25 March 2016

Tribute to the Great Johan Cruijff | Rest in Peace, Legend

Soccer is simple, but it is difficult to play simple.
Every disadvantage has its advantage.
You have got to shoot, otherwise you can't score.

Football is a game of mistakes. Whoever makes the fewest mistakes wins.
I'm not religious. In Spain all 22 players make the sign of cross before they enter the pitch. If it works all matches must therefore end in a draw.
Sometimes something's got to happen before something is going to happen.
I look at Messi, and he makes me laugh. A beautiful footballer who is still like a kid. A world superstar, but still a kid. Innocent, you know. He just plays.

Johannes Hendrikus Cruijff
Born: April 25, 1947 in Amsterdam
International: 48 caps, 33 goals (the Netherlands)
Professional: 520 matches, 293 goals
Clubs: AFC Ajax, FC Barcelona, LA Aztecs, Washington Diplomats, Levante, Feijenoord.
Intercontinental Cup 1972
UEFA Champions Cup 1971, 1972, 1973
UEFA Super Cup 1972, 1973
Dutch Championship 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1982, 1983, 1984
Dutch Cup 1967, 1971, 1972, 1983, 1984
La Liga Primera 1974
Copa del Rey 1978
* European Footballer of the Year 1971, 1972, 1973
* IFFHS European Player of the Century
(Data source: Football History, accessed on March 24, 2016)
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