johan cruyff

  • The birth of futbol

    The birth of futbol
    johan cruyff is born in Amsterdam Netherlands
  • joined ajax youth division

    joined ajax youth division
    Johan Cruyff Growing up near the stadium of AFC Ajax, the local soccer club, the youngster caught the attention of team officials and joined its youth division at age 10.
  • senior debut

    senior debut
    Cruyff made his senior debut in 1964 for an Ajax team on the rise.
  • First goal in debut for Ajax

    First goal in debut for Ajax
    Makes his first-team debut for Ajax, scoring in a 3-1 defeat by GVAV.
  • League Winners

    Scores a hat-trick against Telstar then, four days later, four goals against Veendam. Ends season with 25 goals as Ajax win the title. Wins title in following two seasons too.
  • International Debut

    International Debut
    Makes Holland debut, against Hungary, the first of 48 caps in which he scored 33 goals.
  • first Ballon d`Or

    first Ballon d`Or
    Cryuff became the first Dutch player to win the Ballon d'Or Award as European Footballer of the Year.
  • European cup winners

    European cup winners
    Wins European Cup with Ajax, who beat Panathinaikos in the final.
  • Eropean Cup Champions 1971-73

    Eropean Cup Champions 1971-73
    Wins European Cup for a third straight year
  • Move to Barcelona

    Move to Barcelona
    Leaves Ajax for Barcelona for a then world record fee, £922,000, in August
  • second ballon d`Or

    second ballon d`Or
    Johan Cruyff wins European footballer of the year, Ballon d'Or award for the second time.
  • La liga winners/player of the year

    La liga winners/player of the year
    Wins Spanish title in his first season at Barcelona and picks up European footballer of the year award again.
  • World Cup Final

    World Cup Final
    Helps Holland to the World Cup final, where they lose to West Germany, making the Cruyff Turn famous along the way.
  • Retires From International Football

    Retires From International Football
    Retires from international football after helping Holland to qualify for the following year’s World Cup. He won 48 caps, scoring 33 goals.
  • Announced Retirement

    Announced Retirement
    Cruyff announced his retirement after the 1978 season, but he resumed his career in the United States
  • Transfer to LA Aztecs

    Transfer to LA Aztecs
    Signs for Los Angeles Aztecs.
  • Americas MVP Award

    Wins the North American Soccer League’s most valuable player award.
  • Transfers to Washington Diplomants

    Joins Washington Diplomants