Ferran Olivella, the legendary Spanish footballer who led Spain to victory in the 1964 European Championship, passed away at the age of 86.
Olivella, renowned for his exceptional skills as a midfielder, had a remarkable career with Barcelona from 1956 to 1969, making more than 500 appearances for the Catalan club.
During his playing days, he achieved great success, securing the La Liga title on two occasions and raising the Copa del Rey trophy four times.
In a statement released on their club website, Barcelona acknowledged Olivella’s remarkable contributions, describing him as an outstanding defender during his playing days.
Following his retirement as a player, Olivella continued to serve the world of football, assuming the role of a director at Barcelona during Jose Luis Nunez’s presidency from 1989 to 1993.
The news of Olivella’s passing was met with widespread condolences, including a tweet from Real Madrid C.F., expressing their sympathies for the loss.