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: Thomas M. Hemy (Painter. 1852-1937, England)
TITLE: The Corner Kick
Painting. 1895

This painting is the first known painting about football. It depicts a match between the two most successful English teams of the decade: Sunderland AFC and Birmingham’s Aston Villa FC. The match was played on January 2, 1895, the two clubs were the best of the season, and the match ended in a draw at 4. The table is not a simple tribute to a winning team, but to football in general.