Three-time Ballon d’Or recipient and the 1974 FIFA World Cup Golden Ball awardee, Hendrik Johannes "Johan" Cruijff, is one of the greatest footballers who ever lived, and the one who popularized the evasive “Cruyff Turn” in soccer. It was named after him due to his jaw-dropping performance of executing this move in the 1974 World Cup tournament. He is considered as one of the greatest players in the history of the sport with a career goal of 290 out of his 514 appearances in his senior career.
He started in AFC Ajax in 1957 and retired with Feyenoord in 1984. He was also a part of the Netherlands National Team in the international football arena. In fact, he took the lead of the team in an exciting game against Germany during the 1974 world cup. His skills in soccer have earned him noble awards including European Footballer of the year and was a part of the 100 greatest living players from FIFA’s list.