Football Legend, Johan Cruyff Dies At 68

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Football legend, Johan Cruyff has died at the age of 68, after battling with cancer.

This was contained in a statement on his official website.

The Dutch great made his name in the football world with Ajax and later Barcelona, and won three Ballon D’Or titles – 1971, 1973 and 1974.

While at Ajax, he won eight Eredivisie titles and three European cups.

His transfer to the Spanish giants was for a world-record fee.

In his first season in Barcelona, he won the La Liga and the European Player of the Year award.

He led the Netherlands to the 1974 World Cup final, losing narrowly to West Germany.

However, he won the Golden Ball, as the best player in the tournament.

Cruyff retired from football in 1984 and has been listed as one of the greatest footballers to have ever lived.

He went on to coach both Ajax and Barcelona after his retirement from active football.

He announced in February that he was battling lung cancer.

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