Legends to meet to honour Johan Cruyff

Legends to meet to honour Johan Cruyff


Real Madrid Legends will face Ajax Legends at the Santiago Bernabeu in a match set to honour the late Johan Cruyff, it has been confirmed.

The annual Corazon Classic match will take place on June 5 at the iconic stadium in the heart of Madrid and will raise funds for a number of charities around the world.

But the game will take on greater significance this year as it will also be a tribute to former Ajax and Barcelona star Cruyff, who died at the age of 68 in March after a battle with cancer.

Player such as Raul, Fernando Hierro, Roberto Carlos, Patrick Kluivert, Edgar Davids and Clarence Seedorf will take part in the game, organisers have said.

Raul’s agent, Gines Carvajal, told Madrid-based sports daily AS that the legendary striker is 95 per cent confirmed for the game, although he has a couple of engagements in the USA in June as part of his role as an ambassador for La Liga.

The 38-year-old, now retired from the game, made his last appearance at the Santiago Bernabeu when his then side Al Saad visited to take on Los Blancos in the Trofeo Bernabeu.