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.)