JOHAN CRUYFF 1947-2016

Johan Cruyff: from Clockwork Orange to the Dream Team

Cruyff being put through a strict training regime by Rinus Michels

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7 September 1966. Debut for Holland, against Hungary.

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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.

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

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The 1971 European Cup final against Panathinaikos at Wembley.

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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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The famous 'Espuela' goal against Atlético.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Champions League triumph at Wembley, with the Dream Team.

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FUTBOL 98/99

With his family at his testimonial match.

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FUTBOL 14/15

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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