Johan Cruyff featured his all-time XI in Autobiography


The Dutch legend featured his all-time XI  in his autobiography. The most shocking thing is, there is no place for Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi in his list.

The three-time Ballon d’Or winner was one of the biggest names in the Football world. The autobiography was launched in London today.

The team was announced before his sad passing in the month of march earlier this year. It clearly states that Football was also live before the era of Ronaldo and Messi.

There is an English player also in his list which is quite surprising.


Lev Yashin 

The only goalkeeper to win the Ballon d’Or had to make the team. The Russian legend was the first choice of Johan as the goalkeeper.

Carlos Alberto

The Brazilian full-back was also included in the team having scored the goal in World cup final of 1970.

Franz Beckenbauer

The German defender featured in the team. He is one of only two men to have won the World Cup as a manager and as a player well.

Ruud Krol

Having played World cup finals two times,  dutch legend Ruud Krol was also in the team.

Pep Guardiola

This was the most surprising name in the list. The Barcelona legend and the current Manchester City Manager made into Johan’s list.

Alfredo di Stefano

Di Stefano was a Real Madrid icon. The legend  won five European champions in a row and scored in every final.

Bobby Charlton

English legend Bobby Charlton was also present in the team. He had also won Ballon d’Or and world cup in his time.


Brazilian winger and a big World cup superstar also had his name present in the list.

Diego Maradona

Arguably, the best player ever to play football was a sure name in the list. The Argentinian was a class apart forward in his time.


One of the biggest legends in the history of football. No introduction is needed for him.

Piet Keizer

The last name to made into the team was Ajax legend, Piet Keizer.


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