Players and fans pay tribute to Holland legend Johan Cruyff

Football players and fans have been paying tribute to Holland legend Johan Cruyff, who has died at the age of 68.

A statement of the former Ajax star and long-time Barcelona boss read: “On March 24 2016 Johan Cruyff (68) died peacefully in Barcelona, surrounded by his family after a hard fought battle with cancer. It’s with great sadness that we ask you to respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.”

Players and ex-players were quick to pay their respects to the man who brought the world the Cruyff turn.

Fans and journalists were also expressing their sorrow and admiration.

And what better way to remember Cruyff than with a Cruyff turn?

What a legend.

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