Football legend Johan Cryuff Passes Away

The Holland football legend Johan Cruyff has died of cancer. He was 68 year old. Mr. Cryuff has received the world player of the year on the three occasions, that is in 1971, 1973 and 1974. He also guided Holland to the World Cup final in 1974 and as a manager he spent eight years in charge of Barcelona.

Cryuff was the embodiment of Dutch “total football”, a fluid style of play focused on ball possession and rapid passing, and involving all members of the team in both attack and defence.


Cryuff was also a key player in the great Netherlands team that reached the 1974 World Cup final. He joined Barcelona for a then-world record transfer fee of $2.0 million. And it was the Catalan club that later defined his coaching career as he led them to their first La Liga title in nearly 15 years in 1974.


Mr. Cryuff death comes less than six months after he announced that he had been diagnosed with lung cancer. He had been a heavy smoker and also had heart surgery in 1991.


So lets discuss some questions related to this post which can be asked in the upcoming exams :
1. Name the football player who has been paased away due to cancer recently ?
2. Mr. Johan Cryuff is associated with which game ?
3. Mr. Cryuff who has been paased away recently belongs to which country ?






Courtesy : The Hindu 
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