Johan Cruijff

Hendrik Johannes Cruijff (1947 - 2016)

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Hendrik Johannes (Johan) "Jopie" Cruijff
Born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Nederlandmap
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Brother of [private brother (1940s - unknown)]
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Died in Barcelona, Cataluña, Españamap
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Hendrik Johannes Cruijff was born 25 April 1947 at Akkerstraat 32 in Amsterdam, son of Hermanus Cornelis Cruijff and Petronella Bernarda Draaijer. [1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Civil Register
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On 24 Jun 2017 Jan Terink wrote:

Johan and I were both born in Amsterdam's neighborhood called Betondorp, almost neighboring boys.

At the primary school "Groen ven Prinstererschool" at the Zaaiersweg we were classmates for six years. During the break we played soccer on a sandy field behind the school. Jackets as goalposts, and "three times corner" was rewarded with a penalty, to be taken by the one who called "first penalty". Guess who always took those penalties...

In the school soccerteam we also played together, he inner left forward, I outer left forward. Even at that age he was already giving directions in the field. It did not help, we did get far, but did not become a schoolsoccer champion.

During the farewell evening of the Green School of Prinsterers School, during something like a mini-musical, Johan and his mother were called away. Sadly, we heard later that his father had a heart attack that evening that caused his death.

After that, I only had a short chat with Johan in 1980, by chance, in a furniture shop in Amsterdam. Then, of course, I had to explain who I was, but as for everyone he was very friendly, famous as he was now.

On the picture on 't Zandje of course he is the one holding the ball, I am fourth from the left. Coincidence does not exist: today on that exact location you find LDS's (Familysearch) "Amsterdam Netherlands Family History Center" ...

On the class picture (class 6, with headmaster Ritchie) Johan is seated on the right on the second row, and I same row third from the left.


On 23 Jun 2017 Jan Terink wrote:

Johan en ik werden beiden geboren in het Amsterdamse Betondorp, bijna buurjongens.

Op de lagere school Groen van Prinstererschool aan de Zaaiersweg waren wij alle zes jaren klasgenoten. In de pauze voetbalden we op een zandveldje achter de school. Jassen als doelpalen, en drie maal corner was penalty, te nemen door degene die "eerste penantie" riep. Drie maal raden wie die penalties nam...

In het schoolelftal speelden we ook samen, hij linksbinnen, ik linksbuiten. Toen al was hij in het veld aanwijzingen aan het geven. Het heeft niet geholpen, we kwamen wel ver, maar werden geen schoolvoetbalkampioen.

Hij ging op zijnde tiende al in de Ajax-welpen spelen, ik kwam niet verder dan TWM (Tuindorp WatergraafsMeer, beter bekend als "Trutten Willen Meedoen", of "Toch Weer Mazzel"). Op de afscheidsavond van de Groen van Prinstererschool, tijdens iets als een mini-musical, werden Johan en zijn moeder weggeroepen, naar wij later hoorden omdat zijn vader een hartaanval had gekregen waaraan hij ook overleden is.

Ik heb Johan daarna alleen nog in 1980 gesproken, bij toeval in een meubelzaak in de Pijp. Moest toen uiteraard eerst uitleggen wie ik was, maar zoals voor iedereen was hij erg vriendelijk, beroemd als hij inmiddels was.

Op de foto op 't Zandje heeft hij uiteraard de bal en ik zit vierde van links. Toeval bestaat niet: op die plek staat tegenwoordig het Amsterdam Netherlands Family History Center...

Op de klassefoto (klas 6, met hoofdmeester Ritchie) zit Johan helemaal rechts op de tweede rij, en ik zelfde rij derde van links.



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Images: 3
Johan Cruijff op het Zandje
Johan Cruijff op het Zandje

Klassefoto Groen van Prinstererschool
Klassefoto Groen van Prinstererschool

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