Oier Olazábal

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Oier
2012 2013 Oier Olazabal.jpg
Olazábal playing for Barcelona B in 2012
Personal information
Full name Oier Olazábal Paredes
Date of birth (1989-09-14) 14 September 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Irun, Spain
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Levante
(on loan from Granada)
Number 13
Youth career
2005–2007 Real Unión
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2013 Barcelona B 122 (0)
2008–2014 Barcelona 1 (0)
2014– Granada 14 (0)
2015–2016 Real Sociedad (loan) 3 (0)
2017– Levante (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2008 Spain U19 1 (0)
2016– Basque Country 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 May 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 December 2016
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Olazábal and the second or maternal family name is Paredes.

Oier Olazábal Paredes (born 14 September 1989), known simply as Oier, is a Spanish footballer who plays for Levante UD on loan from Granada CF as a goalkeeper.

Club career[edit]

Barcelona[edit]

Born in Irun, Gipuzkoa, Basque Country, Oier arrived in FC Barcelona's youth academy at the age of 18, from local Real Unión.[1] He spent his first years with the reserves as backup to another youth product, Rubén.

On 2 January 2008, Oier made his debut for the main squad, in the 2–2 home draw against CD Alcoyano for the season's Copa del Rey.[2] More than one year after, on 17 May, he appeared for the first time in La Liga as Barça were already champions, in a 1–2 away loss against RCD Mallorca.[3]

For the 2009–10 campaign, after Albert Jorquera left for neighbours Girona FC, Oier was promoted to third-choice. He still continued to appear regularly for the B's, however.

Granada[edit]

On 11 July 2014, Oier signed a four-year deal with Granada CF, for an undisclosed fee.[4] On 25 August of the following year he was loaned to fellow league team Real Sociedad, in a season-long deal.[5]

Club statistics[edit]

Oier (first from the left) arriving in Glasgow with Barcelona.
As of 25 August 2015[6]
Club Season League Cup Europe Other [7] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Barcelona B 2007–08 35 0 35 0
2008–09 9 0 9 0
2009–10 21 0 21 0
2010–11 15 0 15 0
2011–12 23 0 23 0
2012–13 19 0 19 0
Total 122 0 122 0
Barcelona 2007–08 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2008–09 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Granada 2014–15 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Total 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Career totals 137 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 138 0

Honours[edit]

Barcelona

References[edit]

  1. ^ "El 'hijo' vasco de Thuram" [Thuram's Basque 'son'] (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 12 August 2007. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Regalo del Barça al Alcoyano en Copa" [Barça gift to Alcoyano in Cup] (in Spanish). Marca. 2 January 2008. Retrieved 16 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Mallorca 2–1 Barcelona". ESPN Soccernet. 17 May 2009. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Goalkeeper Oier Olazábal transferred to Granada". FC Barcelona. 12 July 2014. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Reinforcing the goalkeeper's position". Real Sociedad. 25 August 2015. Retrieved 25 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "Oier". Soccerway. Retrieved 19 April 2014. 
  7. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the Supercopa de España, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup.

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