– Johan Cruyff
I wasn’t even born yet to watch Johan play, only managed to see his son Jordi play for Manchester United in the late 1990s. But my father sums it up best: “Without Cruyff, Barcelona would not be what they are today.”
Pele may have been the greatest, most prolific goalscorer in football history, but no other player/manager like Cruyff has had such a massive impact at whatever team he plays for or manages for. Rest in peace.