SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: JOHAN CRUYFF DIES | WORLD SOCCER

JOHAN CRUYFF DIES | WORLD SOCCER

Dutch, World Soccer & FC Barcelona Football legend Johan Cruyff has died at the age of 68 today victim of lung cancer. The news has rocked the Football World although he was diagnosed with cancer last October & was under treatment.

FC Barcelona legend dies 68 years

The biggest Dutch Football player ever, Cruyff is also placed within the "Big 4" of World Soccer History: Pele, Di Stefano, Maradona... & Cruyff. However where the player made his mark & left his place in Sports History is with Spanish Football Club FC Barcelona

As a Barça player he took the Club out of the shadow of Real Madrid. While as Coach of FC Barcelona he won the Clubs first ever European Cup (now Champions League). Johan Cruyff is also attributed as changing the Football style of FC Barcelona which later influenced the Spanish National Football Team. Possession Football, touch Soccer that was offensive in style, with goal the maximum objective. "Total Football" was the term coined that had Jonah Cruyff´s name & that even went as far as to place only 3 defenders to prize the attacking style. 

Whole string of later Coaches took on the "Cruyff style", with current Coaches Guardiola & Luis Enrique known disciples. The Spanish National Team under Coach Aragones took on the "Cruyff philosophy" & began the "Golden Age of Spanish Football"

You can read more details around the Web, from here we pay our tribute, express thanks for his Football & creativity, & put forth our sincere thoughts to the family & the World Football community.

RIP Johan Cruyff (1947 - 2016)

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