Johan Cruyff, always with his dorsal number fourteen

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The superstition carried to Johan Cruyff to the dorsal 14

Published:27/03/2016 - 08:50h

Updated:27/03/2016 - 08:50h

The number that will have always present Johan Cruyff in the imaginary community of the FC Barcelona will be the fourteen. It enciphers that the "lean "" always kept in his career like footballer so much in the Ajax as in the selection but no in the Barça

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If Johan Cruyff always will be remembered with the number fourteen to his back, to his time the number fourteen will do us come always in command to the Barcelona myth. An always hit man to a number but that at the beginning carried another very distinct and finish in the dorsal 14 by superstition. The Dutch always lucía the dorsal number nine in his first seasons in the Ajax until the chance and the fortune played his key papers in this history.

As it explains the journalist Javier Giraldo, in a party of the Dutch group the mate of Johan, Gerrie Muhren did not find his T-shirt with the dorsal number 7. In front of this, the Teacher yielded him his with the nine. After this, Cruyff was to look for another dorsal that was free and found with the famous number fourteen.

The Ajax won this party in front of the PSV with a one to zero. By superstition, Johan wanted to keep the same dorsal for the following meeting. Like this they were happening the meetings, when it finish going with the Dutch selection also opted by said dorsal to defend the colours of the "orange". And in the World-wide of the 74 surprised to all the world of the football with said number, something to what anybody was accustomed.

However, when landing in Barcelona the things were different. The normative imperturbable of the Spanish League only allowed to play with the numbers of the 1 to the 11. Therefore, Johan accustomed to use the nine in the big majority of parties, although whenever it could "escaqueó" employing his dorsal favourite. So much importance had this number 14 that the own Ajax withdrew officially said dorsal in 2007 like homage to the myth blaugrana.

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