What were they and how are Barcelona and Ajax before and after Cruyff?

¿Cómo eran y cómo son el Barcelona y el Ajax antes y después de Cruyff?
Cruyff changed the history of Ajax and Barcelona. PHOTOMONTAGE:hanging

Last update 26 December, 2023 por Alberto Llopis

What Johan Cruyff (1947-2019) marked an era in the world of football, that no one seems to discuss. With its feared and sudden changes of pace, his ability to see the goal or unbalance rivals led the Netherlands to the final of the Mundial del 74. But without any doubt, If someone can be important for the presence of Flaco is for Ajax and Barcelona, the two clubs of their love. In both sets was a player and coach and both achieved more than titles: transform the idiosyncrasy of a club, his philosophy. Two good teams with his arrival became winners.

New working methods, risky tactics and football is rewarded is that if you look at the palmares of a set and one sees that the presence of Cruyff changed the structure of both clubs. Ajax got 9 Eredivisie titles as a player. He Amsterdam club enjoys in his record a total 32 league championships, of which only 10 They were achieved before the Flaco landed in the red and white squad.

Barcelona and Cruyff's Ajax

Ajax league titles:

Before Cruyff: 10

with Cruyff: 9

Its importance is equally important in Barcelona. De los 22 League titles achieved by the Catalan club, 5 They were achieved with Cruyff by, either player or coach. It's more, until his arrival in 1973, the Blaugrana remained 13 years without lifting a league title, Always in the shadow of Real Madrid. And more to change that streak, prompting its presence in Barcelona was a change of mind, the not be afraid of success.

Barcelona league titles:

Before Cruyff: 8

with Cruyff: 5

Of course, if so far we have talked about the importance of national championships Cruyff, this is magnificent in European Cups. And only he was capable of giving three European Cups to Ajax and the first of the 5 who currently has Barcelona. For some it was the most faithful follower of his beloved “fútbol total”, the basis of his thinking.

Julio Muñoz

Journalist, specialist in international football and retro. I write in Colgadosporelfutbol.com and you can follow me at @ juliomv1982
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