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#Johan Cruyff

# johan-cruyff - Saturday 11 September, 2021

The rise and fall of the world's greatest football club
# Drama
# Drama

The rise and fall of the world's greatest football club

Sep 11th 2021, 12:11 PM 44,165 Views 17 Comments

Simon Kuper on documenting Barcelona’s successes and struggles.

# johan-cruyff - Monday 24 August, 2020

Cruyff inspiration for new Barca boss Koeman
# Brilliant Orange
# Brilliant Orange

Cruyff inspiration for new Barca boss Koeman

Aug 24th 2020, 4:31 PM 6,587 Views 1 Comment

Koeman was named as replacement for the sacked Quique Setien last week.

# johan-cruyff - Thursday 23 July, 2020

Jordi Cruyff quits as Ecuador coach without leading team in match
# Wave Goodbye
# Wave Goodbye

Jordi Cruyff quits as Ecuador coach without leading team in match

Jul 23rd 2020, 11:16 PM 8,695 Views 1 Comment

The FEF said in a statement that severance ‘terms have been agreed’.

# johan-cruyff - Thursday 28 February, 2019

'I was an apprentice down the shipyard so it was just a privilege to be on the same field': Cruyff and the Irishman
# Rock 'n' Roll Soccer
# Rock 'n' Roll Soccer

'I was an apprentice down the shipyard so it was just a privilege to be on the same field': Cruyff and the Irishman

Feb 28th 2019, 10:36 PM 22,280 Views 2 Comments

How Bill Irwin from the Ards Peninsula in County Down ended up playing with and against football’s biggest stars.

# johan-cruyff - Sunday 1 April, 2018

'As an ex-football player, you need to overcome the addiction of attention'
# Transition
# Transition

'As an ex-football player, you need to overcome the addiction of attention'

Apr 1st 2018, 12:00 PM 24,390 Views 6 Comments

Former Ajax and Nottingham Forest star Bryan Roy on working under Johan Cruyff, the tough transition to retirement and his new venture.

# johan-cruyff - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Philippe Coutinho set for Barcelona debut, handed Mascherano's number 14 shirt
# Ready To Go
# Ready To Go

Philippe Coutinho set for Barcelona debut, handed Mascherano's number 14 shirt

Jan 24th 2018, 9:07 PM 10,931 Views 12 Comments

The ex-Liverpool star has been named in the Catalan side’s squad for Thursday’s Copa del Rey clash against Espanyol.

# johan-cruyff - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

The iconic Irish international and the unmitigated disaster of signing for Johan Cruyff's Ajax
# Double Dutch
# Double Dutch

The iconic Irish international and the unmitigated disaster of signing for Johan Cruyff's Ajax

May 23rd 2017, 9:30 PM 46,993 Views 22 Comments

Frank Stapleton swapped Manchester for Amsterdam in 1987, played alongside Frank Rijkaard and kept Dennis Bergkamp out of the team.

# johan-cruyff - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Ajax rename Amsterdam Arena to honour club legend Johan Cruyff
# Icon
# Icon

Ajax rename Amsterdam Arena to honour club legend Johan Cruyff

Apr 25th 2017, 7:19 PM 4,913 Views 2 Comments

Today would have been his 70th birthday.

# johan-cruyff - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Dutch legend Johan Cruyff on how he learned to play football
# The Master
# The Master

Dutch legend Johan Cruyff on how he learned to play football

Dec 24th 2016, 9:00 PM 6,629 Views 0 Comments

The Dutch legend explains how he honed his skills on the streets of Amsterdam.

# johan-cruyff - Friday 23 December, 2016

Luis Enrique hits out at 'ridiculous' Messi 'golden melons' comparison
# Criticism
# Criticism

Luis Enrique hits out at 'ridiculous' Messi 'golden melons' comparison

Dec 23rd 2016, 2:36 PM 9,712 Views 5 Comments

“Professional footballers are far more prepared these days, much stronger physically,” he added.

# johan-cruyff - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

How Cruyff saved a young Guardiola from Barcelona axe
# Remember When
# Remember When

How Cruyff saved a young Guardiola from Barcelona axe

Oct 4th 2016, 8:48 AM 9,025 Views 4 Comments

The Catalan giants were supposedly ready to sell the young midfielder because they considered him “scrawny and bad defensively”.

