Cruyff: Romario is the best player I ever coached

Barcelona icon Johan Cruyff has stated that Romario is the best player he ever trained during his coaching career.

The Dutchman worked with stars such as Marco van Basten and Frank Rijkaard during his spell in charge of Ajax, while he also coached the likes of Hristo Stoichkov, Michael Laudrup and Gheorge Hagi at Barca. But it's the prolific Brazilian striker who impressed him most.

"The best player I have coached? It has to be Romario. You could expect anything from him. His technique was extraordinary," Cruyff was quoted as saying by El Mundo Deportivo.

"And he scored goals in every possible manner. Curiously, most of the goals he scored were toe-pokes."

Cruyff and Romario worked together at Barcelona from 1993 until 1995.

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