Tributes have poured in from all over the football world to Johan Cruyff - one of football's greats - who has died at the age of 68.
Dutch international Leroy Fer, currently on loan to Swansea from Rangers, wrote in Dutch: 'Nederlands grootste voetballer ooit. Een voorbeeld voor vele. Johan Cruyff, rust in vrede' Translated as: 'The greatest Dutch player ever. An example to many. Johan Cruyff. Rest in peace.'
This writer was lucky to see Cruyff three times, four if you count his appearance as Barca boss in the 1992 European Cup final at Wembley.
He was simply the best footballer ever, because unlike the instinctive genius that was Pele, Best or Maradona and others, Cruyff bossed games.
The last time I saw him play was for Holland at Wembley in February 1977. England barely touched the ball that night, and lost 2-0 as I reminded then Fulham boss Kevin Keegan, who smiled ruefully at the memory.
The game is not as well known in the Cruyff match pantheon. But check out the grainy video below to see how Cruyff strolled around from left-back to centre midfield to anywhere but in goal - and he probably would have done all right there too.
Here is a sample of west London twitter messages from our own.
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