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Inspirational speakers at Cruyff Legacy Summit

Inspirational speakers at Cruyff Legacy Summit
This year, Johan Cruyff would have turned 75 and the Cruyff Foundation celebrates its 25 years. With the aim to honour Johan's legacy on 21st September the first Cruyff Legacy Summit ever took place at the Johan Cruijff ArenA.

Prominent speakers

The Cruyff Legacy Summit featured prominent personalities from the world of sports and the International Cruijff Network. King Willem-Alexander, together with Tobias Nierop (Johan Cruijff in the musical '14 the Story') and children, opened the special event. Sarina Wiegman, Arsène Wenger, Jordi Cruijff, Ronald Koeman and Frank Rijkaard gave 'talks' on Johan's view of sport and society, focusing on three pillars on which the management of the sport of the future will be built: sustainability, leadership and inclusiveness.

Seminar sessions by Tanja Dik & Marlou van Rhijn

Tanja Dik, CEO of the Johan Cruijff ArenA and paralympic athlete Marlou van Rhijn gave two different seminar sessions. Tanja gave a talk on sustainability from her experience as general manager of one of the most pioneering and innovative smart stadiums where, with the collaboration and commitment of international companies, they re-imagine the football and society of the future. Marlou spoke about inclusivity in sport.

Cruyff Legacy Summit Tanja Dik

Son Cruijff proud of his father

Jordi Cruijff, Johan Cruijff's son and Sporting Director at FC Barcelona: "Every time we open a new Cruyff Court or graduates receive their diploma from Johan Cruyff Institute, I am very proud of my father and his legacy. It is our duty as a family to keep his legacy alive and this Summit gives us the chance to show how grateful we are for everyone who helps us do that."

Watch the Summit back

It's possible to watch the Cruyff Legacy Summit back www.johancruyffinstitute.com/cruyff-legacy-summit

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