Johan Cruyff Match Worn F.C Barcelona Shirt

Incredibly rare and historic Johan Cruyff match worn F.C Barcelona shirt

Shirt worn by Johan whilst playing for F.C Barcelona during the 1975 - 1976 season

Shirt is the correct size for Johan and has all the correct labels and tags inside for a match worn shirt from this time period

Shirt has his number 9 on the back and F.C Barcelona badge which has been both stitched onto the shirt

Regarded as one of the greatest players in history and as the greatest Dutch footballer ever, he won the Ballon d'Or three times, in 1971, 1973, and 1974. Cruyff was a proponent of the football philosophy known as Total Football developed by Rinus Michels, which Cruyff also employed as a manager. Because of the far-reaching impact of his playing style and his coaching ideas, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in modern football, and he is also regarded as one of the greatest managers of all time.

In mid-1973, Cruyff was sold to Barcelona for 6 million guilders(approx. US$2 million, c. 1973) in a world record transfer feeOn 19 August 1973, he played his last match for Ajax where they defeated FC Amsterdam 6–1, the second match of the 1973–74 season.

Cruyff endeared himself to the Barcelona fans when he chose a Catalan name, Jordi, for his son. He helped the club win La Liga for the first time since 1960, defeating their fiercest rivals Real Madrid 5–0 at their home of the Santiago Bernabéu. Thousands of Barcelona fans who watched the match on television poured out of their homes to join in street celebrations. A New York Times journalist wrote that Cruyff had done more for the spirit of the Catalan people in 90 minutes than many politicians in years of struggle.[35] Football historian Jimmy Burns stated, "with Cruyff, the team felt they couldn't lose". He gave them speed, flexibility and a sense of themselves. In 1974 Cruyff was crowned European Footballer of the Year. 

Amazing and truly historic worn item from the former F.C Barcelona player and manager and one of the greatest players of all time.

Shirt comes with a certificate of authenticity

Museum example item

Price : £24,994.99

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