Barça to wear "Gràcies Johan" on their shirt for El Clásico

The tribute to Cruyff will replace the World Club Champions FIFA emblem on the front of the playing shirt. A 90,000 card Gracies Johan mosaic will also be displayed pre-match.

Barça to wear "Gràcies Johan" on their shirt for El Clásico
FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona board members decided that Saturday's game against Real Madrid will also serve as a homage to Johan Cruyff. For one game only the FIFA World Club Champion badge will be replaced with a logo bearing the legend ‘Gràcies Johan’ on the front of the Barça home shirt. Both teams will be accompanied onto the pitch with children wearing a t-shirt representing Cruyff's charity organisation and supporters at Camp Nou will display a 90.000 piece mosaic also paying tribute to the Dutch maestro who passed away last week..Ahead of the match a tribute video will also be shown on the video scoreboard at the stadium.

MEMORIAL JOHAN CRUYFF EN EL CAMP NOUGRA404. BARCELONA, 29/03/2016.-Detalle de los muchos recuerdos que los aficionados del FC Barcelona han dejado en el memorial de Johan Cruyff que hoy se cierra en el estadio Camp Nou. EFE/ Quique García

The board members refused to go into any further detail as regards future tributes to the former player such as stadium naming or erecting a statute. Club spokesperson, Josep Vives stated: “The naming of the stadium after Cruyff wasn't discussed. At the moment we need to do things in a calm and progressive manner. nothing can be ruled out”.

Vives went on to thanks all supporters, other football clubs and Real Madrid got a special mention. "I'd like to thank Madrid for their support at this time and extend this personally to Florentino Pérez and Emilio Butragueño for their visit to Camp Nou”.