Barcelona To Honour Johan Cruyff By Naming Stadium After Him
Barcelona announced decision to pay tribute to Johan Cruyff, including naming a ground in the honour of the Dutchman.
Cruyff is regarded as one of all-time greats and is a true Blaugrana legend, having worked wonders both as a player and as a coach during his time at the club.
Johan Cruyff passed away at the age of 88 and the club are planning a series of tributes to the Netherlands great.
Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu announced that the new stadium at the clubs training complex will be named after Cruyff.
“The future stadium at the Ciutat Esportiva will be named after Johan Cruyff,” he declared. “The Club will also promote the creation of a commemorative statue in honour of Cruyff, which will be placed in the future Camp Nou”
“We will also dedicate a section of the FC Barcelona Museum to recognize the figure and history of Cruyff.”
Barca also announced that the museum will also have the Ballon d’Or he won in 1974 and a jersey he wore during his time as a player.
The club have also urged the town council to recognize the player in the City Center for his accomplishments and achievements.