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25th Apr 2016

Amsterdam pays a special tribute to Johan Cruyff on his birthday

Just wonderful

Simon Lloyd

Since the recent passing of the great Johan Cruyff, there have been several moving tributes to the football icon.

On April 25, the day that the Dutchman would have turned 69, the city where he was born and raised paid its own unique tribute.

Amsterdam transport company GVB introduced a special Johan Cruyff tram to the city’s tram network which will run across different routes in the city in months to come.

As reported by Dutch media outlet AD, the idea was suggested by a tram-driver-cum Cruyff fan, and will carry the same number 14 which Cruyff wore on his jersey throughout his football career.

The tram began its first journey at 2:14pm on Monday (14:14), near the part of the city where Cruyff was born.

Cruyff’s management company have described it as a “unique and beautiful tribute”.

We couldn’t agree more. Gone, but not forgotten.


Johan Cruyff