Tuesday, 7 January 2014
Barcelona 1992 - No.11 Laudrup.
At his very best, Michael Laudrup was arguably an equal for football history’s genuine elite. Indeed it was often said that, although Johan Cruyff was unique, Laudrup was the player who came closest to his style and quality.
Blessed with vision, terrific technique and a devastating change of pace, the Dane was the focal point of any side he played in, with the Dutch legend himself saying “When Michael plays, it’s like a dream, a magical illusion. No-one in the world comes anywhere near his level.”
As if to give his personal approvals to the comparisons, of course, Cruyff then went and signed Laudrup for Barcelona, seeing him as the perfect supply route for Bulgarian goal machine Hristo Stoichkov.
With the Dutch mastermind on the bench, Laudrup casting spells in midfield and Stoichkov adding the finishing touches, Barça at last made the leap from big name to continental powerhouse.
Together, they won four La Liga titles between 1990 and 1994, and beat Sampdoria 1-0 in the 1992 European Cup Final at Wembley, all attained with a swagger that earned them the tag of the 'Dream Team'.
Maybe Barca fans would hold Laudrup closer to their hearts had he not joined Real Madrid in 1994 after falling out with Cruyff, but even the most cynical fan could not deny that Laudrup helped transform the fortunes of the Catalan giants, creating the platform for the world beaters they are today.
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