Johan Cruyff will forever be remembered as one of the greatest footballers of all time – and the impact he made as a manager was arguably even greater.
Cruyff won the Ballon d’Or three times as a player, in 1971, 1973 and 1974, and was the first player to perform a turn – subsequently named after him – players are still using more than 40 years later.
The methods he used as a coach, meanwhile, laid the foundations for the sport as we know it today. But rather than attempt to pay tribute to the great man ourselves, we’ve collated some of the best quotes about him over the years – as well as a number of his own brilliant musings.
Hazard is a joy to watch when this confident.
Son Heung-min is going to be jealous.
Wenger says the perception of club has suffered.
Jadon Sancho had a day to remember.
Just one player remains.
Not Pogba’s finest moment.
Former Liverpool defender John…
A retrospective ban is on the way.
A big moment for the Liverpool man.
Want to see Memphis Depay go absolutely flying?