Awful news breaking this morning as former Barcelona defender and ex-Spain captain Ferran Olivella has sadly passed away at the age of 86.
The club legend died just as Barca were able to celebrate winning La Liga last night, with the Catalan giants releasing a tribute to their former player.
Olivella played over 200 matches for Barcelona, winning two La Liga titles with the club, while he also captained Spain to glory in the European Championships in 1964.
Barcelona wrote: “FC Barcelona wishes to express its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Ferran Olivella, a former Club player between 1956 and 1969. Rest in peace.”
⚫Comuniquem la mort, als 86 anys, de Ferran Olivella, jugador del FC Barcelona entre 1956 i 1969 i exdirectiu de l'Agrupació i la Fundació de Jugadors del Club.
Descansi en pau. pic.twitter.com/W4en8whxRr
— FCB Jugadors (@FCBjugadors) May 14, 2023
We send our condolences to his close family and friends at this time, he was a serious baller back in the day by all account.