The Cruyff Turn

¨Before I make a mistake, I don´t make that mistake.¨

¨Footballers from the street are more important than trained coaches.¨

Johan Cruyff

Johan Cruyff was a famous Dutch soccer player who also became a great coach for Barcelona.   Many people credit him for coming up with the 4-3-3 and attacking style of football that Ajax and Barcelona play (and now many teams).  He was extremely intelligent and was known speaking his mind and ruffling feathers.   The Yogi Berra of soccer.

The Cruyff, or ¨Cruijff¨,  depending on where you´re from, is a great cut or turn to create space and get away from defenders. It works really well afte faking a cross, shot, or long ball.

First, my take on the Cruyff: