Player Details


Jámison Olave


6' 3"


209 lbs

Date of Birth

4.21.1981 (42)


Medellín, Colombia


Career Summary

Option declined following 2016 season.

Once one of the most feared defenders in MLS, Olave has fallen off a bit during his second stint with Real Salt Lake. Well into his mid-30s, the Colombian doesn’t have the pace or power that he once did, but he stills plays a major role for the Claret-and-Cobalt and could continue to do so through 2016.

OUTSIDE MLS: Olave began his career in his native Colombia in 2001, when he signed with Deportivo Cali. He spent his first few years as a pro on loan to other Colombian sides, playing with Atletico Huela in 2002, Patriotas FC in 2003 and Chico FC in 2004 before earning a regular spot with Cali in 2005. Totaled 97 appearances for the Colombian giants before moving to RSL in January 2008.

NOTES: A major part of the RSL squad that won MLS Cup 2009, Olave was named MLS Defender of the Year in 2010 and was an All-Star and Best XI selection in 2010 and 2011.