Register Login Scores

Fan Park

Johan Cruyff’s Famous Footballing Quotes

Johan Cruyff was arguably one of the best footballers ever seen. Not only was he a wonderful footballer, but he was also a visionary and know it all... The man was a very successful player and coach, and produced some cracking quotes throughout his career.

Cruyff’s opinion on playing weak opposition:

“The most difficult thing about an easy match is to make a weak opponent play bad football.”

The Dutchman explaining what speed really is:

“What is speed? The sports press often confuses speed with insight. See, if I start running slightly earlier than someone else, I seem faster.”

Cruyff being cheeky towards the press:

“If I wanted you to understand it, I would have explained it better.”

Johan showing the world that he was not bothered by what people thought of him:

“People who are not of my level can’t affect my integrity.”

The Dutch are known for their bizarre explanations:

“I barely ever make mistakes because I have trouble with being mistaken.”

Cruyff talking about how football isn’t just about having good players:

“To play well, you need good players, but a good player almost always has the problem of a lack of efficiency. He always wants to do things prettier than strictly necessary.”

The Dutchman’s philosophy on trying to play simple football:

“Playing football is very simple, but playing simple football is the hardest thing there is.”

What is your favourite Johan Cruyff moment or quote? 

6 comments

Top 5

Players Who Lied About Their Age

43 Jun 04, 2021 07:26 PM in World News

Downs Lining Up Monster Bid For SSU Duo?

105 Jun 22, 2021 10:00 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

The 10 Highest-Paid Players Over Past Year, African Superstar Features

Jun 02, 2021 09:31 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Another Career Setback For Rantie?

32 Jun 22, 2021 03:17 PM in PSL

UEFA Respond To Ronaldo's Coke Bottle Incident

12 Jun 19, 2021 01:05 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Pirates Comment On Komphela To Bucs Reports

40 Jun 18, 2021 11:42 AM in Orlando Pirates

Ramos Names Two Clubs He Won't Join After Real Exit

13 Jun 18, 2021 09:26 AM in LaLiga

Four Chiefs, Five Ahly Stars Dominate CAF Team

68 Jun 21, 2021 04:57 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Zwane Reacts To Chiefs' Crucial Win In Morocco

314 Jun 20, 2021 08:47 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Agent: He Wasn’t Given The Opportunity

6 Jun 22, 2021 04:15 PM in Orlando Pirates

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

19 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Leaked: SA Olympics Squad?

43 Jun 22, 2021 11:47 AM in SA National Teams

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Another Downs Player Heading Out?

21 Jun 22, 2021 11:23 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns