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Jordi Cruyff

Jordi Cruyff
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Full nameJohan Jordi Cruijff
Date of birth9 February 1974(age 42)
Place of birthAmsterdam, Netherlands
Height6 ft 0 in
Playing positionAttacking midfielder

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Johan Jordi Cruijff (born 9 February 1974 in Amsterdam, Netherlands), anglicised as Jordi Cruyff is a former Dutch footballer and currently AEK Larnaca's Director of Football. He played from 1992 through to 2010, appearing for clubs such as Barcelona and Manchester United. He gained nine caps for the Netherlands national football team, playing in the 1996 European Championships. Cruyff is also notable as the son of Dutch former player and manager Johan Cruijff.

Jordi played mainly as an attacking midfielder, though he could also appear as a second striker. In his later years, notably with Metalurh Donetsk, he also played as a centre back. After starting his career with Barcelona (under his father's management) and playing for the Netherlands aged just 22, Cruyff's career stalled whilst at Manchester United, appearing just 36 times in the league over four years thanks largely to injuries. His most successful period was arguably with Deportivo Alavés, whom he led to the 2001 UEFA Cup Final. He also played for Celta Vigo, Espanyol and finished his playing career with Valletta in the Maltese Premier League.

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