• Johan Cruijff
  • Born on 25 april 1947, in Amsterdam (Holland)
  • Ajax: 1964-1973: 239 games, 190 goals
  • FC Barcelona: 1973-1978: 143 games, 48 goals
  • Los Angeles Aztecs: 1979: 27 games, 14 goals
  • Washington Diplomats: 27 games, 10 goals
  • Levante: 1981: 10 games, 2 goals
  • Washington Diplomats: 1981: 5 games, 2 goals
  • Ajax: 1981-1983: 36 games, 14 goals
  • Feyenoord: 33 games, 11 goals
  • Caps: Holland: 1966-1977: 48 games, 33 goals
  • Died on 24 march 2016


  • Winner Ballon d'Or 1971, 1973, 1974



"Technique is not being able to juggle a ball 1000 times. Anyone can do that by practicing. Then you can work in the circus. Technique is passing the ball with one touch, with the right speed, at the right foot of your team mate."

  • Johan Cruijff 


"A real football brain. He had superb control, he was inventive and he could perform magic with a ball to get himself out of trouble instinctively. He got a lot of goals, and although he was so skilful, he didn't show off, he played to the strengths of the players around him."

  • Bobby Charlton (Former player of Manchester United and the national team of England)



"If he wanted he could be the best player in any position on the pitch."

  • Eric Cantona (Former player of Manchester United and the French national team)


"He was certainly the best footballer Europe has produced."

  • Franz Beckenbauer (Former player of Bayern Munich and the German national team)