Nou Camp could be renamed after Johan Cruyff with Barcelona chiefs to discuss tribute

The former player and manager died last week 

Simon Rice
Tuesday 29 March 2016 10:49
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A black ribbon on display at the Nou Camp following the death of Johan Cruyff
A black ribbon on display at the Nou Camp following the death of Johan Cruyff

Renaming the Nou Camp after Johan Cruyff is among the tributes being considered by the Dutchman's former club Barcelona.

The Catalan club's president Josep Maria Bartomeu and the board of directors are meeting today and reports suggest they will discuss renaming their stadium after the club's former player and manager.

During his spell at the club as a player, Cruyff lifted the league title in 1974 and the Copa del Rey in 1978. He returned as manager, winning La Liga four times, the Spanish Super Cup three times, the Copa del Rey, European Cup, Uefa Super Cup and Cup Winners' Cup. Cruyff is also credited with installing the tiki-taka style of play that has become synonymous with the club.

According to Catalan sport daily, Sport, the majority of Barcelona fans back the change.

It was announced last week that the Netherlands' national stadium, the Amsterdam Arena, will be renamed after the greatest player ever produced by the country.

Meanwhile, a huge mosaic and other tributes are planned for this weekend's El Clasico meeting between Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Nou Camp.

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