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nrc.next, March 25, 2016
"J.C. Superstar" reads the front page of Dutch-language daily nrc.next on Friday, paying tribute to soccer legend Johan Cruyff who died Thursday in Barcelona, following a long battle with cancer. He was 68.
The newspaper's headline — a pun on the 1970s Broadway musical Jesus Christ Superstar — conveys the icon status Cruyff acquired over his career, helping Ajax Amsterdam win three European Cups in a row from 1971 to 1973 before joining FC Barcelona. He was also a key player in the Netherlands national team, and was awarded the Ballon d'Or three times.