offpitch | 2016-03-24
Johan Cruyff passes away at the age of 68
The most influential footballer in history has left us, may he rest in peace
Today, March 24th, 2016, the official website of Johan Cruyff has announced his passing at the age of 68.
'On March 24 2016 Johan Cruyff (68) died peacefully in Barcelona, surrounded by his family after a hard fought battle with cancer. It’s with great sadness that we ask you to respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.'
Cruyff was one of the most influential footballers in history, a pioneer that helped shaped football as it is nowadays. The great Dutchman is also one of the most important persons in FC Barcelona's history, as a player he changed the club and as a coach he changed its history. Without him the club we know today wouldn't exist.
May he rest in peace.
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WRITTEN BY: Rafael Hernández
A die hard Barcelona fan since the Joan Gaspart years, Rafael has seen the best and worst of his club. One of the Grup 14 founders, currently overlooking and coordinating the group's strategy. Rafael’s also a football journalist and entrepreneur.