My Turn: The Autobiography (Paperback)
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My Turn: The Autobiography (Paperback)

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Published: 01/06/2017
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Johan Cruyff is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in football history. Throughout his playing career, he was synonymous with Total Football, a style of play in which every player could play in any position on the pitch.

Today, his philosophy lives on in teams across Europe, from Barcelona to Bayern Munich and players from Lionel Messi to Cesc Fabrecas. My Turn tells the story of Cruyff's life starting at Ajax, where he won eight national titles and three European Cups before moving to Barcelona where he won La Liga in his first season, in 1973, and was named European Footballer of the Year.

He won the Ballon d'Or three times, and led the Dutch national team to the final of the 1974 World Cup, famously losing to West Germany, and receiving the Golden Ball as the player of the tournament.





While on the field Cruyff was in total control, off the field his life was more turbulent with a kidnapping attempt and bankruptcy.

After retiring in 1984, he became a hugely successful manager of Ajax and then Barcelona when he won the Champions league with a young Pep Guardiola in his team. In 1999 Cruyff was voted European Player of the Century, and came second behind Pele in the World Player of the Century poll.

In March 2016 Cruyff died after a short battle with lung cancer bringing world football to a standstill in an outpouring of emotions. A brilliant teacher and analyst of the game he love, My Turn is Johan Cruyff's legacy.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509813926
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 235 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
He was one of those great, great footballers * Bobby Charlton *
I knew nothing about football before knowing Cruyff * Pep Guardiola *
If he wanted to he could be the best player in any position on the pitch * Eric Cantona *
Cruyff did more to make the beautiful game beautiful than anyone in history * Gary Linekar *

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“A Bitter Sweat Autobiography”

I only just remember Johan Cruyff as a footballer, being a teenager in the 1980s and I certainly remember the Ajax teams, and the Netherlands team and how great they were. I do remember Cruyff the football manager... More

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Michael Rothwell

“Legendary footballer”

Cruyff's 1970 return from injury saw him wear a number 14, from then, his number was 14 and seen on Ajax, Barcelona and Dutch national kits. To me, his name alone evokes the idea of footballing beauty and... More

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