18 Mar 1996:  Portrait of Barcelona Coach Johan Cruyff before the UEFA Cup match against PSV Eindhoven at the Philips Stadion in Eindhoven, Holland.  Mandatory Credit: Gary M Prior/Allsport

The soccer world reacts to Johan Cruyff’s passing

It is an incredibly tough day for the entire soccer world as we mourn Johan Cruyff’s death at the age of 68 after a battle with lung cancer. Within hours, just about everyone paid their condolences and shared some of their favorite memories about the man who revolutionized modern soccer. Here is just a sampling of the online tributes.












Obviously, we could go forever with tributes from all corners of the soccer world. That just goes to show how much of an impact Johan Cruyff has had on everyone.

Phillip Bupp

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