Legend equipment: El Ajax's Johan Cruyff
Is one of the best teams in history who they passed to posterity and still remember that for many years they managed to have passed their greatest hits. We speak, course, of the Ajax's Johan Cruyff which he dominated Europe in the early years of the decade of the 70.
'The skinny’ He debuted at Ajax one 15 November 1964 with only 17 year old. That day, team red trim chest had as rival Groningen and Cruyff He scored the only goal that served to victory. Since that day we have seen that a star was born.
Coach Ajax Amsterdam at that time it was Rinus Michels who mentored the Dutch crack. Around the figure of Johan Cruyff the coach drew up a team that became fashionable known as' total football’ It based primarily on having the ball most of the time. Shortly after, Stefan Kovacs He took the witness on the bench and, How could it be otherwise, He continued playing style of his predecessor.
THE 3 European Cups Ajax Johan Cruyff
With other figures as Johan Neeskens, Ruud Krol, Johnny Rep O Arie Haan, that team was able to achieve 3 European Cups consecutively from 1971 a 1973. The first one got it by defeating Stadium Wembley al Panathinaikos Greek run by another football legend, Hungarian Ferenc Puskas. The Dutch side won the victory 2-0 with goals from Dick Dikj and self Haan.
Far from settling, that Ajax's Johan Cruyff It continued its success in the Netherlands and in Europe. The second European Cup won at Inter de Milan again by 2-0 and the third against Juventus by 1-0 with a goal of Johnny Rep.
From 1974, progress Cruyff, Neeskens equipment and other figures made the Ajax It is weakened and no longer managed to maintain its level. Both Johan changed Amsterdam for Barcelona although in the Camp Nou they did not get the success they had obtained in his former club, especially at European level which only reached semifinals of European Cup where the surprising Nottingham Forest he removed.
Of course, that Ajax next to Feyernoord It formed the basis of selection Holland known as 'The Oranje’ which it reached two finals of the World Cup 1974 Y 1978 practicing the 'total football’ although they were at the gates to lift the first championship title against two hosts, Germany Y Argentina.