PHOTOS: Cruyff tributes in newspapers across the globe


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.

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Below is a collection of images — courtesy of FC Barcelona — from newspapers around the globe honoring Cruyff and the remarkable legacy he left behind.