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Dutch great Cruyff diagnosed with lung cancer

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By Euronews
Dutch great Cruyff diagnosed with lung cancer

<p>Netherlands football legend Johan Cruyff has been diagnosed with lung cancer.</p> <p>The 68-year-old was informed of the illness last week after undergoing tests in Spain.</p> <p>The three-time Ballon d’Or winner was a long-term smoker but after double heart bypass surgery in 1991 he kicked the habit.</p> <p>As a player Cruyff played for Ajax, Feyenoord and Barcelona, among others, winning a host of league and European titles.</p> <p>He coached both Ajax and Barca to great success, notably the Catalans who he steered to four consecutive La Liga titles and their first European Cup in the early ’90s.</p> <p>Both clubs have developed youth academies based on Cruyff’s coaching methods.</p> <p>He is now undergoing further tests to understand the extent of the disease.</p>