The European Cup(now the uefa champions league)

The team got better yearafter year, to the point that Barça finally claimed the much desired EuropeanCup at the majestic Wembley Stadium. The team that won four consecutive leaguescame to be known as the ‘Dream Team’, and its lively, spectacular style wonadmirers all around the world. That team, apart from enjoying the presence ofthe best trio of foreigners in the world (Stoichkov, Laudrup and Koeman and,later, Romario), also had a strong core of Spaniards, essentially formed by Basquesand Catalans (Bakero, Bergiristain, Salinas, Guardiola, Ferrer, Sergi.

..) whomade up a solid block alongside other great players such as Amor, Nadal andEusebio.It was an remarkableperiod  of  revolutionized , possession-based football,and the  Team also won the club’s firstEuropean Cup(now the uefa champions league) with another victory over Sampdoriain 1992. In total, Cryuff won 11 trophies in his career as a coach of Barcelona,making him the most successful manager in Barcelona’s history until the recordwas broken by his player pep Guardiola two decades later.

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The Team’strophy haul 4 La Ligas3 Spanish Super cups1 European Cup 1 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup1 Copa del Rey 1 UEFA Super cup Guardiola,though, said his remarkable success in the Barcelona was not comparable to the Successof Cryuff’s Dream Team. “They were pioneers and we cannot compete withthat no matter how many trophies we win,” he said in 2011.Guardiolaalso said “He  and his coachingcould not achieve what cryuff did for the club and many other great players andmanagers have just added  their part tothis great legacy started by Johan cryuff “The world would not have seen the likesof Guardiola’s era and the likes of Messi, iniesta, xavi if cryuff didn’texist. Cryuff died in 2016 suffering from lung cancer and said a goodbye to therevolutionized  world of football .


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