This prototype of the Soccer Legends from the 1950 World Soccer Cup was lost for many years. A project for 2003 that unfortunately failed to meet its financial goal. The sculptor is Mike Pisoni, a former Hill resident of over 55 years. Mr. Pisoni studied under renowned sculptor Rudi Torrini and received his Masters of Fine Arts from Fontbonne College.
The prototype is currently house in The Hill Welcome Center located at the corner of Daggett and Marconi. There are a number of cracks in the statue that Mr Pisoni has volunteered to repair and keep it on display there. Ciao St Louis will be interviewing Mr. Pisoni for the upcoming documentary on The Hill which should be released in the summer of 2019.