Friday, January 13, 2017

Cartoons and Diagrams, Part Eight

Cartoon I:

Photo From: Guerin Sportivo, Issue 899 (Number 24), June 10-16, 1992

Explanation: This cartoon shows Sandro Mazzola being interviewed by journalists. Up in the clouds, Valentino Mazzola and Vittorio Pozzo are looking down.
Valentino Mazzola states that ‘my son is more popular than me, all journalists are hanging by his every word’.
Pozzo replies that ‘pity that they are better at destroying with their tongues than creating with their feet’.

Cartoon II:

Photo From: Selecciones de Oro España '82#11URSS

Explanation: This cartoon shows USSR star Oleg Blokhin.

 Cartoon III:

Photo From: Foot magazine, issue 54, February 1986

Explanation: This cartoon shows the Danish Michael Laudrup breaking off a statue of the Polish Zbigniew Boniek (both in Juventus uniforms). He had replaced Boniek as Juventus’ second foreigner that season (1985/86).

 Cartoon IV:

Photo From: (Magazine Source unknown) / Contribution From a blog viewer (special thanks to Daniel Antonio Escobar Riquelme)

Explanation: This cartoon shows Argentina’s Rene Housemann.

 Cartoon V:

Photo From: AS Color, Issue 309, January 12, 1992

Explanation: This cartoon shows Atletico Madrid players jumping a ship skippered by controversial President Jesus Gil.

 Cartoon VI:

Photo From: France Football, Issue 2150, June 23, 1987

Explanation: This cartoon shows former AC Milan’s star Gianni Rivera entering the world of politics and going into the Italian Parliament. He had been elected as a Christian-Democrat politician.

 Cartoon VI:

Photo From: Placar, Issue 10, May 22, 1970

Explanation: This cartoon shows former Brazilian Manager and Journalist Joao Saldana.

 Cartoon VII:

Photo From: Guerin Sportivo, Issue 521 (Number 1), December 25, 1984-January 8, 1985

Explanation: This cartoon shows West Germany’s Karl-Heinz Rummenigge at Internazionale Milano (1984/85).

Cartoon VIII:

Photo From: EL GRAFICO Nº 3401 (11-12-1984)

Explanation: This cartoon shows Independiente’s Jose Percudani being asked by Customs ‘anything to declare?’
He had scored the winning goal vs. Liverpool in Tokyo for the 1984 Intercontinental Cup and won the Toyota car.

 Cartoon IX:

Photo From: AS Color, Issue 67, August 29, 1972

Explanation: This cartoon shows Independiente’s Omar Pastoriza.

Cartoon X:

Photo From: Foot Magazine, Issue 14, June 1982

Explanation: This cartoon shows Belgian midfielder Ludo Coeck.

Cartoon XI:

Photo From: France Football, Issue 1934, May 3, 1983

Explanation: This cartoon references Jean-François Larios’ failed transfer to Atletico Madrid.
Former France and Saint Etienne midfielder, Jean-François Larios’ proposed transfer to Atletico Madrid had not worked out after his falling out at Saint Etienne.
We see Larios entering Madrid under sunny conditions at Puerta del Sol but leaving anonymously at night.

Cartoon XII:

Photo From: AS Color, Issue 114, July 24, 1973

Explanation: This cartoon shows Barcelona’s Hungarian-born star Ladislao Kubala leading the orchestra.

Cartoon XIII:

Photo From: France Football, Issue 1928, March 22, 1983

Explanation: This cartoon references Michel Platini’s fine form at Juventus during his first season at Juventus (1982/83).
It shows Juventus executive Giampiero Boniperti handing over Platini (as a toy) to French National Team Manager Michel Hidalgo.
Boniperti informs him that ‘Don’t break he is in perfect condition’

Cartoon XIV:

Photo From: Foot Magazine, Issue 15, July 1982

Explanation: This cartoon shows Belgium’s Alex Czerniatisnki’s goal (June 22, 1982, World Cup, Belgium 1-Hungary 1)

 Cartoon XV:

Photo From: Placar, Issue 838, June 17, 1986

Explanation: This cartoon shows Brazil’s Edinho.


  1. Hello, nice to read you again. On cartoon V, Captain/President Gil says "Os garantizo que esta nave flota como los propios ángeles" ("I assure you this ship floats like the angels themselves"), while one of the jumping passengers adds "De San Rafael". Jesús Gil was sentenced to five years in prison around 1970 after an urban complex he had built without the proper conditions collapsed in Los Ángeles de San Rafael (province of Segovia) killing 58 people and hurting many others

  2. thank you very much, the context is important and now i understand it better