- He was a Dutch professional football player and coach
|Real name:||Hendrik Johannes Cruijff|
Johan Cruyff Height
|How tall was Johan Cruyff?||178 cm / 5 ft 11 in|
|Born:||25 April 1947 Comment |
|When did Johan Cruyff die? / Died||24 March 2016|
|How many years did Johan Cruyff live? / Lived||68 years|
|Where was Johan Cruyff born?||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Where did Johan Cruyff die? / Deathplace ||Barcelona, Spain|
Johan Cruyff Net worth 2022 (estimated)
|How much is Johan Cruyff worth?||$4,000,000 Comment|
Who was Johan Cruyff? / Facts
- As a player, he won the Ballon d'Or three times, in 1971, 1973 and 1974
- Cruyff was the most famous exponent of the football philosophy known as Total Football explored by Rinus Michels, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in football history
- In the 1970s, Dutch football rose from near obscurity to become a powerhouse in the sport
- Cruyff led the Netherlands to the final of the 1974 FIFA World Cup and received the Golden Ball as player of the tournament
- At the 1974 finals he executed a feint that subsequently was named after him, the Cruyff Turn, a move widely replicated in the modern game
- At club level, Cruyff started his career at Ajax, where he won eight Eredivisie titles, three European Cups and one Intercontinental Cup
- In 1973, he moved to Barcelona for a world record transfer fee, winning La Liga in his first season and was named European Footballer of the Year
- After retiring from playing in 1984, Cruyff became highly successful as manager of Ajax and later Barcelona; he remained an influential advisor to both clubs
- His son Jordi also played football professionally
- In 1999, Cruyff was voted European Player of the Century in an election held by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics, and came second behind Pelé in their World Player of the Century poll
- He came third in a vote organised by the French magazine France Football consulting their former Ballon d'Or winners to elect their Football Player of the Century
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Last update: 24 September 2017
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