The former Barcelona player Johan Cruyff died Thursday in Barcelona, 68 years old. The Dutchman was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2015.
- 24. March 2016, Johan Cruyff died peacefully in Barcelona, surrounded by family after a hard battle with cancer, is written on Cruyff's website.
The former soccer player was an important part of the Netherlands team in the 1970s.
Among other things, he was in the football World Cup in 1974 part of taking the team to the finals.
He started his football career in Ajax in 1964, before he went to Spanish football and Barcelona in 1973.
Cruyff won the Golden ball three times (in 1971, 1973 and 1974), and during the time in Ajax, he took the team to three straight European Cup trophies between 1971 and 1973.
He retired as a player in 1984, and the following year he took over as coach in charge of Ajax. Then he again went back to Barcelona, a club he trained from 1988 to 1996.
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