Roque Olsen

Roque Olsen
Personal information
Full name Roque Germán Olsen Fontana
Date of birth (1925-09-09)9 September 1925
Place of birth Sauce de Luna, Argentina
Date of death 15 June 1992(1992-06-15) (aged 66)
Place of death Sevilla, Spain
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Patronato Paraná
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1949 Tigre
1950 Racing Club 15 (6)
1950–1957 Real Madrid 110 (60)
1957–1959 Córdoba
Teams managed
1959–1963 Córdoba
1963–1964 Deportivo La Coruña
1964–1965 Zaragoza
1965–1967 Barcelona
1967–1968 Zaragoza
1969–1970 Celta Vigo
1970 Deportivo La Coruña
1971–1974 Elche
1974–1976 Sevilla
1976–1977 Las Palmas
1977–1978 Elche
1978–1980 Cádiz
1980–1981 Recreativo
1984 Elche
1984–1985 Las Palmas
1985–1986 Elche
1988 Las Palmas
1989 Sevilla
1991 Las Palmas
1991–1992 Las Palmas

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Olsen and the second or maternal family name is Fontana.

Roque Germán Olsen Fontana commonly known as Roque Olsen (9 September 1925 – 15 June 1992) was an Argentine football player and manager.

Playing career

Olsen started his playing career in the local leagues of Parana, Entre Ríos. In 1949 he was signed by Tigre, the following year he joined champions Racing Club de Avellaneda. After only 15 games for Racing he joined Real Madrid where he went on to become one of the clubs most important goalscorers[1] He played out his career with Córdoba CF in the late 1950s.

Managerial career

Olsen started his managerial career with Córdoba CF leading them to promotion to La Liga in 1962. He then managed Deportivo La Coruña, Real Zaragoza and FC Barcelona. He also managed Elche CF, Sevilla FC and Celta Vigo. His last managerial position before his death in 1992 was as manager of UD Las Palmas.


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