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Twitter reaction to sad passing of Dutch great Johan Cruyff aged 68

Sam Barnard, Assistant Sports Editor | March 24, 2016

Netherlands and football great Johan Cruyff has died of cancer today aged 68, but while he is gone his legacy will last forever.

The former Ajax and Barcelona attacker is a three-time Ballon d’Or winner, while also claimed four European Cups (three in succession as a player with his Dutch home team and one as Barca boss).

In recognition of one of the game’s iconic figures, who made famous the ‘Cruyff Turn’, we pick out just some of the many posts on Twitter in tribute to the late great.

Firstly, on his own Twitter page

His former clubs and country

Some of Cruyff’s Dutch compatriots

Current footballers

Fellow past greats

From elsewhere in sport

And even celebs recognise Cruyff’s genius