‘WINNING is an important thing,’ said Johan Cruyff. ‘But to have your own style. That is the greatest thing.’ Cruyff had both. And in the pantheon of football giants, the Dutch master was utterly unique.
Cruyff not only conquered all as a player, he went on to become a managerial great. It wasn’t just the four La Liga titles in a row and the 1992 European Cup he brought to the Nou Camp.
It is difficult to overstate Cruyff’s influence and importance to the modern Barcelona team.
In setting up La Masia, the Dutchman embedded his swashbuckling style deep in Barcelona’s DNA.
His legacy lives in the beauty of the team that adorns Camp Nou to this day. Renaming the stadium in Cruyff’s honour would be a fitting tribute.
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