The dutch football genius and legend died on 24th March 2016. Here are some memorable quotes to remember him:
“It’s like everything in football – and life. You need to look, you need to think, you need to move, you need to find space, you need to help others. It’s very simple in the end”.
“Playing football is very simple, but playing simple football is the hardest thing there is”.
“Quality without results is pointless. Results without quality is boring”.
“Why couldn’t you beat a richer club? I’ve never seen a bag of money score a goal”.
“If you can’t win, make sure you don’t lose”.
“People who are not of my level can’t affect my integrity”.
“When my career ends, I cannot go to the baker and say: ‘I’m Johan Cruyff, give me some bread”.
“I told players not to be afraid: If you have an idea, good: try it. And if it goes wrong, don’t worry”.
“It is better to fall with your ideas than someone else’s”.
“Barcelona were always thinking about inferiority, they had Madriditis. We were always thinking we were the victim but in my way of thinking there was no victim. Let’s look at ourselves, let the rest do whatever they want; we know what we want”.