Dies at age 68 Johan Cruyff, one of the greatest players and coaches in history
Sad day, very sad for football this March 24 will go down in history as the day that died Johan Cruyff. At 68 years old Dutchman who was a player and coach clubs like Ajax Amsterdam and FC Barcelona, the mythical number 14, died victim of lung cancer.
Johan’s career began at Ajax Amsterdam in the 60. In that team began a new era for football, and not only that Ajax won all national titles, but also won consecutive three European Cup. It was the great era of Dutch football, he who was on the verge of winning the World Cup twice, and Cruyff was his standard.
In 1974, the Barcelona and Real Madrid fought to take over its services, and end Cruyff would wear Barca. With the arrival of Flaccus, signing most expensive in history at that time, the Barcelona returned to winning a league title, fourteen years after the last, but that, and the Copa del Rey 1978 were the only trophy that would lift the club with Cruyff on the pitch.
So where truly forged his legend for Barcelona was coaching. Johan Cruyff reached several years his career, retiring at Feyenoord in 1984 in style with a double (league and cup) and the following year and was training to Ajax. From 1988 he moves its stamp and ideas to the organizational structure of the club, changing history forever.
And it is that if anything stands Cruyff on the other players beside him monopolize football Olympus is his coaching career. It was not very long since ended once he left Barcelona, but it was very important beyond the titles that were achieved with him on the bench.
Following the style of the Dutch, his mark, Ajax reigned in Europe in the 90s and Barcelona is now the club is.For a Barca fan it is impossible not to be cruyffista before the implacable objectivity of numbers: Barca Johan Cruyff post, from 1988 onwards, and adds the same number of titles he had won before in its history . So in Amsterdam and Barcelona, all tributes are few to pay tribute to one of the great figures of football.