«Amsterdam Arena» I want to rename in honour of Johan Cruyff

The home stadium of the Amsterdam «Ajax» and the Dutch national team on football can rename in honor of the legendary Johan Cruyff, who died March 24, at the 69th year after a long battle with lung cancer.

As reported by portal Voetbal International, this initiative was made by the city authorities, who now have to convince shareholders. Now the proposal has been widely discussed in the local media and social networks.

To rename the arena requires a unanimous decision of the shareholders. If the idea is approved, the Amsterdam arena will be called the «Johan Cruyff arena».

«We came to the conclusion that I should do it. I think we are supported by 837 thousand against. And we have good arguments to convince other shareholders», — said the councillor for sport of the municipality of Amsterdam Eric van den Burg.

Johan Cruyff is one of the most decorated Dutch players. Playing for Ajax and then at Barcelona, he has been awarded three «Golden ball» — prize for the best player in the world.

«Amsterdam Arena» I want to rename in honour of Johan Cruyff 25.03.2016

Март 25th, 2016 by
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