Osmar with FC Seoul in 2016
|Full name||Osmar Ibáñez Barba|
|Date of birth||5 June 1988|
|Place of birth||Santoña, Spain|
|Height||1.92 m (6 ft 3 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back / Defensive midfielder|
|2007–2008||→ Salamanca B (loan)||35||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 May 2017.
Born in Santoña, Osmar was a product of local Racing de Santander's youth system. After a successful loan stint with CD Salmantino in Tercera División he returned to his first club for 2008–09, making his senior debuts with the reserves in Segunda División B and being his team's top scorer; he suffered relegation in the following season.
On 8 November 2009, Osmar made his debut with the Cantabrians' first-team, starting in a 0–2 La Liga home loss against Athletic Bilbao. He was definitely promoted to the main squad for the 2010–11 campaign, but appeared in only 12 more games in two seasons combined, with the second ending in relegation.
On 25 July 2012, Osmar signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with Thai club Buriram United FC, for an undisclosed fee. He made his debut on 1 August, appearing in a Thai FA Cup match against Chonburi F.C. and going on to win both that tournament and the Toyota League Cup in his first year.
On 26 February 2013, Osmar made his debut in the AFC Champions League, in a match against Vegalta Sendai, acting as team captain and scoring a goal in the 1–1 away draw. On 1 May, Buriram became the first team from the nation in a decade to reach the knockout rounds of the AFC Champions League, and he topped his side's scorers list at three.
On 31 December 2013, Osmar moved teams and countries again, joining FC Seoul on a three-year deal and becoming the first Spanish footballer to ever play in South Korea. Ahead of the 2015 season he was appointed vice-captain, appearing in the all matches and minutes to set a new record for a foreign field player in the K League.
- As of 30 November 2015
|Racing Santander||2009–10||La Liga||1||0||1||0||—||2||0|
|Buriram United||2012||Thai Premier League||4||0||1||0||—||5||0|
|FC Seoul||2014||K League Classic||34||2||4||0||11||1||49||3|
- Buriram United
- FC Seoul
- Thai Premier League: Defender of the Year/Best XI 2013
- Racing B 2008–09; at BDFutbol
- Bilbao impress in derby win; ESPN Soccernet, 8 November 2009
- Mario y Osmar pasan a ser futbolistas del primer equipo y Gonçalves dice adiós (Mario and Osmar are now first-team players and Gonçalves says goodbye); El Diario Montañés, 19 May 2010 (in Spanish)
- Osmar cambia Santander por Tailandia (Osmar changes Santander for Thailand); Racing Blogcindario, 25 July 2012 (in Spanish)
- FC Seoul 2–2 Buriram United; AFC, 1 May 2013
- AFC Champions League top scorers; at Worldfootball
- Osmar Barba Ibáñez signs for FC Seoul; FIA Sports Management, 5 January 2013
- FC서울 오스마르, 구단 최초 외국인 부주장 선임 (Osmar appointed FC Seoul vice-captain); Goal.com, 11 February 2015 (in Korean)
- FC서울 오스마르, K리그 최초 외국인 필드 플레이어 전 경기 풀타임 달성; Sports Donga, 30 November 2015 (in Korean)
- 오스마르, FC 서울 최초의 외국인 주장으로 선임; Best Eleven, 31 January 2016 (in Korean)
- Spanish footballer enjoys success in S. Korea; Yonhap News, 9 November 2016
- "Osmar". Soccerway. Retrieved 27 February 2014.
- Includes Copa del Rey
- Includes AFC Champions League
- Racing Santander official profile (in Spanish)
- Osmar Barba at BDFutbol
- Osmar Barba – K League stats at kleague.com
|FC Seoul captain