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2014 - The Seeds of Victory

2014: The Seeds of Victory


The Seeds of Victory

Width: 8.00 m / Height: 3.00 m / Depth: 3.00 m

This was the first Victory Work to be created entirely on location in the host country of the football world championship, in a process which took almost a year. It was signed by the players of the German and Argentinian national football teams at Rio's São Januário stadium on July 12th 2014.

The sculpture, measuring 8 m in length and 3 m in height, takes on different forms when viewed from different perspectives, showing amongst others a small child, a football and Rio's famous Christ the Redeemer statue.

The creation of the work began on October 1st 2013 and took place in the cities of Esplanada, Salvador and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The sculpture was destroyed in a fire which broke out on the premises of David Pflugi's studio in Switzerland in July 2020, and is currently being recreated. The charred remains of the original object are preserved within the Victory Work «From the Ashes».

Photos: Signing (Germany) Photos: Signing (Argentina) Photos: Behind the scenes

German signatures

Manuel Neuer, Kevin Grosskreutz, Matthias Ginter, Benedikt Hoewedes, Mats Hummels, Sami Khedira, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Mesut Oezil, Andre Schuerrle, Lukas Podolski, Miroslav Klose, Ron-Robert Zieler, Thomas Mueller, Julian Draxler, Erik Durm, Philipp Lahm, Per Mertesacker, Toni Kroos, Mario Goetze, Jerome Boateng, Shkodran Mustafi, Roman Weidenfeller, Christoph Kramer

Coach: Joachim Loew

Argentinian signatures

Sergio Romero, Ezequiel Garay, Hugo Campagnaro, Pablo Zabaleta, Fernando Gago, Lucas Biglia, Ángel Di María, Enzo Pérez, Gonzalo Higuaín, Lionel Messi, Maxi Rodriguez, Agustín Orión, Augusto Fernández, Javier Mascherano, Martín Demichelis, Marcos Rojo, Federico Fernández, Rodrigo Palacio, Ricky Álvarez, Sergio Agüero, Mariano Andújar, Ezequiel Lavezzi, José María Basanta

Coach: Alejandro Sabella

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