Barcelona thank 'legend' Cruyff

Barcelona have expressed their thanks to former player and head coach Johan Cruyff, who died on Thursday

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

Barcelona have expressed their thanks to former player and head coach Johan Cruyff, who died on Thursday at the age of 68.

Cruyff won one La Liga title with Barca in 1974 before returning as a coach and overseeing a sustained spell of success in the early 1990s with a line-up dubbed the 'dream team', including a European Cup triumph in 1992.

He also established the club's famed La Masia academy from which the likes of Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Xavi have graduated to represent the club's first team and is credited with outlining Barca's philosophy of passing football.

A club statement read: "FC Barcelona wish to express its grief over the death of Johan Cruyff (Amsterdam, 04.25.1947 - Barcelona, 24.03.2016 ). As a player and coach, he is and will always be a legend of the club.

"FC Barcelona wants to convey its deepest condolences to his family, with whom we share these moments of pain, along with fans of the club and the world of football and sport.

"Rest in peace. Thank you, Johan."

Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu also took to Twitter to outline his admiration for the Dutchman.

He wrote: "Both as a player and as a manager, you changed the history of our club. Thank you Johan."

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 Let Me Die! How Countryman Songo mourned KABA in the middle of the...bullet
2 Business-Minded Players Asamoah Gyan and 6 other Ghanaian players who...bullet
3 Ghanaian Players Abroad Asamoah Gyan- I was a major transfer target...bullet
4 Ghanaian Players Abroad Asamoah Gyan regrets his decision to leave...bullet
5 CAF Confederation Cup Nii Adjei powers TP Mazembe to victory in...bullet
6 FIFA U20 World Cup Qualifiers Black Princess thump Kenya 5-1bullet
7 Premier League Andre Ayew angry to have missed West Ham’s...bullet
8 Ghana or Newcastle? Who’s to blame for Christian Atsu’s...bullet
9 Black Stars Coach Kwesi Appiah to invest in a solar...bullet
10 Black Starlets Sports Ministry to review cash reward...bullet

Top Videos

1 Video Andre Ayew’s screamer wins Premier League Goal for Octoberbullet
2 Video This sumptuous Ayew’s goal nominated for goal of the month awardbullet
3 Video Watch Ghanaian youngster's brace for Arsenalbullet
4 Video Ghanaians will forever love Junior Agogo for this goalbullet
5 Video Watch Andre Ayew's brace against Tottenhambullet
6 Video Ex-Manchester United defender shown red for kicking fanbullet
7 Video Watch how France whipped Ghana 8-0 on Mondaybullet
8 Video Highlights of former Ghana and Ajax midfielder who...bullet
9 Video Watch Thomas Partey's goal against Elchebullet
10 Video This how Egypt beat Congo to qualify ahead of Ghanabullet

Football