Barcelona fans call upon club's board to rename Camp Nou as 'Johan Cruyff Stadium'

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Barcelona's board are considering renaming their iconic Camp Nou stadium as a tribute to former player and manager, Johan Cruyff.

The late Dutchman, who enjoyed highly successful stints at the club as both a player and manager, passed away at the age of 68 last week after a long-running battle with cancer.

Directors at the Spanish club are now searching for a way to appropriately pay homage to one of the club's legends, with various fan groups calling for the stadium to be renamed the 'Johan Cruyff Stadium'.


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The world of football has been quick to pay their respects to a man widely regarded as one of the most influential figures the game has ever seen, with a multitude of former and current players voicing their sadness at Cruyff's passing on social media.

The Dutchman scored 290 league goals throughout a 20-year playing career, including an extraordinary 190 in 240 appearances for Ajax and 48 in 143 for Barcelona.

After retiring, Cruyff turned his hand to management and took over former club Ajax. After limited success in Holland, however, he sought silverware at the Camp Nou.

Implementing his visionary 4-3-3 formation and style of play, Cruyff won four successive La Liga titles between 1990 and 1994, alongside the 1990 Copa del Rey and 1992 European Cup.

Credited with establishing Barcelona's brand of creative, passing football which is now so synonymous with the European champions, Cruyff's legacy is there for all to see.

The club's board is due to meet on Tuesday and discuss how best to pay tribute.

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