Johan Cruyff

1947 - 2016

Johan Cruyff

Hendrik Johannes Cruijff OON (Dutch: [ˈjoːɦɑn ˈkrœyf] (listen), internationally spelled Cruyff; 25 April 1947 – 24 March 2016) was a Dutch professional football player and coach. As a player, he won the Ballon d'Or three times, in 1971, 1973, and 1974. Cruyff was a proponent of the football philosophy known as Total Football explored by Rinus Michels, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in football history.In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Dutch football rose from obscurity to become a powerhouse in the sport. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johan Cruyff has received more than 5,755,228 page views. His biography is available in 91 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 2nd most popular soccer player.

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  • 91

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Among soccer players, Johan Cruyff ranks 2 out of 13,233Before him are Pelé. After him are Ferenc Puskás, Lev Yashin, Eusébio, Garrincha, Alfredo Di Stéfano, Franz Beckenbauer, Diego Maradona, Gerd Müller, Giuseppe Meazza, and George Best.

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Among people born in 1947, Johan Cruyff ranks 2Before him is Hillary Clinton. After him are Arnold Schwarzenegger, Stephen King, Paulo Coelho, David Bowie, Elton John, Brian May, James Hunt, Brian Johnson, Dilma Rousseff, and Florentino Pérez. Among people deceased in 2016, Johan Cruyff ranks 4Before him are Muhammad Ali, Fidel Castro, and Umberto Eco. After him are Bud Spencer, Shimon Peres, Debbie Reynolds, Bhumibol Adulyadej, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Imre Kertész, and Zaha Hadid.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Johan Cruyff ranks 9 out of 908Before him are Baruch Spinoza (1632), Johannes Vermeer (1632), Erasmus (1466), Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525), Hieronymus Bosch (1450), and Piet Mondrian (1872). After him are Christiaan Huygens (1629), Mata Hari (1876), Hugo Grotius (1583), Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632), Pope Adrian VI (1459), and Hendrik Lorentz (1853).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In Netherlands

Among soccer players born in Netherlands, Johan Cruyff ranks 1After him are Ruud Gullit (1962), Leo Beenhakker (1942), Edwin van der Sar (1970), Rob Rensenbrink (1947), Arjen Robben (1984), Dennis Bergkamp (1969), Ruud Krol (1949), Arie Haan (1948), Piet Keizer (1943), Ruud van Nistelrooy (1976), and Johnny Rep (1951).

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