The way of playing

“There is only one ball, so you need to have it”

Johan Cruyff

The way of playing

Cruyff football is a way of understanding football, a style of play where we seek to have possession of the ball for as much time as possible.

We understand that through this we can increase our chances of winning as we control the tempo of the match. It is important to understand that Cruyff Football is not simply maintaining the possession of the ball, when we manage to pass the ball in-between the lines and bypass more opponents, especially behind the defensive line, our chances of winning greatly increase.

Cruyff Football teaches us to play between the lines and avoid the opposition playing through our defensive structure, making them play sideways and backwards

We base our Football Style on three important aspects:



Controlling possession of the ball, moving the ball quickly with few touches to destabilize the opponent’s defensive structures.



Positioning our players well on the pitch, allowing us to be economical with our effort and well-organised to react quickly when we lose the ball to prevent counter-attacks and try to win the ball back in the opponent’s half.



Pressing aggressively to win the ball back as quickly as possible when we lose it. The best time to win the ball back is immediately after we lose it.



of playing

There are many more aspects associated with Cruyff Football involving the why, when, how, where and who of the style of play, and on this online platform we will share our knowledge of how to train and play based on this philosophy. We will share drills and tips in an easy-to-understand way to learn how to keep the ball, position players on the pitch and press to win the ball back. We will continually update the platform with new drills and content to provide a constantly growing archive of resources. All of the content of the platform Cruyff Football platform has been created by Albert Capellas and Possession Football, inspired by Johan’s Cruyff philosophy.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to making this project a reality.

What you are going to find inside the Cruyff Football Platform:

The platform is a dynamic digital space where you are going to  find essential drills that must be known to be able to train and play following the inspiration of Johan Cruyff’s positional game philosophy.
Inside the page you will be able to access pictures, 2D animations, videos, formative  capsules and webinars that will be updated regularly and will help you keep growing

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