Cruyff as coach of the Catalonia team in 2009 Personal information Full name Hendrik Johannes Cruijff Date of birth 25 April 1947 (age 64) Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Playing position Attacking midfielder/Forward Youth career 1957–1964 Ajax Senior career* Years Team Apps† (Gls)† 1964–1973 Ajax 240 (190) 1973–1978 Barcelona 143 (48) 1979–1980 Los Angeles Aztecs 27 (14) 1980–1981 Washington Diplomats 32 (12) 1981 Levante 10 (2) 1981–1983 Ajax 36 (14) 1983–1984 Feyenoord 33 (11) Total 520 (291) National team 1966–1977 Netherlands 48 (33) Teams managed 1985–1988 Ajax 1988–1996 Barcelona 2009– Catalonia * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Hendrik Johannes Cruijff (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈjoˑɦɑn ˈkrœy̆f] pronunciation (help·info)); born 25 April 1947 in Amsterdam), known as Johan Cruyff, is a retired Dutch footballer and is currently the manager of the Catalan national team as well as a member of the AFC Ajax board of directors. He won the Ballon d’Or three times, in 1971, 1973 and 1974, which is a record jointly held with Michel Platini and Marco van Basten. Cruyff was one of the most famous exponents of the football philosophy known as Total Football explored by Rinus Michels, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time.
After his retirement from playing in 1984, Cruyff became highly successful as manager of Ajax and later FC Barcelona; he remains an influential advisor to both clubs. His son Jordi has also gone on to play football professionally.
In 1999, Cruyff was voted European Player of the Century in an election held by the IFFHS, and came second behind Pelé in their World Player of the Century poll. He came third in a vote organised by the French weekly magazine France Football consulting their former Ballon d’Or winners to elect their Football Player of the Century.
FC Barcelona Pada 1988, Cruyff kembali meninggalkan Ajax untuk menjadi pelatih FC Barcelona. Di klub inilah Cruyff mencapai kesuksesannya sebagai pelatih. Total ia membawa Barça meraih 4 trofi Liga Spanyol, 1 trofi Liga Champion, 1 trofi Piala Winners, 1 trofi Piala Spanyol dan 1 trofi Piala Super Eropa.