Each football season the most Talented Player of the Dutch Eredivisie will be awared with the Johan Cruyff Award. The prize itself is a mini-statue of Johan, and the young talented player gets the opportunity to realize his own Cruyff Court. In close cooperation with the Cruyff Foundation and supported by the Postcode Lottery.
Since Johan passed away, his son Jordi Cruyff took over as chairman of the jury. The entire jury for the season 2016-2017: Jordi Cruyff, Peter Bosz, Philip Cocu, Wim Jonk, John van den Brom, Ron Jans, Willem van Hanagem, Youri Mulder and Willy Dullens. The criteria are linked to the 14-rules of Johan Cruyff.
Winners of the Johan Cruyff Award, for most Talented Player in the Eredivisie:
|Marco van Ginkel||Vitesse|
|Gregory van der Wiel||Ajax|
|Eljero Elia||FC Twente|