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    Tributes For Johan Cruyff

    Tributes have been flooding in following the passing of Dutch football legend Johan Cruyff, Sky Sports reports.

    Cruyff died aged 68, in Barcelona on Thursday, following a lengthy battle with lung cancer.

    One of the most iconic footballers of all time, Cruyff won countless major honours during his 20-year professional career.

    Cruyff was also a successful manager, winning two Dutch Cups with Ajax, before again making the switch to Barcelona. There, he would win four consecutive league titles between 1991 and 1994.

    Following the news, a number of clubs and organisations have been sharing their tributes to the legendary Cruyff.

    KNVB: It is with great sadness that we’ve learnt of the death of Johan #Cruyff. Words cannot express the loss we feel. #14

    FC Barcelona: We’ll always love you, Johan. Rest in peace.

    La Liga: La Liga mourns the passing of Johan Cruyff and sends its condolences to his relatives and to the Barca family.

    The English FA: We are saddened to hear of Johan Cruyff’s passing. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

    Bundesliga: The Bundesliga is in mourning with the Dutch football family after the passing of #JohanCruyff.

    AC Milan: A great rival for AC Milan, an idol and mentor to Marco Van Basten: goodbye Johan Cruyff, you will be missed!

    Liverpool FC: Rest in peace, Johan Cruyff.

    Manchester United: Everybody at #mufc is saddened to hear of Johan Cruyff’s passing – he was a true football legend.

    Aston Villa: RIP Johan Cruyff, an innovator and a real football giant.

    West Bromwich Albion: A brilliant football move named after you – now that’s making your mark. RIP the great Johan Cruyff #14

    A vast number of tributes were also incoming from individuals from the football world, including players past and present.

    Ronald Koeman: Deeply saddened by the death of my best coach and best friend. Thanks for everything. Forever in our heart.

    Ossie Ardiles: Johan Cruyff. Extraordinary player. One of the best ever. Had the privilege to play with him twice.

    Jurgen Klinsmann: Very sad news about the death of legend Johan Cruyff. What an amazing player, coach, teacher and person he was.

    Vincent Kompany: RIP Johan Cruyff. True football royalty. I don’t think anyone has ever influenced the game as much as he has done. #JohanCruyff

    Xabi Alonso: The ‘14’ will never be the same. RIP Johan Cruyff

    Alessandro Del Piero: Thank you genius.

    Steve Archibald: RIP Johan Cruyff, it was a great privilege knowing him, really nice man and a magnificent player and manager, sincere condolences to family

    Sir Trevor Brooking: “He was the conductor of the Dutch team. They were magnificent. He is one of the greatest players I was lucky enough to ever see.”

    Glenn Hoddle: Very sad to hear the news of Johan Cruyff, fantastic player and a sad loss to the football world. My condolences to his family

    Yaya Toure: Shocked by the sad news about Johan Cruyff. RIP.

    Jamie Carragher: Johan Cruyff one of the most influential figures on our game we’ve ever seen. RIP

    Sergio Ramos: Goodbye to one of the all-time legends of football. Player and coach ahead of his time. RIP Johan Cruyff.

    Gary Lineker: Sad to hear that Johan Cruyff has died. Football has lost a man who did more to make the beautiful game beautiful than anyone in history.

    Christian Eriksen: R.I.P Johan Cruyff

    Graeme LeSaux: Football changed for me forever after the first time I watched Johan Cruyff play. #14

    Ian Rush: Very saddened by the passing of Johan Cruyff – a dear friend unbelievable player and a national hero!!

    Peter Schmeichel: Terrible news that Johan Cryuff has passed away. One of the greatest players ever, a true giant in our game, he will be sadly missed. RIP

    And, it wasn’t just the world of football paying tribute to Cruyff.

    David Lynn, PGA Tour golfer: Had the pleasure of playing golf with Johan Cruyff a few times,even had him perform ‘the turn’ on a tee with golf ball once, RIP true legend

    Michael Vaughan, former England cricket captain: “Gutted about Johan Cruyff .. My youth was spent trying to ‘Cruyff turn’ all my pals … #RIPJohanCruyff.”
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