Once every generation comes a player who stands out from the rest and becomes even bigger than the game of football itself. Johan Cruyff was certainly one of those who did more than anyone to make the game of football even more entertaining.

He sadly passed away earlier today when the Dutch legend lost his battle against cancer. According to his official website, Cruyff was wit his friends and family during the latter stages of his glittering life.

Today we celebrate the life of Johan Cruyff, who was way ahead of his time and changed the game of football with just one simple thought of playing Simple Football.

One thing about Cruyff was that not only he let his football do the talking, he was not bad when it came to expressing himself with simple choice of words. We take a look at 12 brilliant Johan Cruyff quotes which changed the way everyone looked at the game of football.

“Playing football is very simple, but playing simple football is the hardest thing there is.”

“There is only one ball, so you need to have it.”

“Quality without results is pointless. Results without quality is boring.”

“If I wanted you to understand it, I would have explained it better.”

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“Why couldn’t you beat a richer club? I’ve never seen a bag of money score a goal.”

“People who are not of my level can’t affect my integrity.”

“Every disadvantage has its advantage.”

“If I start running slightly earlier than someone else, I seem faster.”

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“Technique is not being able to juggle a ball 1000 times. Anyone can do that by practicing. Then you can work in the circus.”

“If you can’t win, make sure you don’t lose.”

“We must make sure their worst players get the ball the most. You’ll get it back in no time.”

“In a way I’m probably immortal.”

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