Friday, June 13, 2014

World Cup '74 Portrait #81 (Wolfgang Overath: West Germany)

graphite & putty eraser, with watercolour pencil/30x21cm

Today’s randomly-chosen subject is Wolfgang Overath, who was represented in both the FKS & Panini ‘World Cup ‘74’ preview/commemorative sticker albums, & subsequently selected as a member of the official West Germany squad, going on to appear in each of his country’s 7 matches, scoring twice, as they went on to win the tournament.
Given this, Overath’s is one of the relatively few names I remember from the televised experience of the World Cup itself, having inevitably been mentioned on numerous occasions (certainly, I can remember watching the games against Sweden, Poland &, the Final of course, Holland).

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