Tributes paid to Barca icon Cruyff

Tributes to the late Johan Cruyff have been paid from across football after the iconic Barcelona player and Coach passed away aged 68.

Cruyff was diagnosed with cancer in October 2015 and it was announced on Thursday that he had passed away at home in Barcelona.

Barcelona: “We’ll always love you, Johan. Rest in peace.”

Spain captain Iker Casillas: “Sad news for the world of football. My condolences to his family and friends. RIP Johan Cruyff.”

Real Madrid captain and Spain international Sergio Ramos: “Goodbye to one of the legends in the history of football. A player and Coach ahead of his time. RIP Johan Cruyff.”

La Liga President Javier Tebas: “My condolences to the family and friends of Johan Cruyff. He leaves an unforgettable chapter in the history of this sport.”

Levante: “We convey our condolences to the family and friends of Johan Cruyff and we share the pain over his loss. RIP.”

Atletico Madrid: “Mourning. A legend has gone. The Atletico family are joined by the pain of the death of Johan Cruyff. A hug to his family and friends.”

Valencia: “Valencia want to offer their condolences to Barcelona, the family and friends of Johan Cruyff.”

Espanyol: “Espanyol conveys its grief for the loss of Johan Cruyff to his son Jordi, family, friends and to FC Barcelona.”

Athletic Bilbao: “Athletic Club expresses its condolences to the family and to FC Barcelona on the death of Johan Cruyff. Rest in peace.”

Real Betis: “A very sad day for football. A legend goes. We have lost Johan Cruyff at the age of 68. Rest in peace.”

Bayern Munich and former Spain midfielder Xabi Alonso: “The ‘14’ will never be the same. RIP Johan Cruyff.”

Sevilla: “Sevilla sends its condolences to FC Barcelona, the family and friends of Johan Cruyff.”

Gary Lineker: “Sad to hear Johan Cruyff has died. Football has lost a man who did more to make the beautiful game beautiful than anyone in history.”

The Spanish Football Federation: “The President of the RFEF, Angel Maria Villar, and the Board, extend their heartfelt condolences to the family and loved ones of Johan Cruyff, legendary player, former Coach and honorary President of Barcelona. Rest in peace.”

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