🔴 Remembering Johan Cruyff in numbers | Futaa.com
🔴 Remembering Johan Cruyff in numbers
General

🔴 Remembering Johan Cruyff in numbers

On this day in 2016, the world lost one of the most iconic football figures in Johan Cruyff to cancer.

At his time of death, the Dutch legend was aged 68 and his legacy that transcended from his native Ajax to Barcelona in Spain is well documented in the football history books.

We look at the numbers that mattered in his career courtesy of the PA new Agency.

  • 47: Hendrik Johannes Cruyff was born in Amsterdam on April 25, 1947.
  • 14: Cruyff’s iconic shirt number for Holland.
  • 74: At the height of his playing career, Cruyff captained Holland at the 1974 World Cup finals, where they were eventually defeated by hosts West Germany in the final.
  • 33: The number of goals scored by Cruyff in 48 appearances for Holland before a premature retirement from international football ahead of the 1978 World Cup.
  • 3: As part of the all-conquering Ajax side, Cruyff won the European Cup for three consecutive years between 1971 and 1973.
  • 8:The number of Dutch league championship titles won by Cruyff with Ajax over two spells.
  • 71: Cruyff won the first of three Ballon d’Or European Footballer of the Year trophies in 1971.
  • 922,000: Cruyff joined Barcelona in a then-world record £922,000 deal in 1973, linking up with his former Ajax boss Rinus Michels. In his first season at the Nou Camp, the Dutch forward helped Barcelona end a 14-year Spanish league title drought.
  • 92: Returning to the Nou Camp as a manager, Cruyff guided Barcelona to a first European Cup success in 1992-just a year after undergoing major heart surgery which prompted him to stop smoking.
  • 392: The total number of club goals Cruyff scored.