'A genius has left us. The biggest genius in the history of football..'

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<blockquote>'He has had the biggest influence on football out of anyone in the world, first as a player and then as a coach.'

– Pep Guardiola (Source, March 24, 2016)</blockquote>

<blockquote>'..his influence off the pitch may have been even greater.


Just last month Johan Cruyff said he felt "2-0 up" in his battle against lung cancer which is why news of his death has been met with such a deep sense of shock and sadness. Given his influence both as a player and as a coach, football is likely to have to wait a long time for another Johan Cruyff.'

- Ben Hayward, ..He was a towering, influential and unique figure in the game, March 24, 2016</blockquote>

<blockquote>'A genius has left us. The biggest genius in the history of football. The man who changed Barcelona’s history. There is a before and after the 28th day in October, 1973. That afternoon, Johan Cruyff made his debut as a Barça player. And, since then, Barça has become another Barça. A Barça which has been capable of becoming the best club in the world thanks to the football taught to them by a Dutchman who became a cule.'

- Lluis Mascaro, Take care of Cruyff's legend, everything began with him, March 24, 2016</blockquote>


<blockquote>Johan Cruyff dies: Best quotes from the late Dutch master, March 24, 2016

Cruyff Foundation</blockquote>