Johan Cruyff

Since the introduction of football in Netherlands from the 19th century, the football has became the most popular sport in Netherlands. Dutch football is famous for the Netherlands national football team dressing in orange Dutch football shirts. There are many well-known football stars in the history of Netherlands football. Johan Cruyff is one of these excellent footballers.

He was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands on Apr. 25, 1947. In 1971, 1973 and 1974, Johan Cruyff won the Ballon d’Or for three times acted as a player. For his extraordinary performance and great achievements, he is regarded as one of the most famous footballers in the history of Netherlands football. The Netherlands national football team has grown into the competent football team in the 1970s. Under the leading of Cruyff, Netherlands squad entered into the final of the 974 FIFA World Cup, achieving the Golden Ball as a player. He is the inventor of the “Cruyff Turn” – a feint in the sports activities, which is a move used often in modern football.

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