This page is part of the Ekkono training in values through football initiative. The objective is to contribute to the interpretation of contemporary problems through the link between Football and Art, offering different possibilities of reading and understanding this sport in the context of today’s society.

We will be uploading and sharing art works linked to football made by artists, with the aim of creating a «collection» of references with which to promote thinking and reflecting on this sporting practice, from different disciplines: illustration, video, sculpture, painting, etc.

ARTIST: Niki de Saint-Phalle (Sculptor. 1930–2002, France)
TITLE: Les footballers
Sculpture. 1983

Niki de Saint-Phalle made this sculpture of two soccer players in action, dedicated to her grandchildren. The two figures follow the artist’s style of large anatomical figures painted in garish colours.

It can be seen in one of the gardens of the Olympic Museum in Lausanne..