Hendrik Johannes Cruijff was born on Friday 25 April 1947 in Amsterdam. Today the most famous Ajax player of all time turns 60.
Fans can show their appreciation for the legendary number 14 by sending a text message saying 'Johan' to 7171 (in Holland only). One text message is 90 eurocents. The proceeds go to the right cause: the activities of the Johan Cruyff Foundation. Ends on 18 May 2007.
Johan Cruijff gives instructions to a young Sonny Silooy. It is the season that Ajax would win the European Cup Winners' Cup under the guidance of the maestro. Photo IMAGE ARCHIVE AJAX, GEORGE VERBERNE
On his 26th birthday, Johan Cruijff captains Ajax in the European Cup match with Real Madrid in the Spanish capital. Ajax would win through a goal by Gerrie Mühren. Photo IMAGE ARCHIVE AJAX, GEORGE VERBERNE
Johan Cruijff joins Ajax at age 10. He makes his debut for Ajax 1 on 15 November 1964. As a player he wins 8 Dutch titles with Ajax and three European Champions Cups. Cruijff returns to Ajax twice. First as a player, in the 1981-1982 season, later as coach. With a young squad he wins the European Cup Winners' Cup. Photo IMAGE ARCHIVE AJAX, GEORGE VERBERNE