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RIP Johan Cruyff

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Michael_ Gee, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    All-time great soccer player and manager died of lung cancer today at age 68.
  2. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Fucking cancer.
    heyabbott likes this.
  3. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    I was just about to post this. Arguably one of the most influential people in the past 50 years of soccer.

    He played two years in the NASL just after his peak and was great.

    The story of him missing the 1978 World Cup is still incredibly fishy.
  4. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

  5. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    I grew up in SoCal and still remember when the L.A. Aztecs of the NASL got him and he had an MVP season before the Aztecs sold him off so the franchise could stay in business. I didn't understand at the time (after all, they didn't even get a player for him), but it was my introduction to the reality that pro sports was in fact a business.
    Liut likes this.
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