The former striker of the Argentine National Team world champion in 1978 Mario Alberto Kempes He participated this afternoon in the inauguration of the statue that was made in his honor outside the stadium that bears his name in the city of Cordova, where he celebrated and thanked the initiative.
The “Matador” said that this distinction means a tribute “to all those who defended the sport of Cordoba to take it to the top.”
“This work without a face, which is the most beautiful thing there can be, represents sport, football in general and all those of us who have been lucky enough to be born athletes, to be footballers and to represent a province that we carry with pride”he synthesized.
Governor Juan Schiaretti participated in the simple act, who stressed: “It is an immense joy to inaugurate this work of art, which is a tribute to whoever was the figure of the ’78 World Cup and top scorer.”
“The first star was won in 1978 by Mario Alberto Kempes and the other boys,” added the president.
The giant statue portrays a historical photo of the former Instituto de Córdoba striker, created with recycled iron sheets and replicates the celebration of Kempes’s goal in the 1978 Argentina World Cup final.
With this image, the Cordovan artist Simón Ibáñez Durán made this work of art weighing 1,400 kilos and 8.5 meters high, mounted on a 1.5-meter-high concrete base.
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