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Commenting article: Stoichkov-Cruyff: A Fiery Relationship Made in Heaven

Bulgaria’s ‘Dagger’ Hristo Stoichkov and ‘The Dutch Wonder’ Johan Cruyff are both legends whose names have reached far beyond the sporting world. They are synonymous with their countries and they also worked together to create the football ‘Dream team’ in the early 1990s, however, their professional relationship was far from dreamy and ended in anger and despair.

The Cruyff Turn, a football trick that he perfected, means that Johan will never be forgotten. Football commentators also still use his name every time they see an outstanding goal after the special effort by "Pythagoras in boots" for Barcelona against Atletico Madrid in the 1970s.

Stoichkov himself has become so entangled with his country that if you mention Bulgaria to someone who doesn’t even know where it is – the normal reply is “ah...Stoichkov”. He is a self-proclaimed god in boots and took Bulgaria to lofty heights in the 1994 World Cup.

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cymru - 25 Jan 2010 // 15:51:54

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