Johan Cruyff’s ‘Soccer Tips’ From 1980 Are Still Elegantly Apt ’80 Dips program. This is so. Cruyff. «The most important thing is to watch the players who don’t have the ball.» pic.twitter.com/Zbp7ByQk36 Dutch soccer legend Johan Cruyff died today at the age of 68. Known as one of the most brilliant players in history, Cruyff championed the kind of fluid play that would revolutionize the sport in the 1960s and ’70s.