Jeff Olver
Olver in 2014
Personal information
Full name Jeffrey Olver
Date of birth (1960-12-25) 25 December 1960 (age 63)
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Youth career
Albion Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1987 Heidelberg
1988–1989 Melbourne Croatia
1990–1992 Heidelberg
1994–1996 Bulleen Lions
International career
1984 Australia B 2 (0)
1985–1989 Australia 37 (0)
1989 Australia (futsal) 3 (0)
Managerial career
1995 Bulleen Lions
1997–1999 Carlton (youth)
2000 Heidelberg
2003 Thomastown Devils
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Jeffrey Olver (born 25 December 1960) is an Australian former football (soccer) player.[1] Olver is a member of the Football Federation Australia - Football Hall of Fame.

Playing career

Club career

Olver played for Heidelberg and Melbourne Croatia in the Australian National Soccer League.[1]

International career

Olver played 37 times for Australia.[1] He was part of the Australian team that made the Quarter Final of the 1988 Olympic Football Tournament.[2][3]

He played for Australia in the 1989 FIFA Futsal World Championship finals.

Olver is often regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers Australia has ever produced

Coaching career

In 1995 Olver coached Bulleen Lions in the Victorian Premier League. He later coached Carlton's youth team in the National Soccer League National Youth League. In 2000, he rejoined Heidelberg.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Australian Player Database - OB". Retrieved 29 May 2009.
  2. ^ "Athlete: Jeffrey Olver". Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 29 May 2009.
  3. ^ "FIFA Player Statistics - Jeffrey Olver". FIFA. Archived from the original on 4 November 2012. Retrieved 29 May 2009.