Heaven has a new playmaker, 'wrote German footballer Toni Kroos on Twitter after the death of Johan Cruyff. "R.I.P. Football Genius Johan Cruyff".
When Johan Cruyff died on March 24, 2016, the world lost not only a brilliant playmaker and a successful trainer, but above all a special person. Someone who inspired. Motivated. And someone with the heart in the right place.
Ferenc van der Vlies, co-owner of the Cruyff brand, intensively spent time with Cruyff in the last years of his life. What started as a business contact slowly grew into a warm friendship, with Cruyff increasingly showing 'Johan'.
This book is about that man and that friendship. In anecdotes, memories and unique photos, partly from the private collection of the Cruyff family.