Johan Cruyff

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Johan Cruyff
Johan Cruijff golfer cropped.jpg
Personal information
Full name Hendrik Johannes Cruijff
Date of birth (1947-04-25)25 April 1947
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date of death 24 March 2016 (aged 68)
Place of death Barcelona, Spain
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Position(s) Midfielder, Forward
Youth career
1957–1964 Ajax
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1973 Ajax 245 (193)
1973–1978 Barcelona 143 (48)
1978–1979 Los Angeles Aztecs 22 (14)
1980–1981 Washington Diplomats 29 (12)
1981 Levante 10 (2)
1981–1983 Ajax 36 (14)
1983–1984 Feyenoord 33 (11)
Total 518 (294)
National team
1966–1977 Netherlands 48 (33)
Teams managed
1985–1988 Ajax
1988–1996 Barcelona
2009–2013 Catalonia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Johan Cruyff (25 April 1947 - 24 March 2016) was a Dutch football player and manager. He played for Netherlands national team.

Cruyff died of lung cancer. His son is football manager Jordi Cruyff. He is regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time.[2][3]

Club career statistics[change | change source]

Club statistics League CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
NetherlandsLeague KNVB Cup EuropeTotal
1964/65 Ajax Eredivisie 10 4 0 0 0 0 10 4
1965/66 19 16 4 9 0 0 23 25
1966/67 30 33 5 5 6 3 41 41
1967/68 33 25 5 6 3 2 41 33
1968/69 29 24 3 3 10 6 42 33
1969/70 33 23 5 6 8 4 46 33
1970/71 25 21 6 5 6 1 37 27
1971/72 32 25 4 3 9 5 45 33
1972/73 26 16 0 0 6 3 32 19
1973/74 2 3 0 0 0 0 2 3
SpainLeague Copa del Rey EuropeTotal
1973/74 Barcelona La Liga 26 16 0 0 0 0 26 16
1974/75 30 7 0 0 8 0 38 7
1975/76 29 6 0 0 9 2 38 8
1976/77 30 14 0 0 7 5 37 19
1977/78 28 5 7 1 10 5 45 11
United StatesLeague U.S. Open Cup North AmericaTotal
1979 Los Angeles Aztecs NASL 27 16 - - 27 16
1980 Washington Diplomats NASL 27 10 - - 27 10
SpainLeague Copa del Rey EuropeTotal
1980/81 Levante Segunda División 10 2 0 0 0 0 10 2
United StatesLeague U.S. Open Cup North AmericaTotal
1981 Washington Diplomats NASL 5 2 - - 5 2
NetherlandsLeague KNVB Cup EuropeTotal
1981/82 Ajax Eredivisie 15 7 1 0 0 0 16 7
1982/83 21 7 7 2 2 0 30 9
1983/84 Feyenoord Rotterdam Eredivisie 33 11 7 1 4 1 44 13
Country Netherlands 308 215 48 40 54 25 410 280
Spain 153 50 7 1 34 12 184 63
United States 59 28 - - 59 28
Total 520 293 55 41 88 37 663 371

International career statistics[change | change source]

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Netherlands national team
YearAppsGoals
1966 2 1
1967 3 1
1968 1 0
1969 3 1
1970 2 2
1971 4 6
1972 5 5
1973 6 6
1974 12 8
1975 2 0
1976 4 2
1977 4 1
Total 48 33

Honours[change | change source]

Player[change | change source]

Ajax[5]

Barcelona[5]

Feyenoord

International

Manager[change | change source]

Ajax[5]
Barcelona[5]

Individual[change | change source]

Player[5]

Cruyff receiving the 1971 Ballon d'Or

Manager

Orders and further honours[change | change source]

Bibliography[change | change source]

