Johan Cruyff: Brilliant Attacker, Bane of Adidas

The brilliant, enigmatic Dutch soccer player Johan Cruyff died earlier today after a battle with lung cjohan-cruyff-holland-v-argentinaancer. He was 68.

I recently wrote a short article for Issue 10 of Howler Magazine about one especially amusing episode in Cruyff’s idiosyncratic career: His stubborn refusal to wear an Adidas-sponsored uniform at the 1974 World Cup.

Read the piece on Howler’s website. 


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