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JOHAN CRUYFF 1947-2016

Johan Cruyff: from Clockwork Orange to the Dream Team

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Cruyff being put through a strict training regime by Rinus Michels

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7 September 1966. Debut for Holland, against Hungary.

Cruyff in the 1969 European Cup final at the Bernabéu. It was a subdued game by his standards, as he was kept in check by Giovanni Trapattoni.

Cruyff opens the scoring against Real Madrid in Amsterdam, September 1967

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The 1971 European Cup final against Panathinaikos at Wembley.

The fabled 1970s Ajax team won six leagues, three European Cups, the European Super Cup and the Intercontinental Cup.

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Cruyff was the first player to win three Ballon d'Or awards.

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Posing with the European Cup in Amsterdam June 1972.

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Cruyff was the first player to win three Ballon d'Or awards.

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13 August 1973. Johan Cruyff signs for Barça. The deal costing 60 million pesetas.

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August 1974 Johan Cruyff, Hugo Sotil and Johan Neeskens at Camp Nou.

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17 February 1974. Cruyff and José Antonio Camacho pictured in Barça's 0-5 thumping of Real Madrid at the Bernabéu.

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Johan left Barça in 1978 after falling out with members of the board. He scored 11 goals in his final season.

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Cruyff bids Camp Nou farewell during his testamonial.

Cruyff in action with Ajax, being tracked by Louis van Gaal.

Cruyff and Franz Beckenbauer during their time at New York Cosmos.

Cruyff during a brief stint at Levante UD in the early 80s

Cruyff was a great motivator. Football is mental, he would tell his players.

Cruyff's first season on the bench at Barça wasn't easy but the team did win the Copa del Rey.

Copa del Rey, his first triumph with the Blaugranas as coach

Champions League triumph at Wembley, with the Dream Team.

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With his family at his testimonial match.

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In Sitges November 2014

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Hristo Stoichkov wept live on air when interviewed about his friend Johan Cruyff on Catalan radio this afternoon.

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