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Asteroid named after Barcelona legend Cruyff

Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff has had an asteroid named after him.

The asteroid was previously known under the less illustrious name '14282'.

'Cruijff' has a diameter of about nine kilometres and it takes the asteroid five years, three months and 18 days to turn around the sun.

The asteroid was discovered by a Dutch astrology couple in 1960. Science journalist Carl Koppeschaar recently started a petition to name the asteroid after Johan Cruyff and Koppeschaar has now achieved his objective.

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