JOHAN CRUYFF, AJAX, 1978 - WELL OFFSIDE PHOTOGRAPHY JOHAN CRUYFF, AJAX, 1978 - WELL OFFSIDE PHOTOGRAPHY

JOHAN CRUYFF, AJAX, 1978 - WELL OFFSIDE PHOTOGRAPHY

£40.00

The Dutch master receives a traditional Bavarian cap from Bayern Munich goalkeeper, Sepp Maier, ahead of his testimonial and farewell match in Ajax colours back in November 1978. It’s all smiles here, but Bayern Munich would go on to thrash Ajax 8–0, tearing up the script, and well and truly putting a dampener on Johan’s big farewell to his childhood club. It was Ajax’s biggest defeat since 1913, sent the crowd at the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam into a frenzy, and did absolutely nothing for already strained German-Dutch relations. The Bayern team, who had allegedly taken offence to not being picked up at Schiphol airport and being put up in a dodgy hotel, were duly uninvited to the afterparty that Ajax had planned for Cruyff that evening. Danke schön, danke schön very much indeed, Bayern Munich.

Choose from A2, A3 and A4. Absolutely spectacular fine art prints. Hahnemühle Photo Rag 310gsm, 100% Cotton, bright white paper. A lovely embossed stamp in the bottom corner, some MUNDIAL branded tissue paper, and a sticker to round things off. These are hand made to order and will take approximately 5-7 working days to dispatch.

This photograph comes courtesy of the incredible Well Offside archive.