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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.
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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.
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.
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
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?