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Johan Cruyff Is Dead: Football Legend Dies Of Lung Cancer At Age 68 In Barcelona Spain

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Johan Cruyff Is Dead: Football Legend Dies Of Lung Cancer At Age 68 In Barcelona Spain

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March 24, 2016 – Johan Cruyff Is Dead: Netherlands Football Legend Dies Of Lung Cancer At Age 68 In Barcelona Spain

John Cruyff, a football giant in the Netherlands has lost his long time battle to cancer.

Cruyff, who made his name as a forward with Ajax and Barcelona, was European footballer of the year three times.

He won three consecutive European Cups with Ajax, coached Barcelona to their first European Cup triumph in 1992 and helped the Dutch reach the 1974 World Cup final, where they were beaten 2-1 by West Germany.

It was at the 1974 World Cup where he first showcased the ‘Cruyff turn’ in a match against Sweden.

Cruyff, who had double heart bypass surgery in 1991, was diagnosed with Lung cancer in October 2015.

Having been a smoker, he gave up immediately after the operation and took to sucking lollipops in the dugout.

He died peacefully today at the age of 68 in Barcelona Spain.

May his soul rest in peace (amen).

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12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. Metu Nyetu

    March 24, 2016 at 6:13 PM

    He had it coming.

  2. Olanrewaju

    March 24, 2016 at 7:24 PM

    Johan Cruyff one of barcelona legend in history. We the barcelona fans knows his impact in the team. Sad ur gone so soon,rip. Lesson to the smokers.

  3. my lady

    March 24, 2016 at 8:21 PM

    RIP

  4. Jojo

    March 24, 2016 at 9:05 PM

    RIP

  5. fifelomo

    March 24, 2016 at 9:28 PM

    Rip

  6. Amazon

    March 24, 2016 at 9:50 PM

    Lung cancer is as a result of too much smoking & it’s sad he’s dead

  7. D Hunter

    March 25, 2016 at 12:25 PM

    ….and so he died. Dat was 4ma 3tymz world best foothballer of d yr.
    Hummm… Indeed, Death has no discrimination.
    RIP Cruyff.

    #mystrollingcontinues#

  8. Mae

    March 25, 2016 at 1:26 PM

    The man that defined Barcelona…

  9. John Emeka

    March 25, 2016 at 1:39 PM

    Rip

  10. Maryf

    March 25, 2016 at 1:47 PM

    RIP. Everybody that derive joy in smoking, please stop smoking, it kills.

  11. sola olaniyi

    March 25, 2016 at 3:37 PM

    R.I.P

  12. Precious

    March 25, 2016 at 10:22 PM

    R.I.P

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