BREAKING NEWS: Johan Cruyff dies aged 68

Following a battle with cancer, Johan Cruyff has died aged 68.

Netherlands legend Johan Cruyff has died at the age of 68 following a battle with cancer.

A statement on the World of Johan Cruyff website read: "On March 24 2016 Johan Cruyff (68) died peacefully in Barcelona, surrounded by his family after a hard fought battle with cancer. It’s with great sadness that we ask you to respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief."

Johan Cruyff: Genius

Vale Dutch legend Johan Cruyff - taken by cancer tonight, too soon at just 68... enjoy his genius...

Posted by FourFourTwo Australia on Thursday, 24 March 2016