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12:59 04-March-2017

Jørgensen has rejected Barca 3 times

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Written by: Rasmus Boysen

The former Danish national player, Lars Jørgensen, has rejected offers from FC Barcelona three times.

The 39-year-old KIF Kolding-København player, who retires after this season, has rejected offers from the Spanish champions FC Barcelona three times:

"I have experienced to get offers from FC Barcelona 3 times, but it was never quite right. The first time I would rather go to Pamplona, the second time I preferred Kolding-København, and the third time I would not return to Spain, because my family had been established in Denmark," he says in an interview with the Danish newspaper

Lars Jørgensen has had a great career in both Denmark and abroad. He started his senior career in the Danish club ROAR Roskilde and came to the Danish club Virum-Sorgenfri HK in 2000. In 2001 he signed a contract with the Spanish club BM Altea, where he played for 3 seasons.

In 2004 he joined the League rivals SDC San Antonio. The following year he won the Spanish Championship. In 2009 he returned to Denmark and the ambitious Danish club AG København, with whom he won the Danish Championship in 2011 and 2012.

When the club went bankrupt in 2012 he joined his current club KIF Kolding-København. He won the Danish Championship with Kolding in 2014 and 2015.

Lars Jørgensen played in his national team career 192 matches and scored 144 goals. He won the European Championship in 2008 in Norway and won a bronze medal at the World Championship in 2007 in Germany.

Besides Lars Jørgensen another former Danish national player of KIF Kolding-København, Kasper Hvidt, retires after this season (read more here).

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