Ajax have finally confirmed that the Amsterdam ArenA will officially be named after the late Johan Cruijff.

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On the 25th of April, on what would have been the Ajax legend’s 71st birthday, the stadium logo will be announced and from next season it will officially be called the Johan Cruijff Arena.

Ajax, the municipality of Amsterdam and the Arena owners have been in talks for almost a year to rename the stadium and finally an agreement has been reached to honour Cruijff, who sadly passed away from cancer in March 2016.

Edwin van der Sar said on the Ajax website, “Johan Cruijff is the greatest football player that Ajax has produced. Partly thanks to him, Ajax is a big name at home and abroad. It’s nice that the stadium is named after him.”

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