Ferran Olivia, the star of FC Barcelona and the captain of Spain’s 1964 UEFA European Football Championship, died Sunday at the age of 86.
Olivia died the same day Barcelona won their 27th La Liga title.
FC Barcelona extends its condolences to the family and friends of Ferran Olivia, a former player at the club from 1956 to 1969. Rest in peace,” the Barcelona website says.
El FC Barcelona Vol Expressar el Seu Saintit Condol a la Família and amics de Ferran Olivella, exjugador del club Entre 1956 i 1969. Descansi en pau. pic.twitter.com/L5lmREBK6P
– FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona_cat) May 14, 2023
He added, “During his time as a player, he was a top-notch defender.”
The former Barcelona defender, who played more than 500 matches with the Catalan giants, won the Spanish championship twice (1959 and 1960) and lifted the Copa del Rey four times (1957, 1959, 1963 and 1968).
Olivia also served as Barcelona manager under President José Luis Nunez from 1989 to 1993.