Cruyff gave Ajax a lot of success - Van der Sar

Edwin van der Sar has hailed the role of Johan Cruyff in Ajax's successes throughout the years following the legendary No.14's death

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

Ajax director Edwin van der Sar has paid tribute to Johan Cruyff following the Netherlands legend's death at the age of 68 on Thursday.

Cruyff, who was diagnosed with lung cancer in October and passed away in Barcelona, enjoyed remarkable success at Ajax, coming through the ranks at the club before winning eight Eredivisie titles, five KNVB Bekers, three European Cups and a host of other silverware during two spells with the Amsterdam side.

He also won two more KNVB Bekers and a Cup Winners' Cup with Ajax during his time as coach and most recently held a position as a special advisor.

"Johan has done a lot for this club. He gave Ajax a lot of successes," Van der Sar, the former Ajax goalkeeper, stated.

"Johan remained committed to Ajax even after his career as footballer. He always wanted the best for Ajax and the best for football in general. From the youth teams right until the senior side.

"It was a huge blow when we heard in October that he was suffering from lung cancer. We are devastated that we already have to say farewell to him on such short notice.

"Johan will be thoroughly missed."

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 Photos Check out Patrick Twumasi's expensive mansionbullet
2 Ghana Premier League Charles Taylor reveals why he joined Kotoko from...bullet
3 Aziz Haruna Futa Former Hearts management member threatens to burn...bullet
4 PSG Neymar unfollows Cavani on Instagram after penalty disagreementbullet
5 2017 WAFU Cup Fixtures for the group stagebullet
6 Stephen Danso Ghanaian youngster named Man of the Match as...bullet
7 2017 WAFU Cup Ghana vs Nigeria in numbersbullet
8 Video Neymar and Cavani clash over penalty and free kick...bullet
9 Photos Meet Majeed Waris' stunning wifebullet
10 2017 WAFU Cup Maxwel Konadu announces starting XI for...bullet

Top Videos

1 Video Watch Andre Ayew's goal and assist against Huddersfield Townbullet
2 Video The pregnancy journey of Serena Williamsbullet
3 Video Watch how Ghana defeated Guinea in WAFU Cupbullet
4 Video Diver finds body of Gyan’s friend, Castrobullet
5 Video Thomas Partey scores against Las Palmasbullet
6 Video Watch Andre Ayew's goal against Cheltenhambullet
7 Video Watch skills of new Levante signing Emmanuel Boatengbullet
8 Video Manchester City beat Liverpool 5-0bullet
9 Video Top 15 greatest Floyd Mayweather knockoutsbullet
10 Video Watch Ghanaian striker's brace against Celticbullet

Football