Saturday, June 14, 2014

World Cup '74 Portrait #82 (Wim Suurbier: Holland)

graphite & putty eraser, with watercolour pencil/30x21cm

This latest subject to be drawn from the random generator & represented is Wim Suurbier, another to be featured in both the FKS & Panini ‘World Cup ‘74’ sticker albums, & who was included in the Holland squad for the tournament, where he went on to appear in each of the Dutch team’s seven matches during their progress to the Final itself, nominally as a defender but also required to be a ‘total’ footballer in Holland’s ‘revolutionary’ playing system.
Again, as with the previous example of Wolfgang Overath, Suurbier’s is one of the players’ names that would have registered at the time of exposure to the televised coverage of the finals, via repeated occurrences, & has remained in the memory since. 

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