Real Zaragoza and Hércules CF. In 1935 he started his coaching career with the second club, going on to act as player-coach for several teams until 1943 and definitely retiring as a player with Algeciras CF in the regional leagues.

In 1944–45, Olivares led UD Salamanca to Segunda División, being relegated the following season. He died on 16 February 1976 in Madrid, at the age of 66.

International career[edit]

Olivares played once for Spain, appearing in a 0–2 friendly loss in Czechoslovakia on 14 June 1930.



Real Madrid



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