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Barcelona Legend Johan Cruyff Will Be on an Official Euro Coin!

A tribute to the former player and coach

FC Barcelona v Real Madrid CF - La Liga Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images

Legendary FC Barcelona player and manager Johan Cruyff will be on an official Euro coin in his native Netherlands. His likeness will grace the 5 Euro coin, a collector’s item.

Cruyff is considered one of the best players ever for his time at AFC Ajax, notably winning the European Cup 3 times, and FC Barcelona, where he won La Liga and the Copa del Rey. He also was an influential part of the Dutch national team. After that, he spent time playing in the North American Soccer League before returning to Spain and then back to his native country.

After retirement, Cruyff was a successful manager. He won the KNVB Cup twice and the Cup Winners' Cup once as Ajax's manager. Upon his return to Barcelona, Cruyff became the chief architect of "The Dream Team" which won La Liga four times consecutively. He also led Barcelona to their first European Cup.

His last job was managing the Catalan national team until 2013. He died at age 68 last year.

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