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Pelé names Maradona as a far better player than Messi

Thursday, Dec 6 2018
The Brazilian legend added two more names to the mix, hinting that he also believes them to be better than 'La Pulga'
Usually, Pelé tries to keep himself away from controversy, but his recent statements about Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona will surely make waves.

Speaking in an interview with Folha de Sao Paulo, "O Rei" shared his views on who should be considered...


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Pep Guardiola reveals the only Real Madrid team he admired

Thursday, Sep 13 2018
Having played against many of Los Blancos teams for decades, the Catalan boss named the only team that kept him up at night.
No, it wasn't Mourinho's team, and it wasn't Carlo Ancelotti's side that destroyed Bayern München a couple of years ago. The best Real Madrid version ever faced by Pep Guardiola doesn't belong to his coaching days, it belongs to the time when he used...


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2016's most disappointing football headlines

Tuesday, Dec 27 2016
From the fallen Chapecoense heroes, to the legends we lost this year; 2016 has been brutal to the beautiful game.
The end of 2016 will see one of the most eventful years in football wrap up. It was one full of highs, the unexpected – both good and bad – and awful lows.

In the same year in which Leicester City won the most remarkable Premier League...


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Cruyff snubbed Messi & Cristiano Ronaldo in his all-time starting XI

Wednesday, Oct 5 2016
The late Dutch boss chose players from different eras, but he left both of today's brightest stars out of what could be called a 'dream team'.
Johan Cruyff wasn't that impressed with what Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have done in recent years, as the legendary Johan Cruyff didn't consider them good enough to feature in his best all-time Starting XI.

Despite being known as one of...


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Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Remembering Johan Cruyff's legacy ahead of El Clasico

Thursday, Mar 31 2016
Naturally, all eyes will be on Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in Saturday's El Clasico match. However, ahead of the big game, we take a look at Blaugrana icon Johan Cruyff and his influence on Barcelona.
As two of the most widely followed teams on the planet square off this Saturday in yet another edition of the famous "El Clasico" clash, there will be more than just victory on Barcelona fans' minds. Earlier this season, the Blaugrana thrashed...


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Barca vs Real Madrid: The Blaugrana to wear "Gràcies Johan" shirts for El Clasico

Wednesday, Mar 30 2016
A 90,000 card Gracies Johan mosaic will be on display at Camp Nou, as the Catalan giants pay tribute to the Dutch legend who recently passed away.
The very first round of La Liga fixtures after the recent international break will see leaders Barcelona clash with bitter rivals Real Madrid in the always thrilling Clasico fixture.

The Blaugrana giants will take advantage of such a high-profile...


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WATCH: Fans give Johan Cruyff a heart-breaking farewell

Friday, Mar 25 2016
Following France's second goal against the Oranje, the game's referee stopped the match as instructed in order to observe a moment to remember the Dutch legend's legacy.
It was supposed to be a moment of silence, but fans wanted to give Johan Cruyff one more round of applause.

As Dutch officials had stated before the game, fans inside Amsterdam Arena would have the chance to say goodbye to Johan Cruyff, as the...


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Netherlands vs France: Friendly match will be halted after 14 minutes to remember Johan Cruyff

Friday, Mar 25 2016
The Dutch Football Federation will pay their respects to the footballing legend when the Oranje host France in a friendly match later today.
Reactions poured all over the world mourning the loss of Johan Cruyff, one of the most influential players and coaches of our time. As expected, the Dutch Football Federation revealed that the Oranje will pay their respects to the Dutch legend by stopping...


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VIDEO: Wonderful tribute paid to Johan Cruyff in Feyenoord-Sparta friendly

Friday, Mar 25 2016
Tributes continue for the Dutch legend after sadly losing his battle with lung cancer on Thursday.
On Thursday, the heart-breaking news of the passing away of football legend Johan Cruyff was sadly announced, with the 68-year-old Dutchman having died “peacefully” in Barcelona.

Tributes poured in from across the globe after losing...


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RESPECT: Football players around the world pay tribute to Johan Cruyff [Tweets]

Thursday, Mar 24 2016
The outspoken player, coach and exec died 'peacefully' in his home in Barcelona. His official Twitter feed revealed the news to the world.
Johan Cruyff, one of the most talented players to grace the game of football, died today after losing his battle against cancer.

The former coach and legend inspired a whole generation of players and coaches. Luis Enrique, Pep Guardiola and many...


