Toni Bruins: Former Barcelona coach, 73, dies after losing battle to cancer

Toni Bruins: Former Barcelona coach, 73, dies after losing battle to cancer

- Toni Bruins' death has been announced by his former club Barcelona

- The Dutch boss worked under Johan Cruff and current Barca boss Ronald Koeman

- He spent eight years at Camp Nou before moving to the Netherlands to work with PSV and Ajax

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Toni Bruins, former Barcelona coach, has died at the age of 73 after losing a long battle to cancer, according to Spanish news media outlet Mundo Deportivo.

The Dutchman was former assistant coach to the late Johan Cruyff and Charly Rexach during his spell at the Camp Nou.

He helped La Blaugrana win a number of trophies including their first Champions League title in 1993 during his eight years with the Catalan side.

Bruins worked with PSV Eindhoven youth academy and was Ronald Koeman's assistant Benfica, PSV, Valencia, and AZ Alkmaar.

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Toni Bruins: Former Barcelona coach, 73, dies after losing battle to cancer
Toni Bruins: Former Barcelona coach, 73, dies after losing battle to cancer
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Among the trophies Bruins won includes four La Liga, one Copa del Rey, three Super Cups, one European Cup, one Cup Winners' Cup, and one European Super Cup.

The legendary coach has also been working at Ajax as a coach and director before depreciating in health.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo made a scoring return for Juventus since his recovery from coronavirus and it is better than his rival's, Lionel Messi during the weekend of matches.

The 35-year-old scored two goals in 34 minutes including a penalty in the Bianconeri's 4-1 win over Spezia at the Stadio Dino Manuzzi.

On the other hand, Messi has played seven games and found the net the same number of times as Ronaldo including two assists.

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CR7 has been out of action since he tested positive for COVID-19 while he was on international duty for Portuguese on October 1.

Legit.ng also reported that Lionel Messi is the highest-paid footballer and the second player that recently hit the $1billion mark in terms of earnings.

With the enormous amount in his bank account, the Barcelona star can afford to buy anything he wishes with his money.

The 33-year-old has a fleet of luxury things in his possession including his private jet, mansion, cars, hotels and many other things that give him comfort.

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