Famous Dutch soccer player. Cruijff was born in 1947 in Amsterdam. He has played for many teams, and became well-known for his performance in Ajax and in the World Cup finals of 1974, where The Netherlands made it to the final (only to lose from the Germans; this has become a national trauma). His career as a soccer player ended in 1984, when he became technical advisor for a number of soccer teams, including Feyenoord, Ajax, and Barcelona.
He is sometimes referred to as the Messiah, because of his ability to help out a team.