CRUIJFF, Johan

(1947– )
   Soccer player and coach. Cruijff debuted in the Dutch professional competition in 1964 for Ajax (Amsterdam) and played for almost 20 years, on six teams, including Barcelona and Feyenoord (Rotterdam). He became world famous and is re garded as the best European football player of the 20th century. As a coach, Cruijff served two clubs: Ajax and Barcelona. In 1997, he started the Johan Cruijff Foundation to support sports for children with and without handicaps all over the world.

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