The Amsterdam Arena will officially be renamed the Johan Cruijff Arena from the next football season, was announced on Thursday after long negotiations between stadium management, the Amsterdam municipality and Ajax. The Dutch football legend's family is pleased that a decision has finally been made, though it could have happened faster, Carole Thate, who acts as spokesperson for the family, said to NU.nl.
The family of football legend Johan Cruijff regrets that that still no agreement has been reached about renaming the Amsterdam Arena to the Johan Cruijff Arena, Cruijff's son Jordi Cruijff wrote in his column in the Telegraaf on Monday.
Arnhem professional football club Vitesse won 2-0 against Alkmaar’s AZ in the KNVB Cup final at De Kuip stadium in Rotterdam Sunday night, a historical win for the team which had not won a major tournament or league in its club history. The team from will celebrate its 125th anniversary on May 14. No professional football club has suffered a drought as long as Vitesse.
As Cup winner, Vitesse gets to face off against the upcoming national champion, which is likely to be Feyenoord, for the Johan Cruijff Shield on August 5th. Vitesse is currently ranked sixth in the Eredivisie.
The Amsterdam ArenA football stadium and concert venue will be renamed Johan Cruijff Arena, a move that will no doubt please fans of both Amsterdam football club AFC Ajax and the Dutch national football team. The announcement was made late on Tuesday evening, what would have been Cruijff's 70th birthday. The football legend died on March 24, 2016, after battling lung cancer.
The management of the Amsterdam ArenA and the family of Johan Cruijff are nearing an agreement on naming the stadium after the football legend. According to newspaper AD, there is only one obstacle that needs to be cleared.
The obstacle in the way of the agreement is that the Cruijff family would prefer that the stadium does not also carry the name of a sponsor. They do not want Johan Cruijff's name and memory to be connected with a random company.
A tram dedicated to Dutch football legend Johan Cruijff was launched in Amsterdam on Monday, which would have been Cruijff's 69th birthday. The tram was launched at 14:14 to pay tribute to the number Cruijff wore on his jersey for much of his football career.
Barcelona will dedicate a space to Dutch football legend Johan Cruijff in the renewed Camp Nou, Barcelona president Josep Maria Bertomeu announced along with plans for a colossal renovation to the stadium
The Dutch Royal Mint is working on a memorial five-euro coin to commemorate football legend Johan Cruijff. The company is discussing it with Cruijff's family, commercial director Rene van Dijk said in the radio program Langs de LIjn en Omstreken.
The Amsterdam ArenA will not be renamed after Johan Cruijff, who passed away two weeks ago, in the near future. The matter first has to be discussed with his family. And Mayor Eberhard van der Laan wants to give the family time to grieve in peace
Johan Cruijff was honored in both Amsterdam and Barcelona this weekend. Ajax pulled out all the stops to commemorate the Dutch football legend before and during their match against PEC Zwolle on Sunday, even managing to honor him with a 3-0 win. Barcelona did the same during their match against Real Madrid on Saturday, though lost the game on Camp Nou 2-1.
Two million households in the Netherlands were tuned in to see the Dutch men’s national football team lose in Amsterdam to France. The international friendly match was halted in the 14th minute for a stirring tribute to Oranje football legend Johan Cruijff, who died of cancer earlier this week at the age of 68.
More than 14 thousand people signed an online petition to rename the Amsterdam ArenA the Johan Cruijff Stadium, following the football legend's death on Thursday.
The Amsterdam Museum opened a condolence book for Johan Cruijff, who grew up i the Amsterdam neighborhood Betondorp, on Friday. The book will be open all through Easter weekend during the museum's opening times.
King Willem-Alexander, Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister Edith Schippers of Public Health, Welfare and Sports all commented on the death of football legend Johan Cruijff. They are all shocked by his passing and saddened by the loss of an icon.
At best The Guardian's article in honor of Dutch football legend Johan Cruijff, who passed away on Thursday, can be seen as a mixed success. While the newspaper wrote a beautiful tribute for Cruijff, they used the wrong photo.
Johan Cruijff died just hours after arriving at the hospital for treatment. No one saw it coming, sports journalist and good friend Jaap de Groot said
A minute of silence will be held during the friendly match between Oranje and France in Amsterdam on Friday to pay tribute to football legend Johan Cruijff. Cruijff passed away on Thursday after a battle with lung cancer.
On Friday most newspapers on the Netherlands are focused on Johan Cruijff, paying tribute to the football legend who passed away on Thursday.
Johan Cruijff's death on Thursday shook the Netherlands by the roots. Dozens of people, both in and out of the football world, expressed the shock, sadness and condolences in the minutes after his death was announced.
Dutch football legend Johan Cruijff died at the age of 68 on Thursday. He passed away peacefully in Barcelona, surrounded by his family, the Cruyff foundation announced.
Football legend Johan Cruijff is dealing with his fight against cancer, which he was diagnosed with in October, in an optimistic way, son Jordi Cruijff said
Johan Cruijff is doing “very well” in his battle against lung cancer, his son Jordi told NOS Radio. The elder Cruijff, a legendary Dutch national football player and successful coach, announced his illness to the world in October.
Johan Cruijff has resigned from his position as adviser for the Amsterdam football club Ajax, due to a lack of confidence in the club's directors and a feeling that he is being thwarted in the execution of his plan.
Football legend Johan Cruijff is touched by the way the media responded to the news of his lung cancer diagnosis. He calls the response "emotional and heartwarming".