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The Church of Cruyff

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Forever Spreading the Football Gospel
by David Winner March 8, 2016

“THE HOLY APOSTLES AND DISCIPLES OF OUR SAVIOUR WERE DISPERSED THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.” THE CHURCH HISTORY BY EUSEBIUS OF CAESAREA
Jesus was the inspiration, but it took a small army of evangelists to turn his radical ideas into a big religion.
This model—of a towering central figure and a host of followers and interpreters—is still a pretty good way to transform the world. It works in small ways as well as big ones.
For example, Sigmund Freud and his students, rivals and successors changed the way we understand the mind. Karl Marx and his readers shaped the 20th century. Surreal modern British comedy wouldn't exist without Spike Milligan and his host of admirers and successors.
As in life, so it is in football. There have been lots of brilliant football figures down the years, but none has been as significant as Johan Cruyff.
As a player w…