Real Madrid President Florentino Perez Describes Johan Cruyff Being An Icon
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez described Johan Cruyff’s dying like a “sad day for football” and offered his condolences towards the Nederlander legend’s family and Barcelona.
Cruyff died in Barcelona on Thursday aged 68 carrying out a fight with cancer of the lung and there’s been an outpouring of tributes from the field of football.
Like a player, Netherlands great Cruyff won three consecutive European Cups with Ajax before starting with star like a player and coach at Barca.
Throughout his playing days, Cruyff won La Liga and also the Copa del Rey at Camp Nou before later leading the club to four consecutive league titles within the 1990s, along with the European Cup in 1992.
And Perez, president of Barca’s great rivals Madrid, has became a member of the tributes towards the footballing icon.
“A footballing legend, a symbol from the sport, has died,” Perez stated using a statement on Madrid’s official website.
“I must express my deep sorrow following a dying of Johan Cruyff and provide, with respect to Real Madrid, and all sorts of Real Madrid supporters, our condolences and sympathy to Barcelona and most importantly to his wife and kids.
“He was an remarkable player who defined a period, and for that reason today is an extremely sad day for that footballing world.”