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The man Cruyff turned

Former Sweden international Jan Olsson has admitted "I thought I took the ball" during the famous 'Cruyff turn' at the 1974 World Cup.
Netherlands legend Johan Cruyff, has passed away at the age of 68, but he made his name as a forward with Ajax and Barcelona and was European footballer of the year three times.
He first showcased the 'Cruyff turn' against Olsson in a match against Sweden. Olsson says he'll always remember the moment and is proud the 'turn' was against him:

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