After the sad news arrived that Johan Cruyff had died at the age of 68 on Thursday, tributes began to pour in from all over the globe.
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The legendary figure as a player, manager and visionary was adored by millions across the planet and the former Ajax, Barcelona and Netherlands playmaker will be sorely missed.
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Images of Cruyff adorned newspapers in Spain to England, Holland to Germany and everywhere else in-between on Friday morning.
Headline such as “A Genius Like No Other” and “He Was the Game” stood out but each and every outlet had fitting tributes to a man who revolutionized the game and helped make it what it is today.
Below is a collection of images — courtesy of FC Barcelona — from newspapers around the globe honoring Cruyff and the remarkable legacy he left behind.