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Barcelona to name stadium after Johan Cruyff

ohan Cruyff died of cancer at the age of 68

Barcelona will be giving tribute to Johan Cruyff in several ways, the club’s president Josep maria Bartomeu confirms.

“The future stadium at the Ciutat Esportiva will be named after Johan Cruyff,” he told the reporters.

“The Club will also promote the creation of a commemorative statue in honour of Cruyff, which will be placed in the future Camp Nou,” the chief concluded.

Johan Cruyff has made 143 appearances in Barcelona jersey(between 1973 and 1978), having scored 48 goals and won a La Liga title and a Copa del Rey trophy.

He then came back to the club in 1988 to manage it for 9 years. Among his managerial honors four La Liga trophies and a UCL cup can be counted.