Saturday, July 12, 2014

World Cup '74 Portrait #106 (Christo Bonev: Bulgaria)

graphite & putty eraser/30x21cm

After a day’s lull, this most recent drawing in the Project has as its subject Christo (Hristo) Bonev, photo stickers representing  whom were featured in both the FKS & Panini albums published to commemorate the 1974 World Cup, & who was selected as a member of the Bulgaria squad for the Finals, at which he went on to captain his country in each of the three matches they played at the tournament, scoring the goal against Uruguay that, but for a late equalizer, almost gained the Bulgarians their first victory at a World Cup Finals (for which, & having first qualified back in 1962, they would eventually have to wait a further 20 years on from ’74 & a total of 17 matches). 

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