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A Barcelona legend as a player and a coach - here's why Johan Cruyff is a PES Legend!

13:09 GMT+4 31/03/2018
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Goal have teamed up with Konami to take a look at some of the greatest legends football has ever seen. Second in the series brings us Johan Cruyff

Johann Cruyff is the godfather of modern football as we know it.

Born in the Dutch capital of Amsterdam, just down the road from Ajax, he would take a lead from Rinus Michels, gifting Total Football to the world.

Their unique brand of expansive, high-tempo, pressing football would lead the Dutch club to eight league titles and three consecutive European Cup crowns.

But that was just the beginning – FC Barcelona were next, where Cruyff would cement a legacy as great as anyone who has ever been involved with the game.

After claiming a Spanish league title as a player, Cruyff embarked on a coaching career that saw him set up a Dream Team.

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They would win four consecutive league titles and the club’s first ever European Cup.

But more than the trophies, Cruyff left an idea – one that gave birth to Barca as we know it today, and to a whole host of the modern game’s elite coaches.

Barca owe it all to Cruyff. But they’re not the only ones – all football fans do, too.

Cruyff is available on PES Club Manager 2018 until April 2. Download now!