Leeds United completed the signing of Guille Amor recently. Livingston fans may remember Amor’s dad though, who had a brief spell the Lions.
He arrives in Yorkshire from Barcelona B. The young Spaniard will join with the Elland Road side’s U18 squad for the forthcoming season.
Livi fans may remember his dad. It’s ex-Barcelona legend Guillermo Amor, who finished his career in West Lothian.
Amor’s brief but colourful Livingston stint
His son Guille is likely too young to remember his father Amor’s spell in West Lothian. It wasn’t long, but the Spaniard sure did leave an impression on the Livi faithful.
He’ll know all about his dad’s exploits at Barca though. In 10 years at the Camp Nou, the midfielder played 421 times and won many awards, including five La Liga titles.
What probably isn’t talked about as often around the family dinner table is his spell with Livi.
Amor arrived at Livi in January 2003. They were third bottom with 23 points from 24 games. The Barca legend’s arrival was seen as the kick everyone needed to really start a survival bid.
The midfielder’s first game was against Partick Thistle. He was a half time substitute and looked every bit the player he had been at the Catalan giants, even at 35. He controlled the game from midfield and made it looks like child’s play.
That’s as good as it got for him though. Amor was made to look like an amateur by the Kilmarnock midfield a few days later and was hooked at half-time, having made his first West Lothian start.
One substitute appearance at Parkhead against Celtic came shortly after and that was the last time Amor took to the pitch for Livingston.
Who knows, maybe Leeds will fancy throwing the Barca legend’s son out on loan to the SPFL one day. If that day ever comes about, they’ll hope he has more luck than his dad did during a short but special spell in West Lothian.