# johan-cruyff - Monday 25 April, 2016

My Turn, the Johan Cruyff autobiography, will be published later this year
# Brilliant Orange
# Brilliant Orange

My Turn, the Johan Cruyff autobiography, will be published later this year

Apr 25th 2016, 7:52 PM 3,560 Views 2 Comments

Today would have marked the Dutch master’s 69th birthday.

# johan-cruyff - Sunday 3 April, 2016

Ajax's tributes to Johan Cruyff would bring a tear to a glass eye
# Legend
# Legend

Ajax's tributes to Johan Cruyff would bring a tear to a glass eye

Apr 3rd 2016, 7:30 PM 13,478 Views 2 Comments

Fans and former players of the Eredivisie leaders honoured the famous number 14 in the club’s first home fixture since his death.

# johan-cruyff - Saturday 2 April, 2016

Camp Nou brilliantly paid homage to Johan Cruyff before El Clasico
# 14
# 14

Camp Nou brilliantly paid homage to Johan Cruyff before El Clasico

Apr 2nd 2016, 8:01 PM 8,262 Views 5 Comments

A fitting tribute to the father of Barca football.

# johan-cruyff - Friday 25 March, 2016

Netherlands-France match halted for Cruyff tribute
# Respect
# Respect

Netherlands-France match halted for Cruyff tribute

Mar 25th 2016, 8:44 PM 8,755 Views 2 Comments

The Dutch legend died on Thursday from lung cancer at the age of 68.

Amsterdam ArenA could be renamed after Johan Cruyff
# Icon
# Icon

Amsterdam ArenA could be renamed after Johan Cruyff

Mar 25th 2016, 10:43 AM 3,754 Views 6 Comments

The Dutch legend tragically passed away on Thursday, leading to a number of suggestions on social media suggesting the Amsterdam ArenA be renamed in his honour.

From Pele to Maradona - How the football world reacted to the death of Johan Cruyff
# Lasting Legacy
# Lasting Legacy

From Pele to Maradona - How the football world reacted to the death of Johan Cruyff

Mar 25th 2016, 6:00 AM 7,203 Views 3 Comments

The Dutch legend died from lung cancer yesterday.

# johan-cruyff - Thursday 24 March, 2016

‘3 back-to-back European Cups' - The numbers that made Johan Cruyff a legend
# Unforgettable
# Unforgettable

‘3 back-to-back European Cups' - The numbers that made Johan Cruyff a legend

Mar 24th 2016, 7:51 PM 5,616 Views 2 Comments

Using Opta data, we take a look at the stats that tell the story of Johan Cruyff’s remarkable career.

Johan Cruyff tribute: Netherlands v France friendly will be stopped after 14 minutes
# 14
# 14

Johan Cruyff tribute: Netherlands v France friendly will be stopped after 14 minutes

Mar 24th 2016, 7:06 PM 6,571 Views 2 Comments

Plans to honour Dutch legend at Friday’s international friendly.

Ajax have released this beautiful video tribute to their iconic former player and coach
# Johan Cruyff
# Johan Cruyff

Ajax have released this beautiful video tribute to their iconic former player and coach

Mar 24th 2016, 5:40 PM 8,225 Views 5 Comments

It’s hard not to get emotional watching the legendary attacker in his pomp.

'The Dutch team of 1974 is often compared to The Beatles with Johan Cruyff as John Lennon'
# Brilliant Orange
# Brilliant Orange

'The Dutch team of 1974 is often compared to The Beatles with Johan Cruyff as John Lennon'

Mar 24th 2016, 4:59 PM 39,833 Views 21 Comments

David Winner looks back on the genius of Cruyff and his role in the magnificent Dutch team of the 1970s.

'Too great to ever be forgotten' - World of football pays tribute to the late Johan Cruyff
# Brilliant Orange
# Brilliant Orange

'Too great to ever be forgotten' - World of football pays tribute to the late Johan Cruyff

Mar 24th 2016, 2:39 PM 3,576 Views 2 Comments

The Dutch football legend has died aged 68.

