Johan Cruyff passed away today at the age of 68.
I can’t really think of anything clever to say about this, so I hope this will suffice:
If somebody you know, a magazine you read, a website you visit is putting together an “All-Time Best XI” that doesn’t include Cruyff you can assume the person, publication, or site has no credibility. He was that good. Need to be convinced? Watch-
Johan Cruyff may finish second to Pelé in many ways, but rest assured that it was Cruyff that pioneer football in the way we know it and play it today.
Rust in vrede, nummer veertien.
ps: I hope you watched the whole thing, the “crazy” starts about halfway through.