Tuesday, June 24, 2014
World Cup '74 Portrait #90 (Norberto Alonso: Argentina)
graphite & putty eraser/30x21cm
Today’s subject depicts Norberto Alonso, who was selected for inclusion in both the FKS & Panini ‘World Cup ‘74’ sticker albums but, alas, not in the official Argentina squad for the Finals themselves. He did go on to earn a place in the Argentinian squad for the 1978 World Cup, where he appeared as a substitute on three occasions, once only very briefly before the unusual circumstance of being replaced himself (for those especially inclined towards World Cup trivia).
As, alphabetically, the first player of the first qualifying nation, representations of the player have previously featured in earlier incarnations & revisions of the 1974 World Cup drawing project, here, here & here.