Thursday, September 23, 2010

Cruyff has asteroid named after him

According to De Telegraaf, asteroid 14282 has been renamed Johan Cruyff after an initiative led by Dutch science journalist Carl Koppeschaar. Cruyff is 9km in diameter and makes its way around the sun every 5 years, 3 months, and 18 days. It can currently be found over 400 million km from the sun in between Mars and Jupiter.

Koppeschaar started a petition to rename the asteroid after the Dutch great a few years back. "He was not only a great football, but also very committed to his Foundation and others. Now, he is the first Dutch sports champion in the sky." Koppeschaar tried to contact Cruyff to inform him of the news before it became public. Cruyff, however, was too busy criticizing someone or something in the world of football.

Cruyff the asteroid was discovered by astronomer couple Ingrid and Cees van Houten.

As if he really needed something else to inflate his ego.

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