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Johan Cruyff, The Football Legend from Holland Dies at 68

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Johan Cruyff, the man credited with helping reinvent modern soccer, has died of cancer aged 68.

One of the world's greatest ever footballers, Cruyff's Dutch team finished runners up in the 1974 World Cup playing a revolutionary style of soccer that was dubbed "total football."Cruyff, who made his name as a forward with Ajax and Barcelona, was European footballer of the year three times.
A statement on his official website read: "On March 24 2016 Johan Cruyff died peacefully in Barcelona, surrounded by his family after a hard fought battle with cancer. "It's with great sadness that we ask you to respect the family's privacy during their time of grief."