13 in my collection
last update: 16-feb-2020

A small sidekick collection
Number #14 pools balls only



Why number 14?
Johan Cruijff 1947-2016

I was 11 years old in 1974 and during the World Cup in West-Germany I was fascinated by the famous Dutch soccer player Johan Cruijff. He became my idol for life.

The Netherlands reached to the World Cup final for the 1st time in history, unfortunately we lost 1-2 against the home team.

With AFC Ajax Amsterdam Johan Cruijff won the Europe Cup 1 (now named Champions League) in 1971 (def. Panathinaikos 2-0), 1972 (def. Internazionale 2-0) and 1973 (def. Juventus 1-0). He then transferred from Ajax to FC Barcelona.

After his active carreer Johan Cruijff became a succesfull coach and with FC Barcelona he won many titles and also the 1st Europe Cup 1 ever for this famous club in 1992 (def. Sampdoria 1-0).

Johan Cruijff passed away, aged 68, in 2016 because of lung cancer. Number 14 became even more special. I honoured him by making a fly curtain with his number 14.

Later came a 14Lbs Brunswick bowling ball with number 14 and this  pool ball collection with number 14 balls only.

The pool balls are 57.2 cm in diameter.


(c) 2020 Hans Sommer
The Netherlands