The Cruyff Turn: If ever there was a day to watch this moment of genius, it's today
# RIP
# RIP

The Cruyff Turn: If ever there was a day to watch this moment of genius, it's today

Mar 24th 2016, 2:09 PM 9,456 Views 1 Comment

Iconic moment at the 1974 World Cup at the heart of Cruyff’s brilliant legacy.

'If I wanted you to understand, I would have explained it better' - The Wisdom of Johan Cruyff
# Cruyff Turn Of Phrase
# Cruyff Turn Of Phrase

'If I wanted you to understand, I would have explained it better' - The Wisdom of Johan Cruyff

Mar 24th 2016, 1:30 PM 6,673 Views 0 Comments

The 68-year-old was known for his philosophical take on football.

Dutch football legend Johan Cruyff dies aged 68
# RIP
# RIP

Dutch football legend Johan Cruyff dies aged 68

Mar 24th 2016, 12:44 PM 54,414 Views 70 Comments

The former Barcelona and Ajax player and manager had fought a long battle with lung cancer.

# johan-cruyff - Monday 15 February, 2016

After Lionel Messi's brilliance, 5 more 'two-touch' penalties
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

After Lionel Messi's brilliance, 5 more 'two-touch' penalties

Feb 15th 2016, 12:05 AM 12,127 Views 12 Comments

Johan Cruyff and others who’ve attempted the audacious spot kick.

# johan-cruyff - Saturday 13 February, 2016

Johan Cruyff says he is ‘2-0 up in the first half' of his fight against cancer
# Get Well Soon
# Get Well Soon

Johan Cruyff says he is ‘2-0 up in the first half' of his fight against cancer

Feb 13th 2016, 2:31 PM 2,926 Views 1 Comment

“I am sure that I will end up winning.”

# johan-cruyff - Thursday 22 October, 2015

Johan Cruyff diagnosed with lung cancer - reports
# Football
# Football

Johan Cruyff diagnosed with lung cancer - reports

Oct 22nd 2015, 9:34 AM 7,065 Views 2 Comments

The Dutch legend won three successive European Cups with Ajax.

# johan-cruyff - Sunday 11 January, 2015

Power ranking the 12 best players to win the Ballon d'Or
# Legends
# Legends

Power ranking the 12 best players to win the Ballon d'Or

Jan 11th 2015, 8:15 PM 14,434 Views 39 Comments

Ahead of tomorrow night’s ceremony, we look at some of the greats who previously won the coveted prize.

# johan-cruyff - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Cruyff: Balotelli attitude comes from lack of education
# JOHNNY C
# JOHNNY C

Cruyff: Balotelli attitude comes from lack of education

Nov 11th 2014, 12:02 PM 6,298 Views 18 Comments

The Italy international completed a €20 million move to Liverpool in the summer but has struggled so far and has been criticised by the former Ajax boss.

# johan-cruyff - Saturday 1 November, 2014

Opinion: Guardiola's 3-3-4 genius maps out Bayern future
# Innovator
# Innovator

Opinion: Guardiola's 3-3-4 genius maps out Bayern future

Nov 1st 2014, 3:34 PM 7,707 Views 3 Comments

The Spaniard has blended tactics from Hungary’s great side of the 1950s and his all-conquering Barcelona team.

# johan-cruyff - Sunday 14 September, 2014

Cruyff on football's lost values and Roger Goodell's parental paradox; it's the week's best sportswriting
# Essential Reading
# Essential Reading

Cruyff on football's lost values and Roger Goodell's parental paradox; it's the week's best sportswriting

Sep 14th 2014, 9:30 AM 4,735 Views 0 Comments

Also, the divisive Joey Barton talks Immanuel Kant while a NBA curiosity is remembered.

# johan-cruyff - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Happy birthday Johan Cruyff, here are your best goals
# Dutch Master
# Dutch Master

Happy birthday Johan Cruyff, here are your best goals

Apr 25th 2013, 3:53 PM 1,794 Views 0 Comments

The former Ajax and Barcelona star turns 66 today.

# johan-cruyff - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

Cruyff turns: Barcelona legend slams 'sore losers' Real Madrid
# La Liga
# La Liga

Cruyff turns: Barcelona legend slams 'sore losers' Real Madrid

Mar 27th 2012, 3:42 PM 543 Views 0 Comments

“Madrid either win or they are left angry. There is no middle ground,” according to Dutch great Johann Cruyff.