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Abel Lafleur

Full name: Joseph Abel Lafleur
Gender: Male
Born: November 4, 1875 in Rodès, Pyrénées-Orientales, France
Died: January 27, 1953 in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Country: FRA France
Sport: Art Competitions


French sculptor and medalist Abel Lafleur became best-known for his design of the FIFA World Cup trophy, first simply called “Coupe du Monde,” and later renamed the “Jules Rimet Trophy.” He attended the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and was heavily influenced by French medalist Jules-Clément Chaplain (1839-1909). Lafleur later specialized in the naked female form, using it as a subject for medalist sculptures. He worked for many foreign countries as well as sports leagues and was affiliated to the French Federation of Sports.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 56 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event France FRA AC

Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1932 Summer 56 Los Angeles Art Competitions France Final Standings AC Football Plaguette
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