Zurich - Johan Cruyff was "a symbol of elegant play", FIFA president Gianni Infantino said after the death of the Dutch football legend.
"Johan Cruyff was a magnificent player, one of the greatest players the world has ever known. A symbol of elegant play. An inspiration. A source of admiration for fans," Infantino said in a statement about the 68-year-old Ajax and Barcelona player who died from cancer.
"He has marked football history for ever. I'm very saddened by his death. He will be terribly missed," added Infantino who took over as FIFA leader in February.
"Both personally and on behalf of FIFA and the world football community, I would like to extend my sincerest condolences to his family and friends."