Johan Cruyff

  • In my teams, the goalie is the first attacker, and the striker the first defender.
  • I always threw the ball in, because then if I got the ball back, I was the only player unmarked.
  • Choose the best player for every position, and you’ll end up not with a strong XI, but with 11 strong 1’s.
  • Quality without results is pointless. Results without quality is boring.
  • What is speed? The sports press often confuses speed with insight. See, if I start running slightly earlier than someone else, I seem faster.
  • Playing football is very simple, but playing simple football is the hardest thing there is.

2 thoughts on “Johan Cruyff

  1. shinichi Post author

    Johan Cruyff

    For the health department of the General Counsel of Catalunya, Cruijff made this anti smoking ad in 1991. Famously he kept the pack of smokes in the air for 16 times all in one take. It might well have been the cheapest spot in history, considering the amount of awards it picked up at various advertising festivals and the overall success of the campaign. It is still remembered all over Europe and was succesfully localised to France and the Netherlands.


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