Johan Cruyff, the legendar ex footballer of the Netherlands, has died of cancer

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He scored 293 goals in 521 appearances for five different clubs – including 204 in 276 games while winning 18 trophies in two spells for Ajax. At a time of his life he said: “Football has given me everything in life, tobacco almost took it all away.” Many international reactions followed his death. “Very sad news about the death of legend Johan Cruyff. What an amazing player, Coach, teacher and person he was, ” former Germany World Cup winner and manager Jurgen Klinsmann said. “I am shocked. Johan Cruyff has died. He was not only a very good friend, but a brother to me.,” affirmed Franz Beckenbauer. “I don’t think anyone has ever influenced the game as much as he has done. We have all been touched and inspired by his vision and his beliefs. Football will miss him but we will never forget,” Manchester City and Belgium captain Vincent Kompany wrote. Many others, including Sergio Ramos, former Germany World Cup winner and manager Jurgen Klinsmann, David Beckham, Paddy Crerand expressed their toughts in memoriam.

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