If anyone wanted to know why football is known as the beautiful game, you would surely show them footage of Johan Cruyff.
The Holland legend, who has died at the age of 68, was one of the game’s true aesthetes – so it’s no surprise he’s proved a fruitful subject for artists.
Here are some of the pieces his career has inspired, showing off the famous Cruyff turn and more.
This one was posted on Cruyff’s birthday last year.
Happy Birthday to a true legend Johan Cruyff. One of the greatest players to play the game. #johancruyff # pic.twitter.com/xHfPGZ59Ka— Dave Flanagan (@daveflanagan) April 25, 2015
And here’s the famous turn remembered in 8-bit style.
But of course nothing will beat the real thing.
The most effective piece of skill football has ever seen.— William Watt (@WillWatt) March 24, 2016
RIP Johan Cruyff pic.twitter.com/JbeKHi8VId