Dutch Soccer Great Johan Cruyff Dies Of Cancer At 68

By Karen FriarMarketWatch Pulse

Dutch soccer star Johan Cruyff has died at home in Spain at the age of 68, after suffering from lung cancer for years. "On March 24, 2016 Johan Cruyff (68) died peacefully in Barcelona, surrounded by his family after a hard fought battle with cancer. It's with great sadness that we ask you to respect the family's privacy during their time of grief," said a statement Thursday on the World of Johan Cruyff website. Regarded as one of the best players of all time, Cruyff led the "Total Football"-era Holland team to the final of the 1974 World Cup, where they lost to West Germany. He rose to fame as a forward in the Ajax and Barcelona teams, then went on to manage Barcelona as head coach.

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