- Also check our best rated Football Book reviews
My Turn: The Autobiography Hardcover – 6 Oct 2016
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
The long-awaited autobiography of one of the world's most renowned footballers.
From the Inside Flap
Described as 'the European Pelé', Johan Cruyff was one of the greatest players in football history. Throughout his career he was synonymous with Total Football, a style of play in which every player could play in any position on the pitch, and his philosophy of the game is the stuff of legend. Today, that philosophy lives on in teams across Europe from Ajax to Barcelona, and in the players who learnt from him - from Pep Guardiola and Marco van Basten to Lionel Messi and Andrés Iniesta.
In My Turn, Cruyff tells the story his life, from street football in Amsterdam to signing for Ajax aged ten, where he would win eight national titles and three European Cups before moving to Barcelona in 1973 for a world-record fee. There he won La Liga in his first season, and was named European Footballer of the Year. In total he won the Ballon d'Or three times, and led the Dutch national team to the final of the 1974 World Cup, receiving the player of the tournament award.
After retiring in 1984, he became a hugely successful manager of Ajax and then Barcelona, leading the Catalan giants to their first European Cup, with a young Pep Guardiola in his team. In 1999, Cruyff was voted European Player of the Century, and came second behind Pelé in the World Player of the Century poll. While on the field and in the dugout Cruyff was in total control, away from the game his life was more turbulent, including a kidnapping attempt and bankruptcy, and here he discusses it all with his trademark wit and honesty.
Cruyff's death in March 2016 brought world football to a standstill, and generated an unprecedented outpouring of emotion. Johan Cruyff was a brilliant teacher and outspoken analyst of the game he loved and changed forever. My Turn is the full story of his unparalleled career and the philosophy that shaped not only his game, but that of generations of footballers, managers and the fans who follow them, and is a vital part of his incredible legacy.See all Product description
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
The translation is really poor - I live in NL and got a bit bored with the repetition of 'busy with' (direct translation of the Dutch 'bezig met', which can be translated in all kinds of different ways.)
And the last 80 pages are jammed with details about political infighting at Ajax. It was as if he agreed to the book only to be able to have his say on that stuff, that no-one outside of NL cares about.
Really disappointing representation of a brilliant football player, great coach, and outstanding man.
The book helps explain this.I love the confidence he communicates.you can hear him saying look I am trying to show you this.
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Most recent customer reviews
By page 80-odd he had covered the first part of his entire Ajax career.Read more