History Lauridsen signing for Espanyol, Truth or urban legend?

History Lauridsen signing for Espanyol, Truth or urban legend?
Lauridsen with the RCD Espanyol shirt (Twitter Olympia)

Last update January 2, 2020 by Javier Argudo

John Mikkelsen Lauridsen It is one of the players most loved by the fans of the RCD Espanyol. Skilful midfielder Dane reached the parakeet whole season 1981-1982, but nevertheless, his move was not occurred near.

At that time the Ipswich Town English, that just proclaimed champion UEFA Cup, It was the best placed to take over services Lauridsen who was a member of the Esbjerg Danish. But nevertheless, it looks like, the player missed the plane that would take him to England to negotiate its incorporation.

That's where he came into play Espanyol. Set parakeet, in particular its technical Jose Maria Maguregui, he was in a difficult situation to a single point of descent. Staff reinforcements needed quality and Fernand Goyvaerts, representative Lauridsen, He got his player was tested one day.

LAURIDSEN tested in the RCDE

The player landed on the airport The field a Monday 14 from December, this time missed the plane, and he joined the team workouts. Initially Maguregui He was not impressed by that guy 22 years so we wanted to see more times before making a decision.

This is where Goyvaerts órdago launched a coach and the club. He told them in training: “Do you see those gentlemen who are in the stands? They are the SevillaFC, if you do not decide we will go with them”.

Lauridsen at the Camp Nou
In his first season Lauridsen was able to win at the Camp Nou 1-3 being the author of one of the goals (The newspaper)

Faced with such pressure coach relented and gave the OK to the signing of Lauridsen. The rest is history. Danish remained in the discipline of Espanyol during 7 successful seasons being a permanent fixture until the arrival of Javier Clemente it was not very keen on the player although he did play pretty, Included in the legendary edition of the UEFA Cup where the team played the final against Bayer Leverkusen.

Lauridsen I had to leave the Hricde and still he played a couple of seasons at a high level in the CD Málaga before returning home and hang up his boots with just 32 years. In the Spanish League completed 9 seasons in which he played 295 matches official (253 as a starter) and he scored 38 goals.


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One thought on “History Lauridsen signing for Espanyol, Truth or urban legend?

  1. I remember him as a very good quality player. I did not remember that he went to Malaga but this article has refreshed my memory.

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