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Johan Cruyff on fighting lung cancer: ‘It is a battle that I am convinced I will win’

Johan Cruyff is “convinced” he will come through his fight against lung cancer, the 68-year-old Dutch great said on Thursday. “For me it is a battle, but it is a battle that I am convinced I will win,” former Ajax and Barcelona star Cruyff said during his first public appearance after news of his illness was revealed last month. Cruyff, who captained the Netherlands to the...
Via World Soccer Talk
November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Johan Cruyff says he will win battle against cancer

BARCELONA, Spain -- Dutch football great Johan Cruyff is confident he will come out on top in his battle against cancer.Less than a month after it was disclosed that he has lung cancer, Cruyff said he is ''confident that everything will be all right.''He said he is ''doing well'' after starting treatment and affirmed that ''it's a battle that I will win.''The 68-year-old former Ajax...
Via Associated Press
November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Cruyff 'emotional' at tributes following cancer diagnosis

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) It is not so much his failing health, but the current state of Dutch football that is leaving legendary midfielder Johan Cruyff dejected. In his first Dutch newspaper column since news broke that he is battling lung cancer, Cruyff says the outpouring of tributes that followed was ''emotional and heart-warming.'' The former Ajax and Barcelona great gave...
Via Associated Press
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Dutch soccer legend Johan Cruyff suffering from lung cancer

One of the greatest soccer players and greatest soccer minds ever Johan Cruyff has been diagnosed with lung cancer. Cruyff learned of this diagnosis over the past week and is undergoing further tests. This comes a little over a week after it was revealed that German great Gerd Muller has Alzheimer’s disease. Johan Cruyff was one of the first adopters of the “Total Football...
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October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Dutch football legend Johan Cruyff has lung cancer

THE HAGUE, Netherlands --Dutch football great Johan Cruyff is battling lung cancer, his spokeswoman said Thursday.''He has been in hospital this week for tests and lung cancer has been confirmed,'' said Carole Thate, a spokeswoman for the 68-year-old former Ajax and Barcelona star.Cruyff, who personified his country's attacking Total Football in the 1970s, was a smoker during his...
Via Associated Press
October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Johan Cruyff supports Joan Laporta for Barcelona presidency

The legendary Johan Cruyff showed his favor for the return of the ex president to the Barcelona club. Johan Cruyff has stated his support for Joan Laporta in the Barcelona elections. The Dutch has wanted to voice his backing  in the campaign headquarters: "I believe that Laporta is what is needed in Barcelona right now. If Laporta does not win, Barca loses. The image of this club...
Via Fox Sports
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Johan Cruyff finds it ridiculous Real Madrid have won the league once in 7 years

Legendary Dutch player and coach Johan Cruyff has never been one to shy away from sharing his opinion. In an article published in De Telegraf, the former Barcelona manager criticized Real Madrid for their recent run of form in La Liga. The Spanish press is doing its best to blame the club’s most recent failures on current Real Madrid boss, Carlo Ancelotti. Others have pointed...
Via World Soccer Talk
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Cruyff laughs off Laporta claims Barca will sign CR7, Mourinho

Johan Cruyff has dismissed Joan Laporta's talk of bringing Jose Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo to Barcelona as completely without substance. Laporta was president of the Catalan giants between 2003 and 2010 and met with Jorge Mendes - agent of the Real Madrid forward and current Chelsea boss - in midweek. Reports in Spain have been circulating that Laporta will contest the...
Via Fox Sports
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Diego Simeone And Atletico Madrid Play Their Own Version Of “Total Football”

Johan Cruyff, the legendary Dutch player and former manager of Barcelona, was once asked his thoughts on the footballing philosophy known as “total football”. The man, who is arguably the biggest proponent of the football tactic, replied: “Attackers could play as defenders and defenders as attackers. Everyone could play everywhere.” Total football is an attack-oriented strategy...
Via World Soccer Talk
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Man City to maintain goal glut

First, we'll state the plainly obvious: goals are important in soccer. They are both the point of the game and the currency of its wins and losses. Dutch soccer legend, oracle and torturer of language Johan Cruyff gets downright metaphysical about them. "You must always make sure to score one more goal than the opponent," he once said, helpfully. "Look, at a minimum the ball has...
Via Fox Soccer
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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