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#Johan Cruyff

# 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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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 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

“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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

Camp Nou brilliantly paid homage to Johan Cruyff before El Clasico

A fitting tribute to the father of Barca football.

# johan-cruyff - Friday 25 March, 2016

Netherlands-France match halted for Cruyff tribute

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

Amsterdam ArenA could be renamed after Johan Cruyff

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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'

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

Dutch football legend Johan Cruyff dies aged 68 RIP

Dutch football legend Johan Cruyff dies aged 68

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

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

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

# johan-cruyff - Thursday 22 October, 2015

Johan Cruyff diagnosed with lung cancer - reports

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

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

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

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

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

The former Ajax and Barcelona star turns 66 today.

# johan-cruyff - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

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

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