|Full name||Jordi Lardín Cruz|
|Date of birth||4 June 1973|
|Place of birth||Manresa, Spain|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|2001||→ Espanyol (loan)||8||(0)|
|2001–2002||→ Xerez (loan)||17||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
A skilled and pacy offensive player with netting ability, Lardín was born in Manresa, Barcelona, Catalonia, and started playing football with local CE Manresa, making his professional debuts with RCD Espanyol also in his native region in 1992–93. The team would be relegated from La Liga, and he went on to become an essential offensive figure in the following years.
From 1994–96, as the Pericos reached the UEFA Cup in one season, narrowly missing on qualification in another, Lardín scored 29 goals in 76 league games, under the guidance of José Antonio Camacho. In the latter campaign he found the net in both games against Real Madrid, for 3–1 and 2–1 wins.
For the 1997–98 season Lardín signed with Atlético de Madrid for 1.500 million pesetas, but would only appear significantly throughout his first year. A serious car accident in October 1997 would not prevent his Spanish national team debut one month later, a 1–1 friendly match against Romania in Palma de Mallorca.
After unassuming loan stints with old team Espanyol and Xerez CD in Segunda División, Lardín retired from football at age 29 claiming to be "fed up" with the sport. He made a tentative comeback two years later, with modest CD Leganés; internationally he also appeared for Spain at the 1996 Summer Olympics, playing in all the matches as the national side reached the quarterfinals in Atlanta.
- Spain U21
- Espanyol archives; Hall of Fame Perico, 17 May 2009 (Spanish)
- Lardín: "Estoy asqueado del fútbol" (Lardín: "I've had it up to here with football"); El Mundo, 9 September 2002 (Spanish)
- Lardín, herido de pronóstico reservado en un accidente de coche (Lardín, in serious condition after car accident); El País, 8 October 1997 (Spanish)
- España quiere ganar por primera vez en Palma (Spain wants to win in Palma for the first time); Terra, 9 February 2003 (Spanish)
- Lardín regresa al Espanyol cedido por el Atlético (Lardín returns to Espanyol loaned by Atlético); El País, 23 January 2001 (Spanish)
- Jordi Lardín – FIFA competition record
- Italia ya ganó un Europeo a España en el 1996 (Italy has already won European Championships against Spain in 1996); Orgullo Bianconero, 18 June 2013 (Spanish)