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Also Cruyff is the precursor of Frenkie

Johan Cruyff

The Young occurs also now, literally, in the footsteps of Cruyff as the star of FC Barcelona in 1975, the first Dutch player was in the shirt of Paris Saint-Germain. They were followed Kees Kist (1982/’83), Pierre Vermeulen (1985-1987) and Gregory van der Wiel (2012-2016). At the request of Johan Cruijffs good friend Daniel Hechter, modekoning and former PSG president, played Cruyff there are two duels. Closer at the time: “We met each other during an Adidas cocktail for the European footballer of the Year. Cruyff was always in clothing of me.”

The Dutchman made his debut during the Tournoi de Paris on 17 June 1975 against Sporting Lisbon (3-1 victory). The stadium was half full, but two days later for the final against Valencia was not a card anymore to get. The superlatives in the French media (’Cruyff superstar’ and ’Come this phenomenon see, here in Paris) made for a packed Parc des Princes. Cruyff lost in the final (1-0) and apologized: “I’m sorry me very much, but I am very tired because I have a difficult and tough season I’ve had in Barcelona.”

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