Pascal Olmeta

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Pascal Olmeta
Personal information
Date of birth (1961-04-07) 7 April 1961 (age 58)
Place of birth Bastia, France
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1981 INF Vichy 14 (0)
1981–1984 SC Bastia 45 (0)
1984–1986 Sporting Toulon Var 76 (0)
1986–1990 Matra Racing 138 (0)
1990–1993 Olympique de Marseille 84 (0)
1993–1996 Olympique Lyonnais 131 (2)
1996–1998 RCD Espanyol 0 (0)
1998–1999 Gazélec Ajaccio 54 (0)
National team
France U-21
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Pascal Olmeta (born 7 April 1961 in Bastia) is a French football goalkeeper who played for Olympique de Marseille and Olympique Lyonnais in the 1990s.[1]

Olmeta is good friends with Eric Cantona and has played in two testimonials for the Rest of the World against Manchester United. He played in the Munich testimonial in 1998 and also Sir Alex Ferguson's testimonial in 1999. In 2010, Olmeta played in goal for United in a charity game in aid of Sport Relief.

He represented France in the Beach Soccer World Cup 2001 and was awarded the title of 'Best Goalkeeper' in the tournament.

Personal life[edit]

Olmeta married Séverine on 20 August 2004. They have a daughter, Cassandra Olmeta (born 6 January 2002) and a son, Lysandre Olmeta (born August 2005). He also has a daughter, Joanna Olmeta (born 1991), from a previous marriage.[2]