Ferran Olivella has passed away at the age of 86 years old. Olivella played for FC Barcelona from 1956 to 1969, and later became a director for the Club's Players' Foundation and Association.
As a player he was a tremendous defender from a young age, and he played a key role in the FC Barcelona youth side's promotion to the first division during the 1955/56 season.
He soon became first choice in his position and went on to captain the Spanish team to the 1964 European Championship title against the USSR. He also served as a director under José Luis Núñez from 1989 to 1993.