Various empata sessions vol. #01
In 1999, Cruyff was voted European Player of the Century in an election held by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics , and came second behind Pelé in their World Player of the Century poll.  He came third in a vote organised by the French magazine France Football consulting their former Ballon d'Or winners to elect their Football Player of the Century.  He was chosen on the World Team of the 20th Century in 1998, the FIFA World Cup Dream Team in 2002, and in 2004 was named in the FIFA 100 list of the world's greatest living players. 
Hendrik Johannes "Johan" Cruijff was born on 25 April 1947 in Amsterdam, on a street five minutes away from Ajax's stadium, his first football club.