Johan Cruyff, touching a balloon with the T-shirt of the Barça


You remember the magic debut of Johan Cruyff with the Barça?

Published:24/03/2016 - 19:06h

Updated:24/03/2016 - 19:50h

Already it does 42 years and half of the debut in League of Johan Cruyff with the FC Barcelona, a Sunday 28 October 1973. The FC Barcelona, with the contest of the then better player of the world, won to the Granada in the Camp Nou by 4-0

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The signing of Johan Cruyff by the FC Barcelona produced on 13 August 1973, after some long negotiations with the Ajax of Amsterdamand thanks to the good work of the manager barcelonista, Armand Carabén. However, the official debut of the Dutch star with the Barcelona T-shirt had to postpone until finals of October, because of some bureaucratic problems that prevented that until then it could enfundarse the elastic with which would finish making history, of the same form that did with the Ajax.

Finally, the most expected day arrived. It was the eighth day of the League 1973/74 and just the day before had arrived the transfer of the Dutch Federation. It fits to say that the arrival of the "prophet of the goal" was expected by the fans barcelonista with anxiety, since then the Barça found in the fourteenth position with only 6 points, to 4 of the leader, Valencia.

The expectations created around the figure of Cruyff fulfilled with grow. With a Camp Nou full to rebosar, the Barça offered a big show and defeated to the Granada by 4-0, with a complete exhibition of Cruyff, author of two goals. That day the drop of Carles Rexach -in his place played Juanito- avoided that the trainer Marinus Michels could range an eleven that at the end the fans barcelonistas arrived to learn by heart: Sadurní, Rifé, Torres, Coasts, De la Cruz, Juan Carlos, Rexach, Asensi, Cruyff, Sotil and Marcial.

A team arrollador that also was known like "The filarmónica" and "The machine to do football", and that finish champion of League 1973/74 with 8 points of advantage on the classified second, the Athletic of Madrid. The arrival of Johan Cruyff to the FC Barcelona supposed a change of radical face, although the Barcelona did not attain to raise titles during the two following courses. With the Dutch in the team, the fan culé began to ilusionarse for real, trusting that some day the Barça of then converted ... In the one of today. There are dreams that yes do reality.

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