Allan Simonsen played for FC Barcelona from 1979 to 1982. / MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Allan Simonsen was not only one of the most charismatic of foreign players in Club history. He was also one of the protagonists of a memorable final that Barça played at Camp Nou: the 1982 Cup Winners’ Cup final. Thanks to his second goal, Barça turned the tables on the scoreboard in that title match to defeat Standard Liège and win the second Cup Winners’ Cup in Club history.

“It was fantastic to score the game-winning goal,” admitted Simonsen in an exclusive interview with www.fcbarcelona.com. In fact, the Dane remembers that final at the Camp Nou with an extra dose of pride. "It was very special because we were at home in front of 100,000 people," said Simonsen, who played for Barça from 1979 to 1982. In that span he appeared in 71 games and scored 53 goals, leaving lasting memories among the fans.

Luis Enrique’s Barça

Simonsen, after inaugurating the FCB Escola Copenhagen in Denmark, touched on some of the current events surrounding his former team, highlighting the bond between the players and the fans. " Luis Enrique’s Barça are sensational, with very good players and great fans.” Simonsen, who lauds Luis Enrique as a "home-grown coach" who knows the Club, believes there’s nothing wrong with  “dreaming of winning all three titles: the League, the Spanish Cup and the Champions League. Everything works: the team, the coach and the fans," said the former Barça player.

‘Simonet,’ as he was called, is still today one of the most beloved players who have ever worn the blaugrana shirt, and he loves to tell the fans about the effect they had on him: "What do I miss most from my time at Barça? Undoubtedly the fans, because they showed me one of the best times of my life."

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