Luis Olivera

Luis Olivera



Argentina-32 (2)

Country: Argentina

Date of birth: 24/10/1998 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Villa de Mayo (Argentina)

Height: 160cm

Youth career: CA River Plate

Current club: CA River Plate

Squad number: 30

Current national team: —

Position: left-back

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by 250.000 € 

Tournaments participated in: 2013 South American Under-15 Football Championship, 2015 South American Under-17 Football Championship, 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup (2/0)

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Jordi Alba



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– should improve some aspects of his game such as defensive reliability and consistency

– aerial duels

– athleticism

 often goes forward and leaves behind gaps exposed to a quick counter-attack


Style of play:

– attacking-minded fullback/wingback

– more effective at the offensive point of view than defensive one

– capable of playing as a left-sided wide midfielder/winger in a 3-5-2 formation

– likes forward runs

– likes to cross

– likes to dribble

– likes to get ahead and overlap with his winger in order to provide a good cross into the box

– fearless and good at timing tackles

– very comfortable with the ball at his feet

– knows how to use his good change of pace, agility and coordination to take advantage in 1vs1 offensive situations

– endless energy and his powerful running make him an incredibly useful asset as he brings an offensive value to a team, with a lot of activity during 90 minutes in the left side

– likes to enter the opposition’s penalty area whenever possible

– provides fluidity and dynamism going forward

– counter attack threat


He is best suited to playing as:

Left-back in 4-3-3.






2013 South American Under-15 Football Championship 3rd place with Argentina.

2015 South American Under-17 Football Championship runner-up with Argentina.


League summary (as for 12 November 2016):

Primera División 2015: 1 match/0 goals (River Plate)

Primera División 2016: 1 match/0 goals (River Plate)

Primera División 2016/2017 (ongoing): 1 match/0 goals (River Plate)



Luis Olivera is a product of River Plate’s academy, La Escuela de Fútbol River Plate, famous for having produced many Argentinian internationals such as Hernán Crespo, Matías Almeyda, Ariel Ortega, Marcelo Gallardo, Santiago Solari, Javier Saviola, Pablo Aimar, Martín Demichelis, Andrés D’Alessandro, Javier Mascherano, Gonzalo Higuaín and Erik Lamela. Luis made his league debut on 8 November 2015 against Newell’s Old Boys, coming on as a second-half substitute for Leonel Vangioni. On the international level he has represented his country in many youth football tournaments such as 2013 South American Under-15 Football Championship, 2015 South American Under-17 Football Championship and 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup.




Football Talent Scout potential rating:

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First team material in a top European club.





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