Johan Cruyff

24 years ago, in 1977, the dream of Johan Cruyff, one of the greatest footballers of all time, came true. With the establishment of the Johan Cruyff Foundation, he was able to connect sport and children. That dream started in America, where Johan had a young neighbour with Down's syndrome. He did not play with the other children in the street because he was not included in the group. Johan made contact with him in a playful way, gained his trust, and the boy’s social skills increased more and more. One day, he simply joined in with the other children and glowed with happiness. 

For Johan, the power of sport was proven. Through sports, children with and without disabilities learn to discover their talents and gain self-confidence, which contributes to their development within society. In 2016, the world unfortunately lost Johan, but we still live his vision every day.

Johan Cruyff Foundation
The Johan Cruyff Foundation supports and develops sports activities for children all over the world. We focus on vulnerable children. With our sports projects for children with a disability, our Cruyff Courts and our Schoolyards14, we create space for these children.

Space to develop, space to make friends and space to improve their physical and mental health.

Space to get the best out of yourself.

Disabled sports
Cruyff Courts