consciously chose for these angular forms. He believed that football was a
working-class game and so his footballer should have the posture of a worker:
with exaggeratedly broad shoulders and strong forearms.
The footballer seems frozen in his pose. The only form of dynamism is supplied by the limbs that stick out in various directions. The body is highly stylized. There is little variation in the modelling of the forms and the few details are indicated with lines. Only the head is modelled more realistically.
|location since||1937, Olympiaweg 72, Sportdorp, IJsselmonde|
|dimensions sculpture (hxwxl) in cm||200 x 100 x 100|
|material||Reinforced concrete, bronze|