Few months after revealing he had cancer, Netherlands great, Johan Cruyff has passed on.
The Dutch FA said: “Words can hardly be found for this huge loss. The greatest Dutch footballer of all time and one of the world’s best ever. Our condolences go to his wife, family, friends and the entire football world at home and abroad. We wish everyone a lot of strength in this difficult time.”
The former Ajax and Barcelona forward clinched European footballer of the year award three times, coached Barcelona to their first European Cup triumph in 1992 and helped the Dutch reach the 1974 World Cup final.
He was aged 68.
Cruyff’s playing career:
3 Ballon d’Or
3 European Cup
10 League Titles
1 WC Golden Ball