Johan Cruyff dies, the legend lost to cancer
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The Dutch legend lost his life fighting against Cancer at the age of 68.Cruyff who was 3-time Ballon d’Or winner had been fighting against Lung Cancer.
Cruyff won world player of the year thrice and guided Holland to 1974 World Cup final. Johan Cruyff spent Eight years in charge of Barcelona as coach fr4om the year 1988-1996.At Barcelona, Cruyff spent 5 years of his career as a player and helped them establish the foundation of Football Club Barcelona later.
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In the month of February, Johan Cruyff said he felt that he was “2-0 up in a match” against lung cancer and that he was “sure I will end up winning” but unfortunately, he lost the battle on 24th March 2006.
Dutchman, who was a heavy smoker until undergoing heart surgery in the year 1991 Cruyff made his illness public in October last year.
A short statement on his official website read: “On March 24, 2016, Johan Cruyff (68) died peacefully in Barcelona, surrounded by his family after a hard fought battle with cancer.
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“It’s with great sadness that we ask you to respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.”
A football icon has left us and we are deeply saddened by the loss of the Dutch, Ajax and Barcelona Legend.ll surely be missed by the football world.
Goodbye Cryuff, you will surely be missed by the football world.