/ (krɔɪf, Dutch krœjf) /
Johan (joːˈhɑn). born 1947, Dutch footballer and manager: played for Ajax and Barcelona; European Footballer of the Year (1971, 1973, 1974); capped 48 times for the Netherlands, scoring 33 goals; as a manager he won the European Cup with Barcelona (1992)
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USA vs Ghana That early generation of Total Footballers, led by Cruyff, grew into the inimitable Netherlands team of the 1970s.
So much so that Cruyff can't help but pick against his home country in the final.