Johan Cruyff

Johan Cruyff: In Others’ Words

There has perhaps been no more influential a figure on modern football than the late, great Johan Cruyff. One of the finest players of all time, Cruyff, whose death was mourned by the world of football when he died of cancer at the age of 68 in 2016, was also the architect of what remains the most admired football philosophy ever thought up.
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Watch: Barcelona tribute to Dutch great Johan Cruyff

Football lost Dutch great Johan Cruyff five years ago this week. Cruyff first made his name with Ajax before moving to Barcelona, where he starred as a player before becoming coach and leading the club to LaLiga and Champions League titles. The Dutchman is regarded among the most influential identities ever seen in the game. Here we have some of Cruyff's greatest moments when connected to Barca as a player and coach.

A tribute to Johan Cruyff

Johan Cruyff was one of the greatest players and coaches ever. pay tribute with stories, stats, quotes and golazos. Rinus Michels once commented that his star pupil was “a man from Mars”. He was not wrong. Johan Cruyff performed, and later orchestrated, extraterrestrial acts on green fields, while a...
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Stanley Matthews Foundation outlines big plans for two new football centres - based on the Johan Cruyff model - to boost grassroots sport in the Midlands and Northern Ireland

The Stanley Matthews Foundation has revealed a number of initiatives aimed at transforming grassroots sport in the Midlands and Northern Ireland. The family of Sir Stanley Matthews, arguably Britain's greatest ever footballer, are hands-on at the charity as it aims to build two community football centres - as well as start a football project in a deprived part of Belfast.