By: Cruyff, Johan

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Johan Cruyff is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in football history. Throughout his playing career, he was synonymous with Total Footba ll, a style of play in which every player could play in any position on the pitch. Today his philosophy lives on in teams across Europe, from Barcelon a to Bayern Munich, and players from Lionel Messi to Cesc Fabrecas. My Turn tells the story of Cruyff's life starting at Ajax, where he won eig ht national titles and three European Cups before moving to Barcelona, wher e he won La Liga in 1973, his first season, and was named European Football er of the Year. He won the Ballon d'Or three times and led the Dutch nation al team to the final of the 1974 World Cup, famously losing to West Germany and receiving the Golden Ball as the player of the tournament. While on the field Cruyff was in total control, off the field his life was more turbulent, with a kidnapping attempt and bankruptcy. After retiring in 1984, he became a hugely successful manager of Ajax and then Barcelona, wh ere he won the Champions league with a young Pep Guardiola in his team. In 1999 Cruyff was voted European Player of the Century and came second behind Pelé in the World Player of the Century poll. In March 2016 Cruyff died after a short battle with lung cancer, bringing world football to a standstill in an outpouring of emotions. Johan Cruyff was a brilliant teacher and analyst of the game he loved, and My Turn is his legacy.


Author Name: Cruyff, Johan

Categories: Sports & Recreation,

Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio: 2016

ISBN Number: 1509813918

ISBN Number 13: 9781509813919

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000047332