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Former Barcelona and Dutch legend Johan Cruyff dies of lung cancer

Thursday, Mar 24 2016
Dutch soccer legend Johan Cruyff has died.
Former Dutch soccer legend Johan Cruyff has been pronounced dead. At the time of his death, the former Barcelona man was 68 years old. 

Family spokeswoman Carole Thate told Associated Press that the iconic footballer died of lung cancer. During...


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#CruyffStrong - Johan Cruyff has been diagnosed with lung cancer

Thursday, Oct 22 2015
He reached the World Cup final with Netherlands in 1974. He was an avid smoker up until 1991 when he underwent major surgery.
Johan Cruyff underwent medical examinations earlier this week and the results were delvered to the world this Thursday. Barcelona's VP confirmed that the Netherlands legend had been diagnosed with lung cancer. Cruyff had fought many battles on the field...


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Cruyff doubts Pogba can really make a difference if he signs for Barcelona

Thursday, Jul 2 2015
The Dutch legend also shared his delight for the wonderful season Los Blaugranas enjoyed under Luis Enrique, who proved all his haters wrong by winning the treble.
Not everyone is psyched about Paul Pogba's possible transfer to Barcelona. According to Dutch legendary coach and player Johan Cruyff, even though Pogba is a top quality player, his contribution to the team's general performance is yet to be determined.

"In...


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UNBEARABLE: Johan Cruyff labels the Dutch National Team as 'a disgrace'

Monday, Mar 30 2015
The Dutch legend was annoyed by the team's display against Turkey on Saturday, when Wesley Sneijder scored a goal in stoppage time to tie the game.
After last Saturday's nerve-wrecking draw against Turkey, the Dutch National team was criticized by one of their most prominent figures of all time. Former coach Johan Cruyff shared his thoughts about the team's performance at Amsterdam Arena, blasting...


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Johan Cruyff blasts CR7's consecutive Ballon D'Or awards

Monday, Jan 19 2015
The Dutch legend believes Toni Kroos should have been considered as a candidate, since the Portuguese player was not as dominant as people think.
Dutch legend, coach and executive Johan Cruyff blasted Cristiano Ronaldo's consecutive Ballon D'Or victories, since he believes the nomination should also consider the team's accomplishments for such a distinction.

"When you play against the...


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Messi & Pele make Ronaldo de Lima’s Dream Team, but where’s the OTHER Ronaldo?

Wednesday, Dec 31 2015
The Selecao legend was asked to pick his all-time best starting XI, naming a who’s who of footballing legends.
Believed by many to be the greatest attacker to ever grace the beautiful game, when Brazilian legend Ronaldo was asked to pick his all-time best starting XI, you could expect many big names from the football world, both past and present, to make his list.

And...


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Johan Cruyff states he is not interested in who will win this year's Ballon D'Or

Friday, Dec 5 2014
The Dutch legend believes the award has lost its value ever since FIFA took control of the election process.
Former Barcelona coach and legend Johan Cruyff blasted the media and those who elect the Ballon D'Or, since he believes the award lost its purpose years ago. After winning the trophy in 1971, 1973 and 1974, the Dutch manager stated today the award has...


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Breaking news: Ex-Netherlands coach Louis Van Gaal becomes Oranje boss again

Friday, Jul 6 2012
The Netherlands are making drastic changes following their abysmal UEFA Euro 2012 campaign. In the latest move, Louis Van Gaal has been appointed as the Oranje’s new coach.
This news may come as a disappointment to legend Ruud Gullit. Last month, the latter described himself as the man with “the qualities to replace Van Marwijk as national team coach” according to Voetbal International.

The same news source also...


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Xavi: Lionel Messi Is Better Than Pele, Maradona and Cruyyf

Monday, Jun 6 2011
Barcelona midfield maestro Xavi has hailed his teammate, Lionel Messi as the greatest ever player to have graced to field.
Despite having players like Diego Maradona, Pele and Johan Cruyff, Xavi believes that football hasn't seen something quite like Lionel Messi yet. The Spanish international believes that Messi is simply the best ever to have emerged in the business.

"He...


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Barcelona vs Real Madrid Clasico 2011: Is It OK If Real Madrid Kill Barca’s Style?

Monday, Apr 18 2011
Barcelona vs Real Madrid may turn into a “attacking vs defending battle” but tennis star Rafael Nadal wouldn’t be bothered by that. Live Soccer TV asks you if Real Madrid’s negativity is acceptable.
Defending is certainly an art but the average football fan will tell you that stylish football is about making accurate passes and attacking. Barcelona follow more the latter, and whereas some insist that their game is boring, others can’t see how...


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