Johan Cruyff

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.

The Player


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.


Key Skills
  • Inventive
  • Great movement
  • Smart finisher


The master in action


Quick Facts
  • 1. Won the Eredivise 9 times
  • 2. Invented the infamous feint called the "Cruyff turn"
  • 3. Won three successive European Cups with Ajax






Final Note

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.