Johan Cruijff

Johan Cruijff


On May 22 2006, Cruyff was presented a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to football by Laureus in their annual World Sports Awards. [ [ Johan Cruyff | Laureus ] ]

Cruyff also received a lifetime achievement award from the KNVB in August 2006. [cite web|url= |title=Kuijt receives Dutch accolade |work=Article on |accessdate=March 18|accessyear=2007] [cite web|url= |title=Huntelaar weer twee prijzen rijker |work=Article on (Dutch)|accessdate=March 18|accessyear=2007]

In 2006 Cruyff played in Dennis Bergkamp's Testimonial as a second-half substitute with Ajax

On April 18 2007, Ajax decided to retire the number 14 shirt in honour of Johan Cruyff and in celebration of his birthday. [cite web|url= |title=Ajax tribute to 'priceless' Cruyff |work=Article on |accessdate=April 22 |accessyear=2007]

Outside football

In November 2003, Cruyff invoked legal proceedings against the publisher Tirion Uitgevers, over its photo book "Johan Cruyff de Ajacied", which used photographs by Guus de Jong. Cruyff was working on another book, also using De Jong's photographs, and claimed unsuccessfully that Tirion's book violated his trademark and portrait rights.

In 2004 he ended sixth place in the election of De Grootste Nederlander (The Greatest Dutchman).

In 2004, a documentary film was made about Cruyff's life, entitled Johan Cruijff - En un momento dado.

Johan Cruyff has a small hit (No 21 in the charts) in the Netherlands with 'Oei Oei Oei (Dat Was Me Weer een Loei). Upon arriving in Barcelona, the Spanish branch of Polydor decided to release the single in Spain as well, where it was rather popular. [ [ Football: Knowledge - does Shay Given really carry holy water with him at every match? | Football | ] ]


On 2 December 1968 Cruyff married Danny Coster. Johan and Danny have 3 children: Chantal (16 November 1970), Susila (27 January 1972) and Jordi (9 February 1974). The family lives in Barcelona.

His son, Jordi, has played for teams such as FC Barcelona (while his father was manager), Manchester United and Alavés. Interestingly, the younger Cruyff sports "Jordi" on his shirt to distinguish himself from his famous father (this also reflects the common Spanish practice of referring to players by given names alone or by nicknames).


External links

*FIFA player|174481| Johan Cruyff
* [ Cruyff Classics] — Cruyff's official shoe brand
* [ - Netherlands' Golden Player]
*worldcat id|id=lccn-n88-624848

NAME= Cruyff, Hendrik Johannes
SHORT DESCRIPTION=Dutch footballer and coach
DATE OF BIRTH= birth date|1947|4|25|mf=y
PLACE OF BIRTH= Amsterdam, Netherlands

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