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Summary

  1. Johan Cruyff dies of cancer at the age of 68
  2. The Dutchman played and coached for Ajax and Barcelona
  3. GET INVOLVED #bbcsportsday

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By Matt Davis and Richard Winton

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  1. Good night

    That's all from us on Sportsday today.

    We will leave you with one more image of the late, great Johan Cruyff.

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  2. 'He was an extraordinary player'

    Johan Cruyff (1947-2016)

    Quote Message: A football legend...I want to express my deepest regret and transmit on behalf of Real Madrid our condolences and our love to FC Barcelona and most especially his wife and their children . He was an extraordinary player, so today is a very sad day for the world of football from Florentino Perez Real Madrid president
    Florentino PerezReal Madrid president
  3. Johan Cruyff (1947-2016)

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  4. #Legend

    Johan Cruyff (1947-2016)

  5. 'A legend has passed away'

    Johan Cruyff (1947-2016)

  6. Johan Cruyff (1947-2016)

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    Quote Message: RIP Johan Cruyff. He will be remembered as a legend who transformed the game in so many ways. from Thierry Henry Former France, Arsenal and Barcelona striker
    Thierry HenryFormer France, Arsenal and Barcelona striker
  7. 'Play against Cruyff? Impossible'

    Johan Cruyff (1947-2016)

  8. Cruyff in his own words

    Johan Cruyff (1947-2016)

    "In my teams, the goalie is the first attacker, and the striker the first defender."

    "There is only one ball, so you need to have it."

    "If you have the ball you must make the field as big as possible, and if you don’t have the ball you must make it as small as possible."

    Johan Cruyff
  9. Johan Cruyff (1947-2016)

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  10. 'He was an inspiration to me'

    Johan Cruyff (1947-2016)

  11. Johan Cruyff (1947-2016)

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    Quote Message: Another legend has left us today from Lionel Messi Barcelona forward
    Lionel MessiBarcelona forward
  12. 1978 World Cup and the kidnap threat

    Johan Cruyff (1947-2016)

    Johan Cruyff

    In 2008 Johan Cruyff revealed that his absence from the 1978 World Cup was largely due to being held at gunpoint the previous year, during his time with Barcelona.

    "To play a World Cup you have to be 200%," Cruyff told Catalunya Radio. "I had a rifle at my head, I was tied up, my wife tied up, the children were in the apartment in Barcelona. 

    "There are moments when there are other values in life."  

  13. Johan Cruyff (1947-2016)

    Football

    Johan Cruyff
    Quote Message: A sad day for everyone. He is a worldwide legend and a key person for Barcelona and football in general. My deepest condolences. A very strong hug to the family from Andrés Iniesta Barcelona midfielder
    Andrés IniestaBarcelona midfielder
  14. Cruyff in his own words

    Johan Cruyff (1947-2016)

    Johan Cruyff

    "Every disadvantage has its advantage."

    "The most difficult thing about an easy match is to make a weak opponent play bad football."

    "There’s only one moment in which you can arrive in time. If you’re not there, you’re either too early or too late."

  15. 'A sad, sad day'

    Johan Cruyff (1947-2016)

    Quote Message: It is a very sad day for the footballing world, to lose one of the true legends of the game. My thoughts are with Johan's family at this difficult time. from Louis van Gaal Manchester United manager
    Louis van GaalManchester United manager
    Louis van Gaal and Johan Cruyff
  16. Standout

    Johan Cruyff (1947-2016)

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  17. 'An inspiration'

    Johan Cruyff (1947-2016)

    Quote Message: Johan Cruyff was a magnificent player, one of the greatest players the world has ever known. A symbol of elegant play. An inspiration. A source of admiration for fans. He has marked football history for ever. I'm very saddened by his death. He w‎ill be terribly missed. Both personally and on behalf of Fifa and the world football community, I would like to extend my sincerest condolences to his family and friends. from Gianni Infantino Fifa president
    Gianni InfantinoFifa president
  18. Cruyff the great

    Johan Cruyff (1947-2016)

    Johan Cruyff
    Quote Message: Sometimes the word legend is used a little bit loosely, sometimes even flippantly. But there are one or two greats, and one or two legends, and Johan Cruyff is one of those. from Roy Hodgson England manager
    Roy HodgsonEngland manager
  19. Is Cruyff behind Holland's penalty woes?

    Johan Cruyff (1947-2016)

    Is Johan Cruyff the reason the Netherlands have such a poor record in penalty shootouts?

    This piece suggests he might be...