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Cruyff, Johan,

1947–2016, Dutch soccer player. He played forward (1964–73) for the Dutch League's Amsterdam Ajax team, assuming a key role in their six league championships, four Dutch Cups, and three European Cups. In 1973 he was traded to the Barcelona, became its captain, and led it to the 1974 Spanish League championship. Cruyff later (1979–81) played for several teams in the North American Soccer League and ended his playing career with Ajax in 1982. A three-time winner (1971, 1973–74) of the European footballer of the year title, he was known for his versatile and intelligent play and his advocacy of "total football," in which players constantly pass the ball, interchanging roles as the situation changes, a style that influenced the worldwide game. After retirement he coached at both Ajax and Barcelona. In 1999 he was named the best player in Europe in the 20th century.
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The Johan Cruijff Schaal match marked the start of the 2018/2019 season in the Netherlands.
At the Johan Cruijff statue at the Olympic stadium in Amsterdam Ajax fans gathered to remember, at his former home in the Amsterdam neighborhood Betondorp, where he grew up, people spontaneously laid flowers.
"Icon of a generation" was the header of Trouw, while De Telegraaf and de Volkskrant had no words and only published a full page picture on the cover with his name: "Johan Cruijff, 1947-2016".
The Court found that such company unlawfully profited from Bovelander's reputation by promoting hockey shoes using the slogan "Floris Johan Cruijff". the Court found that the use by the publisher of the name and the portrait of Johan Cruijff on and in the book concerned did not qualify as 'use' of Cruijff 's name mark and portrait mark (Benelux registrations 307509 and 614969).
HONOURS: PSV - Dutch League 1997, Amstel Cup 1996 and Johan Cruijff Schaal 1996, 1997
Johan Cruijff never cleaned his football shoes (we are talking about the early years 1966, 1967, 1968 ...).
LAHEY (CyHAN)- Dutch soccer legend Johan Cruijff, who was diagnosed with lung cancer, died in Barcelona on Thursday at the age of 68.
"Johan Cruijff peacefully died in Barcelona, surrounded by his family after a hard fought battle with cancer," it was stated on his website.