Barca to build Cruyff’s statue at Camp Nou

Barcelona will honour former player and manager Johan Cruyff with a statue of him at their Nou Camp stadium. The club will also name the new stadium they are building for their B team after the former Dutch international.

Barcelona made the announcement a day after the first year anniversary of Cruyff’s death at the age of 68. Cruyff won 13 trophies during his time managing and playing for the club, including their first European Cup in 1992.

His son Jordi also said the family will donate a number nine Barcelona shirt worn by his father and the Ballon d’Or trophy from 1974 to a new Johan Cruyff exhibition at the Spanish club’s museum.

“It is an agreement by which my father will always be present at the club that he loved,” Jordi Cruyff said.