johan cruyff

footballers on the fags

Analyzing The Smoking Habits of Soccer Players and Iconic Managers

While medical science has come to the consensus that tobacco and rigorous exercise don’t mix, there are still many icons of football who enjoy a crafty smoke. Here, we look to their smoking habits and what they may or may not signify.
Will Magee
the catalan legend of johan cruyff

Total Footballer, Total Rebel: Johan Cruyff and The Resurgence of Catalonian Pride

Several months on from the passing of one of the game's greatest icons, Shirsho Dasgupta examines how Johan Cruyff's upbringing in sixties Amsterdam prepared him for hero status among the Catalan people.
Shirsho Dasgupta
La Liga

Barcelona Legend Johan Cruyff Honored at Camp Nou During the Fourteenth Minute

A touching tribute to the man who was practically Catalan himself.
Liam Daniel Pierce

Johan Cruyff's Complicated Legacy

Johan Cruyff died at age 68 on Thursday after a long bout with lung cancer. Cruyff was one of soccer's greatest innovators, but also one of the sports' biggest antagonizers.
Leander Schaerlaeckens

Johan Cruyff dies age 68, five months after cancer diagnosis

An icon with both Ajax and Barcelona, Cruyff was the posterboy of the ‘Total Football’ generation and widely considered to be one of the greatest players of all time
Will Magee
cultural essentialism

A National Soccer Team Is not Just a National Soccer Team

Is it even possible for a national soccer team to create an identity and style for itself without running into a tangle of metaphor and national biases?
Colin McGowan