Sunday, November 02, 2014

World Cup '74 Portrait #182 (Herbert Wimmer: West Germany)

graphite & putty eraser, with watercolour pencil/30x21cm

The latest subject in the project is an image of Herbert Wimmer, who was represented in the Panini ’M√ľnchen 74’ sticker album, which provides the original source material for the drawing in this instance.
Selected as a member of the official West Germany squad for the 1974 World Cup Finals, Wimmer made two appearances at the tournament, as a substitute against Australia & then starting against Yugoslavia before being replaced himself late in that game.
It would be a little later, possibly during the 1976 European Championships (he played the first half of the Final), certainly during his club career with Borussia Monchengladbach, that Herbert Wimmer’s name would become memorable to me.

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