Johan Cruyff is reported to have been diagnosed with lung cancer

The Dutch Master, Johan Cruyff, has been diagnosed with lung cancer, say reports in Spain.

On Tuesday the 68-year-old was diagnosed and is now doing tests to discover how serious the illness is.

Cruyff helped The Netherlands to get to the World Cup final in Germany in 1974, where they were beaten by the hosts. He also won three European Cups in a row with Ajax and later played and managed Barcelona.

While managing the Catalan club, he guided them to their first European Cup in 1992 and the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1989.

He also led Barcelona to four consecutive La Liga titles from 1990-91 to 1993-94.

Universally thought of as one of the greatest players of all time, the three-time Ballon d’Or winner had double heart bypass surgery in 1991.

Seamus Holland
Seamus Holland


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