Snapshot: Carlos Valderrama’s Hometown Statue Is Glorious, Has Super Noodles For Hair

Chris Wright

14th, January 2012


By Chris Wright

Paging Mr M. Al Fayed. This fantastic statue of Carlos ‘El Pibe’ Valderrama outside the football stadium in his hometown of Santa Marta, Colombia is a lesson in carrying off hero worship with a dash of panache

I can’t believe this 22-foot tall bronze beauty has never invaded my consciousness before. It’s mind-warpingly glorious, and I absolutely love the use of Super Noodles for hair – lends the whole thing a really authentic look.

What a player he was by the way…

(Thanks to Pies fan Sam Furnish for the nudge.)

Posted in South America

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  1. jon says:

    favorite player of my childhood. loved watching him with the miami fusion even when he was old and washed up. he was as slow as molasses in january but boy could he pick a pass out.

  2. Urraca says:

    Legend… good memories form my chilhood too. The statue itself is a obligued visit for tourist when on tour on the seaside city of Santa Marta.

  3. Mr. Sparkle says:

    Best statue ever…

  4. V says:

    One of the best

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