Sunday, November 9

Albert Camus: Soccer Goalie


"Albert Camus, born 101 years ago today, once said, 'After many years in which the world has afforded me many experiences, what I know most surely in the long run about morality and obligations, I owe to football.' He was referring to his college days when he played goalie for the Racing Universitaire Algerios (RUA) junior team. Camus was a decent player, though not the great player that legend later made him out to be. For Jim White, author of A Matter of Life and Death: A History of Football in 100 Quotations, soccer perhaps taught Camus a few things about selflessness, cooperation, bravery and resilience."
Open Culture
Telegraph - Albert Camus: thinker, goalkeeper
NY Times: ‘Philosophy Football’ (Video)
Goalkeeper, Philosopher, Outsider: Albert Camus
W - Albert Camus

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