Alba Oliveros has become one of the proper names of the beginning of the Santander League 2022-23. The journalist made history by becoming the first female journalist to narrate a soccer match in the domestic competition in Movistar +platform with the broadcasting rights of more than half of the matches in the League, and its particular style has not left anyone indifferent, earning a multitude of praise and also a significant number of criticisms on social networks in the first weeks of the tournament garter belt.
Born in Valladolid 27 years ago, Alba Oliveros She is one of the emerging journalists who have been gaining weight in broadcasts, although in her case she does so with the role of narrator, until now almost exclusively for men, at least in terms of football matches. Santander League it means. In this season, Alba was hired by Javier Tebas within the group of narrators in charge of putting their voice to the League, becoming a pioneer together with her colleague Andrea Segurawhich does the same on the platform Dazn.
oliversin addition to narrating the League, has stood out in recent days as a presenter, in this case of the Marca Awards Gala, where she shared the lead with a historical professional from the sports newspaper, Philip of the Field. This presence, added to her facet as a narrator, confirms that, despite the detractors existing on the networks, Alba is rigorously fashionable.
Alba handled herself perfectly at the gala Brand and he even allowed himself the luxury, always out of respect, of joking with of the field in full presentation. “I can’t leave you alone, Felipe,” he told him jokingly before making a similarity with the VAR to present the best referees of last season. «The best of the year 2021-22 are Mr. Miguel Ángel Ortiz Arias and Víctor García Verdura. Congratulations, it’s a pleasure that you win this first prize”, Alba commented afterwards, welcoming the winners of the Guruceta Award.
Criticism for its narration
Nevertheless, Alba has gone to stardom for his narrations in the first days of Liga. The journalist from Valladolid has a very particular style that, together with her tone of voice, makes her projection something unexpected. She has a registered trademark, but also numerous critical voices among consumers of the product. In the first weeks of competition, Alba was heavily criticized for narrating a goal from Kang-In Lee, South Korean soccer player from Mallorca, in a match in which he accompanied him in the comments Miguel Torres, former Real Madrid or Malaga, among others. Oliveros would comment on it on social networks.
“I have been very happy. I have received a thousand messages from colleagues, experts, authorized voices and even references in the profession, and all of them positive and beautiful », he said and clarified that that moment was « of chaos » for her. She nonetheless urged her followers to leave her any constructive comments. “I am eager to continue learning and improving, but that they are real, grounded and constructive. Thank you all for the support », she recounted on the same channel in which messages have continued to arrive, of support but also of protest from those less satisfied with the journalist’s work.
Origins and family of Alba Oliveros
Alba Oliveros He also had to deal with confusion, from which the interest in his origins arose for many. Contrary to what some thought, the journalist has no family ties with the historical Manolo Oliveroscurrently in the Cadena Cope, where he narrates the Barcelona Football Club matches, but he comes from a humble Castilian-Leonese family. “I come from a humble family in a town in Valladolid. My father opened a bakery in the capital of the province, where he met my mother, and I remember my twin sister and me helping while we listened to the broadcast of sports programs on the radio at four in the morning,” he said in statements for Brand.
Despite her youth, Alba has training and a great career in the media. Before you get to Movistar+via La Liga, to narrate the matches of the highest Spanish competition, olivers had been as an intern at Mediapro and already hired at TV goalseLaLiga and its own Movistar+. Her passion for football had already led her to make her debut as a coach, in lower categories, and to study journalism at the University of Valladolid, where she graduated with very good grades, and at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, where she took a Master’s degree. in Sports Journalism, complete the cocktail that has ended with Alba Oliveros in the forefront of news for his narrations of the best matches of the Santander League.