The original football magazine first appeared in September 1951, running with modifications until the summer of 1974 when it was replaced by the 'new' Football Monthly. We have recently sold the copy of Issue 1 we had available, but are pleased to be able to offer many early issues, including October 1951 which has been signed by Billy Wright. In this section you will find details of magazines from the initial issue through to December 1960. Details of the front cover and colour central page feature (first appeared in November 1957) are listed in brackets after the date of each issue.
UNLESS STATED, MAGAZINES IN THIS SECTION ARE PRICED AS FOLLOWS :
1951 - as priced. 1952 - £8 each. 1953 - £6 each. 1954 - £5 each.
1955 - £4 each. 1956 to 1960 - £3 each.
October (Billy Wright cover. Detached cover, creasing, slight tears. - SIGNED TO COVER BY BILLY WRIGHT, SIGNED ON PAGE 17 BY LESLIE COMPTON, SIGNED TO BACK COVER BY BERT WILLIAMS) £40.
April (Wally Barnes, sl tears), May (F - Wilf Mannion). June (Tom Finney),
July (Eddie Baily), August (Stan Mortensen), September (Tommy Lawton),
October (Derek Dooley), November (Billy Liddell).
February (Frank Brennan), March (Ray Daniel/Stan Matthews), May (Eddie Shimwell),
July (Roy Bentley), October (Vic Metcalfe), November (Peter Farrell), December (John Charles).
March (Stan Rickaby), June (Albert Quixall), August (Bill Eckersley),
September (Tom Finney), December (Juan Hohberg, Uruguay).
January (Sam Bartram), February (Ray Wood), March (Dave Ewing), April (Len Shackleton),
July (unidentified action shot), September (George Thompson), November (Ken Taylor),
December (George Aitken).
January (Doug Holden), February (Eddie Lowe/John Atyeo), March (Ron Baynham),
April (Ken Barnes), June (Jackie Milburn), July (Don Donovan), August (John Charles),
September (Vic Groves), October (Charlie Fleming), November (Jack White),
December (Bert Williams).
January (Terry Medwin), February (George Eastham/Len Shackleton),
March (Trevor Smith & Denis Wilshaw), April (Jeff Hall), June (John Charles), July (Frank Griffin), August (Albert Quixall), September (Peter Farrell), October (Stan Charlton/Roy Clarke), November (Joe Haverty cover/Aston Villa colour album), December (Eddie Colman/Newcastle).
February (Jackie Mudie/West Brom), April (Gerry Summers/Wolves)
May (F - Nat Lofthouse/John Higgins & Bill Foulkes), June (Johnny Haynes/Preston)
July (Bobby Charlton, cr, sl trs), August (WC58* - Bill Perry/West Ham),
September (Roy Warhurst/Stoke), October (Colin McDonald/Sheff Utd),
December (Bobby Robson/Leeds).
January (Tommy Banks/Sheff Wed), February (Wilf McGuinness/Birmingham)
March (Albert Dunlop/Burnley), April (Tony Macedo/Norwich),
June (Peter McParland/Wolves). July (Brian Pilkington/Hearts),
August (Billy Liddell/Middlesbrough), September (Derek Hogg/assorted Portrait Gallery),
October (Nigel Sims/assorted Portrait Gallery), November (Len White/Hull),
December (George Showell/Arsenal).
February (Gerry Hitchens/England), April (Warren Bradley/Personality Parade),
May (F - Ron Flowers/Peter Broadbent & Peter Dobing). June (Tom Finney/Bobby Craig & Jimmy McIlroy). July (Alan Hodgkinson/Fred Else & Maurice Setters), August (Jimmy Greaves/Everton), September (Bill Slater/Burnley), October (Ray Wilson/Blackburn).
November (Ray Pointer/Peterborough)
This page last updated 19/1/18.