Legendary football player, three-time winner of the Ballon d’or Johan Cruyff departed this life at the age of 68. As reported on his official website, the cause of death was a famous Dutch became cancer.
“March 24, 2016 Johan Cruyff has died in Barcelona surrounded by family after a tough battle with cancer – stated in the message. – With deep sorrow we ask you to respect the privacy of his family at this sad time.”
Johan Cruyff is deservedly considered the best player in the history of Dutch football. Ironically, he never became world champion, although he was close to it in 1974, when the “orange” in the final of the tournament in Germany gave the hosts of the championship with the score 1:2. He also became the bronze prize-winner of Euro 1976.
Glory Cruyff earned, playing for Ajax between 1964 and 1973. In the composition of the Amsterdam team which pupil he was, the legendary striker eight times won the national championship, was a triple winner of the Champions League and won the UEFA super Cup is only the most important of the many trophies won by Cruyff with Ajax, for which he has made 239 appearances and scored 190 goals.
Not less glorious period was Johan Cruyff and Barcelona. He gave the Catalan club for five years, winning the Spanish championship and becoming the owner of the national Cup. Shortly before his retirement he returned to Ajax, but his last club was Feyenoord, with whom he finally again won the Dutch championship.
No wonder his coaching career has been in those clubs where he played the longest. Cruyff as a coach has led Ajax to victory in the Cup winners ‘ Cup and leading Barcelona four made it the champion of Spain, won the Champions League, won the Cup and UEFA super Cup.
The last public appearance of Cruyff took place this winter on the tests “Formulas-1” in Barcelona. There he supported his compatriot, the young pilot of “Toro Rosso” by max Verstappen.