Johan Cruyff Net Worth: Hendrick Johannes Cruijff better known as Johan Cruyff was a former Dutch professional football player and the manager. Johan Cruyff Net Worth stands to be around $5 million.
Cruyff started playing football at the age of 10, however his professional football debut came on 15 November 1964 in Eredivisie against GVAV. Cruyff then started to make impression in 1965-66 season and established himself as one of the regular starters in the team. He first got his league Championship in 1965-66 season where he scored 25 goals in 23 games. In 1966-97 season Ajax again won the league championship and KNVB Cup. Johan Cruyff playing style was impeccable and was majestic to watch, he got his world-wide recognition after he won European Cup by defeating Panathinaikos 2-0. He was selected as the European Football of the year the same year. Cryuff then went on to win 1972 and 1973 European Cup and marked his name in the history of football making him one of the best football player the world has ever seen. During his time at Netherlands, he has won 8 Eredivisie Cup, 5 KNVB Cup, 3 European Cup and 1 UEFA Super Cup.
Cruyff was then sold to Barcelona for a fee of $2 million (approx.) making him one of the world’s most expensive player at that time. His time at Barcelona wasn’t so fruitful as Real Madrid were one of the dominant forces at that time, nevertheless he managed to win LA Liga in 1973-74 season and Copa Del Rey in 1977-78 season. Cryuff then returned to Netherlands and played for club Feyenoord. He won 1 Eredivise and 1 KNVB Cup with Feyenoord.
Cryuff then retired and followed to manage his hometown club Ajax. He guided his club to European Cup winner’s Cup in 1987. He then moved to Barcelona in 1988 and won LA LIGA 4 times and beat Sampdoria in both 1989 European Cup Winner’s Cup finale and 1992 European Cup at Wembley. Cruyff has won 4 LA Liga titles, 1 Copa Del Rey. 1 European Cup, 1 UEFA Super Cup during his time at Barcelona as a manager.
Cryuff playing style has influenced top players like Pep Guardiola, Xavi, Iniesta, Zinedine Zidane and many other players, he became synonymous with the playing style of “Total Football”. He was pretty intelligent and a real football brain, he was inventive and could perform magic with a ball to get himself out of trouble instinctively. He was one of the best player in the history of Football the world has ever seen.