Barcelona To Name Stadium After Johan Cruyff

By Ikenga Chronicles March 26, 2017

Barcelona To Name Stadium After Johan Cruyff

Barcelona have announced that it will name their reserve team stadium after Johan Cruyff as a way of commemorating the club icon.
With Friday making it one year since the former Ajax, Barca and Netherlands great’s died, club president Josep Maria Bartomeu confirmed the venue where Barcelona’s developing talents take their first steps as professionals at Ciutat Esportiva will be known as the Estadi Johan Cruyff.
Cruyff won La Liga and the Copa del Rey when playing for Barca between 1973 and 1978 before returning as head coach between 1988 and 1996 to helm the “Dream Team’s” period of dominance, which included a maiden European Cup in 1992‎.
“The future stadium at the Ciutat Esportiva will be named after Johan Cruyff,” Bartomeu said.
“The club will also promote the creation of a commemorative statue in honour of Cruyff, which will be placed in the future Camp Nou.”
In addition to the Estadi John Cruyff and commemorative statue, Barcelona will dedicate an area of their club museum to Cruyff and have lobbied the local council to recognise the Dutchman at a location in the city.
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