Cruijff’s Return to Amsterdam Sparks Soccer Championship Hopes

Dutch soccer fan Omar van Ommeren remembers the first time he heard the name Johan Cruijff. “A friend said, Omar, you have to see this,” the 70-year- old Van Ommeren said in an interview at the Amsterdam ArenA stadium, home to AFC Ajax NV. “There’s this skinny kid who can play football like nobody you’ve ever seen.”

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