  • Barend, Frits; Van Dorp, Henk: Ajax, Barcelona, Cruijff: Het ABC van een eigenzinnige maestro. (Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Vassallucci, 1997) [in Dutch]
  • Barend, Frits; Van Dorp, Henk: Ajax, Barcelona, Cruyff: The ABC of an Obstinate Maestro. Translated from the Dutch by David Winner and Lex Van Dam. (London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 1999)
  • Burns, Jimmy: Barça: A People's Passion. (London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2011)
  • Burns, Jimmy: La Roja: How Soccer Conquered Spain and How Spanish Soccer Conquered the World. (New York: Nation Books, 2012)
  • Butter, Jan-Cees; van der Vlies, Ferenc: Cruijff & Johan: Herinneringen aan nummer 14. (Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Water, 2019) [in Dutch]
  • Casanovas, Josep María: Cruyff, una vida por el Barça. (Barcelona: Ediciones B, 1973) [in Spanish]
  • Colmena, Daniel: De Cruyff a Guardiola, les claus d'un canvi triomfant al Barça. (Barcelona: Deu i Onze Edicions, 2011) [in Catalan]
  • Cruijff, Johan; de Boer, Sytze: Johan Cruijff uitspraken. Een biografie in citaten. (Haarlem: Uitgeverij Schuyt & Co., 2013) ISBN 9789081797412 [in Dutch]
  • Cruijff, Johan; de Groot, Jaap: Johan Cruijff – Mijn voetbal: Handboek voor winnaars. (Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Nieuw Amsterdam, 2017) [in Dutch]
  • Cruijff, Johan; de Groot, Jaap: Johan Cruijff – Mijn verhaal: De autobiografie. (Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Nieuw Amsterdam, 2018) [in Dutch]
  • Cruyff, Johan: Mis futbolistas y yo. (Barcelona: Ediciones B, 1993) ISBN 84-406-3999-6 [in Spanish]
  • Cruyff, Johan: Me gusta el fútbol. (Barcelona: RBA Libros, 2002) [in Spanish]
  • Cruyff, Johan: Fútbol: Mi filosofía. (Barcelona: Ediciones B, 2012) [in Spanish]
  • Cruyff, Johan; de Groot, Jaap: My Turn: The Autobiography. (London: Macmillan, October 2016)
  • Ghemmour, Chérif [fr]: Johan Cruyff, génie pop et despote. Préface par Michel Platini. (Paris: Éditions Hugo Sport, Septembre 2015) ISBN 978-2-7556-1894-5 [in French]
  • De Boer, Sytze: Het Amsterdam van Johan Cruijff. (Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Nieuw Amsterdam, 2018) [in Dutch]
  • Hiddema, Bert: Cruijff! Van Jopie tot Johan. (Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Luitingh-Sijthoff, 1996) [in Dutch]
  • Hiddema, Bert: ¡El Cruijff!. (Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Luitingh-Sijthoff, 1997) [in Dutch]
  • Hiddema, Bert: Cruijff! De jonge jaren. (Amsterdam: Xander Uitgevers B.V., 2018) [in Dutch]
  • Hiddema, Bert: Cruijff! De magere jaren 1973–1982. (Amsterdam: Xander Uitgevers B.V., 2018) [in Dutch]
  • Hiddema, Bert: Cruijff! De gouden jaren 1982–1996. (Amsterdam: Xander Uitgevers B.V., 2019) [in Dutch]
  • Hilvoorde, I. van; Stokvis, R. (2013) 'Pythagoras in boots': Johan Cruijff and the Construction of Dutch National Identity, Sport in History, 33(4), 427–444
  • Hunter, Graham: Barça: The Making of the Greatest Team in the World. (Glasgow: Backpage Press, 2012)
  • Jensen, Ric (2014). Looking at the Extraordinary Success of the 'Clockwork Orange': Examining the Brilliance of Total Football Played by the Netherlands. [Special Issue: Heroes, Icons, Legends: Legacies of Great Men in World Soccer] (Soccer & Society, Volume 15, Issue 5, 2014)
  • Kuper, Simon: Football Against the Enemy. (London: Orion Publishing Group, 1994)
  • Kuper, Simon: Ajax, the Dutch, the War: Football in Europe during the Second World War. (London: Orion Publishing Group, 2003)
  • Prieto, Javier Aranda: Hijos de Cruyff. (Sevilla: Editorial Samarcanda, 2019) [in Spanish]
  • Richards, Ted: Soccer and Philosophy: Beautiful Thoughts on the Beautiful Game (Popular Culture and Philosophy). (Chicago & La Salle, IL: Open Court Publishing, 2010)
  • Riera, Josep; Roca, Miquel: Van Barça: El Futbol Club Barcelona i Holanda, més que una relació. (Valls, Tarragona: Cossetània Edicions, 2007) ISBN 8497912721 [in Catalan]
  • Schots, Mik; Luitzen, Jan: Wie is Johan Cruijff. Insiders duiden het Orakel. Maar Cruijff heeft zelf het laatste Woord. (Amsterdam: Uitgeverij De Arbeiderspers, 2007) ISBN 9789029564755 [in Dutch]
  • Schulze-Marmeling, Dietrich [de]: Der König und sein Spiel: Johan Cruyff und der Weltfußball. (Göttingen: Verlag Die Werkstatt, 2012) ISBN 978-3-89533-845-8 [in German]
  • Tanzilli, Fabrizio: Lo spazio della libertà. Da Michels a Guardiola, il viaggio dell'idea che ha rivoluzionato il calcio. (Roma: Ultra Edizioni, 2015) [in Italian]
  • Van den Boogaard, A.: Het laatste seizoen: Het andere gezicht van Johan Cruijff. (Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Thomas Rap, 2018) [in Dutch]
  • Verkamman, Matty; Visser, Jaap; Winkels, Edwin; Derksen, Johan: Johan Cruijff: De legende 1947–2016. (Rotterdam: Kick Uitgevers, 2016) [in Dutch]
  • Wilson, Jonathan: Inverting the Pyramid: The History of Football Tactics. (London: Orion Books, 2010)
  • Wilson, Jonathan: The Barcelona Inheritance: The Evolution of Winning Soccer Tactics from Cruyff to Guardiola. (New York: Nation Books, 2018)
  • Winkels, Edwin: Johan Cruijff in Barcelona: De mythe van de verlosser. (Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Brandt, 2016) [in Dutch]
  • Winner, David: Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Football. (London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2000)
  • Winsemius, Pieter: Je gaat het pas zien als je het doorhebt. Over Cruijff en leiderschap. (Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Balans, 2004) [in Dutch]

Filmography[change | change source]

  • Nummer 14 Johan Cruijff, 1973 Dutch documentary film by Cor Coster on the professional career of Johan Cruyff (90 min)
  • Il profeta del gol [it], 1976 Italian-language documentary film directed by Sandro Ciotti (110 min)
  • Johan Cruijff – En un momento dado, 2004 documentary by Ramon Gieling on the life of Johan Cruyff (90 min)
  • Recorda, Míster: Johan Cruyff (Remember, Boss: Johan Cruyff in English), 2009 documentary by Barça TV
  • Conexión Vintage – Johan Cruyff, 2013 documentary by RTVE
  • L'últim partit: 40 anys de Johan Cruyff a Catalunya [ca], 2014 Catalan-language documentary directed by Jordi Marcos (70 min)
  • Gràcies, Johan, 2016 documentary by TV3

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