Johan Cruyff Institute

Johan Cruyff Institute is an educational institution, founded by Dutch footballer Johan Cruyff, aimed at educating athletes, sport and business professionals in the field of sport management.

Johan Cruyff Institute
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MottoEducating the next generation of Leaders in Sport Management
FounderJohan Cruyff


The academic institution was founded in 1999 with a program for 35 athletes as part of the Johan Cruyff Academy[3] of Amsterdam and has since then become a global network. In 2002, the Johan Cruyff Institute Barcelona was opened and established as the international headquarters, and the expansion proceeded to Mexico (2003), Amsterdam (2006), Stockholm (2011) and Peru (2013).

There are 4 Johan Cruyff Institute (postgraduate and executive education), 3 Johan Cruyff Academy (graduate education) and 4 Johan Cruyff College (vocational training).

Sports educationEdit

Sport managementEdit

Sports marketingEdit

Football businessEdit



Johan Cruyff Institute has appeared on's list "Postgraduate Course Rankings - The Top 40"[4]

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ a b "About Johan Cruyff Institute". Johan Cruyff Institute. Johan Cruyff Institute.
  2. ^ Johan Cruyff Institute Students
  3. ^ Johan Cruyff Academy
  4. ^ "SportBusiness Postgraduate Course Rankings 2019 | The Top 40". SportBusiness. 30 May 2019. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  5. ^ Edwin van der Sar, LinkedIn
  6. ^ Craig Foster, LinkedIn
  7. ^ "Best players in the world Rotterdam for the 10th ABN AMRO World Wheelchair Tennis Tournament".
  8. ^ “Memo” Ochoa, student at the Cruyff Institute, best Mexican goalkeeper of the XXI Century
  9. ^ "Edith Bosch, LinkedIn".
  10. ^ "Kia Speed Skating Academy starts new skating season".
  11. ^ "Richard Schuil, LinkedIn".
  12. ^ "TopSport Finance – Richard Schuil".
  13. ^ Gretar Rafn Steinsson, LinkedIn
  14. ^ Jordi Villacampa rates his time spent as President of Club Joventut
  15. ^ "Futsal Squad – FC Barcelona".
  16. ^ Eva Rooijers. "Marlou van Rhijn: 'Ik houd heel erg van winnen'". Folia (in Dutch). Cruyff Institute. Archived from the original on 22 February 2013. Retrieved 9 September 2012.
  17. ^ "Alfreð skrifaði ritgerð um hugmyndir til að bæta KSÍ".
  18. ^ "Athlete Profile – Bibian Mentel-Spee".
  19. ^ "PyeongChang 2018: Bibian Mentel-Spee's comeback stuns snowboard".
  20. ^ "Winter Paralympics: Bibian Mentel-Spee wins gold against the odds". BBC Sport.
  21. ^ "Mentelityfoundation, Instagram".
  22. ^ "Athlete profile – Akwasi Frimpong".
  23. ^ "Winter Olympics 2018: Akwasi Frimpong is Ghana's first skeleton competitor". BBC News.
  24. ^ "Winter Olympics: Akwasi Frimpong – from illegal immigrant to Olympian". BBC Sport.
  25. ^ "Akwasi Frimpong, LinkedIn".
  26. ^ "Golden Events Management Founder". Archived from the original on 2018-04-24. Retrieved 2018-04-23.
  27. ^ "Olympic Games – Jennifer Pareja".
  28. ^ "Olympic games – Rubén Vergés".
  29. ^ "A @UEFAWomensEURO winner, @BarclaysFAWSL champion, and now a graduate of the Johan Cruyff Academy". Twitter.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  30. ^ "The Master in Football Business in partnership with FC Barcelona is now a reality". Johan Cruyff Institute. Johan Cruyff Institute. 20 September 2017. Retrieved 26 May 2021.