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JOHAN CRUYFF 1947-2016

Who made it into Johan Cruyff's all-time world XI?

In 2012, the legendary Dutchman revealed who'd be in his greatest ever line-up - but did not find room for himself in the side.

Who made it into Johan Cruyff's all-time world XI?

The late Johan Cruyff's exploits as a player for club and country ensure that he's a fixture among all-time global XIs selected throughout the footballing world, and in 2012 it fell to the great Dutchman to pick his.

In an ideal line-up named as part of his book 'Football, my philosophy', the Barcelona legend, who passed away on Thursday at the age of 68, did not include himself - but did find room for one of his chief protégés from his time as Camp Nou boss: Pep Guardiola.

Guardiola, who like Cruyff achieved historic status at Barça for his feats both on the pitch and in the dugout, is the only footballer to make the cut who featured in the 21st century.

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Cruyff's team is peppered with fabled figures of the game, as keeper Lev Yashin takes his place in goal with Carlos Alberto, Franz Beckenbauer and Ruud Krol lining up in front of him in defence.

Meanwhile, Alfredo Di Stéfano, Bobby Charlton and Piet Keizer join Guardiola behind a front three of Garrincha, Pelé and Diego Maradona.

What do you make of Cruyff's XI?


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