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Football legend Johan Cruyff passed away

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The Holland football legend Johan Cruyff has died peacefully in Barcelona, in the presence of his family of lung cancer at the age of 68.

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  • The Dutchman, was named as the world player of the year on three occasions. He guided Holland to the World Cup final in 1974 and as a manager he spent eight years in charge of Barcelona.
  • Cruyff scored 392 times in 520 games over a 19-year career but his influence reached far beyond creating goals, thanks to his qualities as a leader, thinker and speaker.
  • As a player for Dutch international, Cruyff played 48 matches, scoring 33 goals. As a coach he had 242 victories in 387 matches, with 75 draws and 70 losses.
  • He was adjudged as European Footballer of the Year in 1971, 1973 and 1974.Johan Cryuff.
  • He joined Barcelona for a then-world record transfer fee of $2.0 million.

Johan Cruyff:

  • Hendrik Johannes Cruijff was born on 25 April 1947 in Amsterdam, He had been a heavy smoker and had heart surgery in 1991. His death comes less than six months after he had been diagnosed with lung cancer.
  • Johan was also a successful manager, winning two Dutch Cups with Ajax, before again making the switch to Barcelona. There, he would win four consecutive league titles between 1991 and 1994.