Barcelona create incredible Cruyff-themed mural at home of La Masia
A fitting tribute to one of the greatest Barcelona legends!
Johan Cruyff might be the most important person in Barcelona history apart from Leo Messi. The club has decided to honour their legend in a very special way.
From now on, the first thing that the visitors of Barca Femini, Barca B and Juvenil A games will see arriving at the newly-constracted Johan Cruyff stadium is the massive mural of the legendary player and coach who has transformed not only the club but changed the history of the beautiful game forever.
It's one of the largest murals in Europe with 1,000 m2 in size. The work of art has been created by Axe Colors, the design studio that also illustrated the players tunnel at the Camp Nou.
The first part of the mural is dedicated to La Masia and features a famous Cruyff's quote: “In my teams, the goalkeeper is the first attacker and the striker is the first defender.”
Next part of the picture is portraits of Messi, Xavi and Iniesta with Ballon d’Or, celebrating their incredible achievement from 2010 when all the prestigious award's shortlist was occupied by three La Masia products.
The central part is Johan Cruyff himself together with another of his quotes: “Go out and enjoy yourselves.” And then he is sat on a ball as a player with his three Ballon d’Or trophies, with the words "football is a game you play with your brain."
Finally, there is a picture of Ronald Koeman, the scorer of the Champions League-winning goal under Cruyff, alongside the words: “I’d rather win 5-4 than 1-0.”