Cruyff was a highly intelligent player and redefined the game both as a player and a manager.
AHEAD OF HIS TIME: His speed & skill made him a threat all over the pitch.
Cruyff was incredibly skilful with the ball and created the ‘Cruyff turn’ whilst playing for the Netherlands. On the basis of his abilities the possession-based football that is played today by teams like Guardiola’s Manchester City, was developed.
- Great movement
- Smart finisher
- 1. Won the Eredivise 9 times
- 2. Invented the infamous feint called the "Cruyff turn"
- 3. Won three successive European Cups with Ajax
Not many players have had as much impact on football both as a player and a manager than Johan Cruyff has; a legend of the game.