Dutch and Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff has been diagnosed with lung cancer according to reports in Spain.
The 68-year-old – who won three successive European Cups with Ajax and three Ballon d’Or awards – was diagnosed Tuesday and has undergone tests to establish the extent of the disease, reports Radio station RAC1 and Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo.
Cruyff helped the Netherlands reach the World Cup final in 1974. Formerly a heavy smoker, he underwent double heart bypass surgery in 1991 while he still in charge of Barcelona – a role he eventually left in 1996.
He played for and managed Barcelona, leading the Catalans to their first European Cup win in 1992 and the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1989.
They also won four consecutive La Liga titles from 1990-91 to 1993-94.
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