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Dani Olmo

Spanish association football player

Dani Olmo
Personal information
Full name Daniel Olmo Carvajal
Date of birth (1998-05-07) 7 May 1998 (age 23)[1]
Place of birth Terrassa, Spain
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Position(s) Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
RB Leipzig
Number 25
Youth career
2006–2007 Espanyol
2007–2014 Barcelona
2014–2015 Dinamo Zagreb
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2017 Dinamo Zagreb II 25 (3)
2015–2020 Dinamo Zagreb 80 (20)
2020– RB Leipzig 44 (8)
National team
2014 Spain U16 3 (0)
2015 Spain U17 9 (1)
2016 Spain U18 3 (1)
2018–2019 Spain U21 14 (6)
2019– Spain 16 (3)
Honours
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:14, 13 May 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:55, 6 July 2021 (UTC)

Daniel "Dani" Olmo Carvajal (born 7 May 1998) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Bundesliga club RB Leipzig and the Spain national team. He can play as either an attacking midfielder or a winger.[2]

Club career

Early career

Born in Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain, Olmo arrived in FC Barcelona's youth academy aged nine, from neighbours RCD Espanyol.[1][3]

Dinamo Zagreb

In a surprise move, Olmo joined Dinamo Zagreb on 31 July 2014, aged 16.[4] He made his first team debut against Lokomotiva Zagreb on 7 February 2015.[5] On 22 August 2016, Olmo signed a new four-year contract with Dinamo Zagreb.[6]

On 20 September 2018, he provided Izet Hajrović with an assist for the third goal and scored the fourth in the Europa League 4–1 victory over Fenerbahçe.[7] On 17 December, Olmo was named the best player of Prva HNL for 2018.[8] In the same month, he finished 11th in Tuttosport's Golden Boy award, ahead of the likes of Kylian Mbappé and Josip Brekalo.[9] On 14 February 2019, he scored the only goal in a Europa League round of 32 game against Viktoria Plzeň, that ended in a 2–1 loss.[10] On 3 June, he was named the best player and best young player of the 2018–19 Prva HNL season.[11]

On 18 September 2019, he made his Champions League debut in a 4–0 home win over Atalanta.[12] He scored his first goal in the competition on 22 October in a 2–2 away draw with Shakhtar Donetsk.[13] He scored the only Dinamo's goal in a 1–4 home defeat to Manchester City on 11 December, as Dinamo finished at the bottom of the group.[14][15]

RB Leipzig

On 25 January 2020, Olmo moved to Bundesliga club RB Leipzig, signing a four-year contract.[16][17]

He made his debut on 1 February 2020, in a 2–2 draw with Borussia Mönchengladbach coming on for Tyler Adams in 69th minute.[18] Three days later he scored the only goal in a 3–1 DFB-Pokal defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt, having come on for Amadou Haidara in 46th minute.[19] He earned his first start for the club on 9 February, in a game against Bayern Munich that ended as a goalless draw, coming off for Patrik Schick in 69th minute.[20] On 12 June, he scored both goals in a 2–0 victory over 1899 Hoffenheim.[21] On 13 August, he scored the opening goal in a 2–1 victory over Atlético Madrid at Estádio José Alvalade, as Leipzig progressed to the Champions League semi-final for the first time in the history of the club.[22][23]

International career

Youth teams

Olmo was part of the Spanish squad at the 2015 European Under-17 Championship in Bulgaria; he netted in the penalty shoot-out as they were eliminated by Germany in the quarter-finals, but then had his attempt saved by Will Huffer as Spain lost to England by the same means in a play-off for that year's World Cup for the category.[24] Towards the end of 2017, Dinamo Zagreb director Tomislav Svetina said that the club was doing all it could to get the teenager Croatian citizenship. Olmo himself showed a desire to switch to Croatia at the international level.[25] However, in October 2018, he made his debut for the Spanish under-21 side.

Olmo was part of the Spanish squad that won 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Italy and San Marino, playing four matches, assisting one goal and scoring three, including one in the final which caused him to be named Man of the Match.[26][27][28]

Senior team

Olmo earned his first senior team call-up in November 2019, for Euro 2020 qualifiers against Malta and Romania, after Spain had already qualified for the tournament.[29] He debuted on 15 November as a substitute for Álvaro Morata in the 66th minute and scored three minutes later in the 7–0 home victory over Malta.[30] Fellow debutant Pau Torres also scored, making it the first time that two Spaniards scored on their first cap in 30 years.[31]

On 24 May 2021, Olmo was included in Luis Enrique's 24-man squad for the UEFA Euro 2020.[32] On 28 June, in the extra time of the round of 16 fixture against Croatia, he provided Morata and Mikel Oyarzabal with assists to set the score at 4–3 and 5–3 respectively.[33] On 2 July, after the quarter-final 1–1 draw with Switzerland went to a penalty shoot-out, Olmo successfully converted his as Spain won 3–1.[34] On 6 July, in the semi-final fixture against Italy, he provided Morata with an assist for an equalizer; however, another 1–1 draw went to another shoot-out with Olmo missing his penalty and Italy winning 4–2.[35]

Personal life

Olmo's father, Miquel, is a retired footballer. A forward, he played professionally for lower-league teams.[36] Dani's older brother Carlos is also a footballer and plays as a defender for Lokomotiva Zagreb. Olmo speaks Croatian fluently.[37]

Career statistics

Club

As of match played 13 May 2021[38]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup[a] Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Dinamo Zagreb II 2015–16 Druga HNL 15 1 15 1
2016–17 10 2 10 2
Total 25 3 25 3
Dinamo Zagreb 2014–15 Prva HNL 5 0 5 0
2015–16 1 0 1 1 2 1
2016–17 14 1 4 3 18 4
2017–18 26 8 5 1 2[b] 0 33 9
2018–19 25 8 3 1 16[c] 3 44 12
2019–20 9 3 2 0 11[d] 5 22 8
Total 80 20 15 6 29 8 124 34
RB Leipzig 2019–20 Bundesliga 12 3 1 1 2[d] 1 15 5
2020–21 32 5 6 1 8[d] 1 46 7
Total 44 8 7 2 10 2 61 12
Career total 149 31 22 8 39 10 210 49
  1. ^ Includes Croatian Cup and DFB-Pokal.
  2. ^ Appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League
  3. ^ Six appearances and one goal in UEFA Champions League, ten appearances and two goals in UEFA Europa League
  4. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in UEFA Champions League

International

As of match played 6 July 2021[39]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Spain 2019 1 1
2020 7 0
2021 8 2
Total 16 3

International goals

Scores and results list Spain's goal tally first.[39]
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 15 November 2019 Ramón de Carranza, Cádiz, Spain 1  Malta 5–0 7–0 UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying
2 28 March 2021 Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi, Georgia 10  Georgia 2–1 2–1 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
3 31 March 2021 La Cartuja, Seville, Spain 11  Kosovo 1–0 3–1

Honours

Club

Dinamo Zagreb[38]

International

Spain U21

Individual

International

National and regional

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