La Liga champions, Barcelona, recently unveiled a statue of club legend, Johan Cruyff, outside the Camp Nou on August 26 in a small ceremony where club officials and members of Cruyff’s family were all present.
The statue of Cruyff is seen wearing the No. 9 and issuing instructions with an outstretched arm to reflect the way he was a leader on the pitch.
The pose is one of the most iconic images of him as a player. The statue is located at the grandstand entrance, close to the one of Ladislau Kubala, where the club will open the Estadi Johan Cruyff, the new home of Barça B and the women’s team on August 27.
The bronze statue weighs 1,500 kg standing 3.5 metre tall. It reportedly took months for Dutch sculptress, Corry Ammerlaan van Niekerk, to perfect it. The artist is well known for her arts and she is fixated on the human form arts and sculptures
Johan Cruyff won 4 La Liga trophies, 1 Copa del Rey, 1 Champions League, 1 Cup Winners Cup and 1 Super Cup as the Barcelona Manager, a total of 8 trophies. As a Barca player, he won the La Liga in 1973–74 season and Copa del Rey four years later in the 1977–78 season.