Johan Cruyff

When Cruyff Almost Joined Leicester City

Thirty nine years ago today, Leicester City manager Jock Wallace announced the Club was close to signing the late Johan Cruyff. History tells us, of course, that Cruyff never did sign at Filbert Street, but why?

To understand the impact that this story had on Leicester, and on the football world, it is worth recalling Cruyff’s honours in the game.

Until Lionel Messi won the Ballon D’Or for the fourth time in 2012, Cruyff, along with Michel Platini and Marco van Basten, held the record of three triumphs, in 1971, 1973 and 1974.

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