Barça inaugurates the statue dedicated to Johan Cruyff in the Camp Nou
Published:27/08/2019 - 16:48h
Updated:27/08/2019 - 16:48h
After some months of work, FC Barcelona inaugurated this Monday the statue dedicated to Johan Cruyff in the Camp Nou. Many personalities attended to a meeting to remember a legend of the club
The season 2019-20 is under way and to full performance, but the FC Barcelona did a stop this Monday in the Camp Nou. The Catalans still celebrate his first victory in a new edition of LaLiga and already think in the commitment of the next weekend, but there were reasons of weight to go through the City Condal in a very special day.
In the esplanade of grandstand of the Estadi took place a historical act, since it inaugurated the statue to the memory of Johan Cruyff. They have been necessary several months of work, but the work of the Dutch artist Corry Ammerlaan go Niekerk, a piece of bronze of 3,5 metres of height and 1.500 kilos of weight, already has seen the light. The figures to the ex president Francesc Looked-Sans and the ex player Ladislao Kubala already have accompanying.
To the event attended numerous personalities, headed by the president Josep Maria Bartomeu and the family of the Dutch. In the appointment were his wife Danny, his children Jordi and Susila and also the president of the Generalitad of Catalonia, Quim Torra, the Secretari General of l'Esport i of l'Activitat Physical, Gerard Figueras, and the president of the Federació Catalan of Football, Joan Soteras.
In addition to the managerial barcelonista, neither were missing to the watched several famous names that in his day formed part of the entity, as ex presidents, ex directors and a sinfín of footballers, between which appeared, among others, Carles Puyol, Sergi Barjuán, 'Chapi' Ferrer, Alexanco, Eusebio Sacristán, José Mari Bakero, Carles Rexach, Jordi Roura and Josep Maria Fusté.
Further of the collaboration of the journalist Helena Garcia Melero and the writer John Carlin, Jordi Cruyff took the word, and appreciated the gesture speaking of a construction that has the name of his father and one of his more remembered sentences, "go out and enjoy". "I seat me very proud and is an honour. This is a lovely act and appreciate it to him to all what have made it possible. This is the place where had to be the statue, in the stadium where was so much time like player and trainer", stood out.
Bartomeu also mentioned to Johan in his speech, and underlined the importance of his work in a club that still today keeps the essence and the ideals that the one of Amsterdam inculcó during his years like player and trainer: "Cruyff restored the self-esteem of the barcelonismo. I am sure that today Johan is very happy and this statue will be a permanent memory of all what represents. And it is that Johan Cruyff is a very important part of our history, essence and feeling".
The Espai Barça begins to take form
The one of the new statue of the Camp Nou is not the only inauguration that will face the Barcelona this week, since this Tuesday is foreseen the opening of the Estadi Johan Cruyff, the first piece finished of the Espai Barça. The new complex that will group the installations of the club begins to take form, and will do it with the première of the previously called Miniestadi, that will receive the parties of the filial, of the first feminine team and of the Juvenile To in the meetings of the Youth League.