Johan Cruyff

When Johan Cruyff tributes go wrong

https://twitter.com/football_oranje/status/713141548582625280 Paying tribute to one of the greatest legends of football shouldn’t be hard. You share one of the many images of him, say something about his wide reaching influence on the game we all love and you’ve done it. But for some this proved to be surprisingly challenging. The Guardian, for example, prominently featured …

Johan Cruyff in pictures and film

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Srx8rZc1jcs?iv_load_policy=3 The incomparable John Cruyff died today at the age of 68 after battling lung cancer. This has naturally sparked a wave of tributes to his genius both on the pitch and the touchline, but for someone like Cruyff, words can only do so much. The documentary above gives a nice overview of his life …

Johan Cruyff: A different stripe

The player’s refusal to bow to corporate pressure led to a unique world cup jersey by David Yaffe-Bellany The 1974 World Cup final between the Netherlands and West Germany was not just a clash of diametrically opposed soccer philosophies. It was also the meeting of two teams bedecked in Adidas-sponsored uniforms. Two teams, that is, minus …