Francescoli became an Uruguayan icon, captaining the national team to four Copa América finals of which three ended in triumph—something neither Maradona nor Zico ever achieved. His finesse and elegant style were a breath of fresh air in a La Celeste team known for being aggressive, pragmatic, and efficient.
Reaching idol status in Uruguay really says something. While England may have invented the modern game, Uruguay perfected it. Sure, Brazil has more World Cups than any other nation, but Uruguay, with less than 3.5 million people, has won two world cups, two Olympic titles and 15 (!) Copa Américas. Per capita, no other country even comes close to the small South American nation. And Francescoli is their prince.
This illustration was created by inakivector for Volume 33 of TS Weekly. Add a little flair to your room or office with this vivid and fade-resistant canvas print you're bound to fall in love with.
- 16 x 16 inches
- 20.5 mil-thick poly-cotton blend canvas
- Hand-stretched over solid wood stretcher bars
- Matte finish coating