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  • My Turn: The Autobiography

  • By: Johan Cruyff
  • Narrated by: William Brand
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113

Johan Cruyff is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in football history. Throughout his playing career, he was synonymous with Total Football, a style of play in which every player could play in any position on the pitch. Today his philosophy lives on in teams across Europe, from Barcelona to Bayern Munich, and players from Lionel Messi to Cesc Fabrecas.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Cruyff addresses his critics

  • By Jay Friedman on 01-02-17

In the mind of the legend...

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-14-16

What made the experience of listening to My Turn: The Autobiography the most enjoyable?

Getting to see the world of football through the eyes of Johan Cruyff, both as a player and coach.

What was one of the most memorable moments of My Turn: The Autobiography?

Johan describing how he grew up with Ajax from a young age...it is easy to see the fondness with which he looks backs on those days and describes a passionate Ajax/Holland team.

Which scene was your favorite?

Johan describing the 1974 World Cups games

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

In his own words, "A Responsible Sportsman"

Any additional comments?

Overall it was a very interesting book and one I thoroughly enjoyed both as a fan of soccer and of Holland. My only critique would be that his diatribe on the state of affairs with both Ajax/Holland during the late 2000's was a bit long-winded. Outside of that, the book did not disappoint.