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Miguel Ángel Lauri, known in France as Michel Lauri (August 29, 1908 - September 26, 1994) was a footballer, he played for Estudiantes de La Plata. Born in Argentina and of French descent,[1] Lauri represented both the Argentina national football team, and France national football team.

Miguel Lauri
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Personal information
Full name Miguel Angel Lauri
Date of birth (1908-08-29)August 29, 1908
Place of birth Zárate, Argentina
Date of death September 26, 1994(1994-09-26) (aged 86)
Place of death La Plata, Argentina
Playing position Midfielder / Striker
Youth career
Estrella de Berisso
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1928–1937 Estudiantes 158 (42)
1937–1939 Sochaux ? (?)
1939–? Peñarol ? (?)
National team
1928–1935 Argentina 10 (1)
1937 France 1 (0)
Teams managed
1955 Estudiantes de La Plata
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only



Lauri made his debut for Estudiantes in 1928 during the amateur era of Argentine football. He made his debut for the Argentina national team in 1929.

In the early 1930s, after the professionalisation of the Argentine game, Lauri was part of the famous Estudiantes attacking lineup known as Los Profesores (The Professors). He earned the nickname Flecha de Oro (Golden Arrow) for his powerful right footed shooting ability.

Lauri made an appearance in the 1933 film Los tres berretines (The Three Whims), a comedy about a family obsessed with football, tango and cinema.[2]

In 1935 Lauri played in the Copa América where he scored his only goal for the national team, they eventually lost in the final to Uruguay.[3]

In 1937 Lauri was signed by French club Sochaux-Montbéliard, he was part of the French league winning campaign of 1938.

Lauri played one game for the France A side in 1937 making him one of only four Argentines to play for France.[4]

In 1939 with the Second World War looming Lauri left France and returned to South America, where he played for Peñarol in Uruguay.[5]


Season Team Title
1938 Sochaux-Montbéliard French league


  1. ^ Cassiau-Haurie, Christophe (21 December 2009). "La migration des footballeurs africains en Europe - Africultures".
  2. ^ "The Three Amateurs". IMDb. Retrieved 2014-06-02.
  3. ^ "Southamerican Championship 1935".
  4. ^ RSSSF Argentines in other national teams Archived 2008-08-03 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Zona Charrua article


  • Coll. L'intégrale de l'équipe de France de football, Paris, First, 1998, p. 100 and 453
  • Miguel Ángel Lauri at
  • Profile at French federation official website ‹See Tfd›(in French)