Cruyff Football

Cruyff Football is the official heir and worldwide guardian of Johan Cruyff’s football legacy. Johan Cruyff is synonymous to innovation. Always surprising and never dull. Turning disadvantages into advantages. Creating something out of nothing. Using each others qualities to come out stronger. Matching freedom with responsibility. Giving chances to youth. Helping those in need. And entertaining the fans.

Cruyff Football is a way of understanding football, a style of play where we seek to have possession of the ball for as much time as possible.

We understand that through this we can increase our chances of winning as we control the tempo of the match. It is important to understand that Cruyff Football is not simply maintaining the possession of the ball, when we manage to pass the ball in-between the lines and bypass more opponents, especially behind the defensive line, our chances of winning greatly increase. 

There are many more aspects associated with Cruyff Football involving the why, when, how, where and who of the style of play. On the online Cruyff Football Platform , created by our partner Possession Football, we will share our knowledge of how to train and play based on this philosophy.

We will share drills and tips in an easy-to-understand way to learn how to keep the ball, position players on the pitch and press to win the ball back. We will continually update the platform with new drills and content to provide a constantly growing archive of resources. All of the content of the platform Cruyff Football platform has been created by Albert Capellas and Possession Football, inspired by Johan Cruyff’s philosophy.

Cruyff Football teaches us to play between the lines and avoid the opposition playing through our defensive structure, making them play sideways and backwards. We base our Football Style on three important aspects:

  1. Possession: Controlling possession of the ball, moving the ball quickly with few touches to destabilize the opponent’s defensive structures.
  2. Positioning: Positioning our players well on the pitch, allowing us to be economical with our effort and well-organized to react quickly when we lose the ball to prevent counter-attacks and try to win the ball back in the opponent’s half.
  3. Pressing: Pressing aggressively to win the ball back as quickly as possible when we lose it. The best time to win the ball back is immediately after we lose it.

“There is only one ball, so you need to have it”

Johan Cruyff