The successor to Charles Buchan's original publication first appeared in 1974, and also incorporated the Football Digest and Football Pictorial publications. It was a particularly first class magazine throughout the 1980's, but the quality of layout and writing became narrow and dipped in the 1990's, with publication ending with the final issue in October 1996.
We are pleased to be able to advise collectors that we have recently obtained a substantial fresh batch of Football Monthly magazines. There are a few with slight folds/nicks, but the majority are in excellent condition.
Details of the colour cover and centre colour album are listed against the date of each issue. (The back cover varied from advertisements to player pictures, so for the purposes of this page, those details are not listed).
ALL COPIES OF FOOTBALL MONTHLY ARE PRICED AT £1 EACH.
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1974 August - Franz Beckenbauer/West Germany.
1975 February - Jim Platt/Middesbrough. March - David Johnson/Ipswich.
April - Ray Graydon/Rangers. June - Dave Thomas/England. August - Brian Kidd/Arsenal. September - Bob Latchford/Everton. October - Tommy Hutchinson/Coventry.
(NB. The October issue is noted as Vol 2 No. 4, December is noted as Vol 2 No. 5)
1976 February (L) - Joe Corrigan/Man City. June - Kevin Keegan/England.
August - Bryan Drysdale/Bristol C. September - Johnny Giles/West Brom.
October - Chris Nicholl/Aston V. November - Brian Alderson/Leicester. December - David Hay/Chelsea.
1977 February - Neil Whatmore/Bolton. March - England v. Holland/Nott'm F.
April (L*) - Aston V v. Everton (LC Final)/Southampton. October - Duncan MacKenzie/Wales.
1978 January - Rivelino/Scotland's Contenders, Wood & Rough.
February - Bob Latchford/Danny McGrain & Willie Donachie.
April - John Trewick & John McGovern/Bruce Rioch & Don Masson.
September - Martin Dobson/Everton. October - Liam Brady/Rangers
November - Alan Kennedy/Coventry. December - Trevor Brooking/Brighton
1979 July - Kevin Keegan/England. November - Andy Gray/Sunderland.
1980 January - Steve Lynex/Birmingham. February - Gary Shaw/West Ham.
March - Kevin Keegan/England's Euro Contenders, Clemence, Neal, Anderson, Sansom, Mills, Shilton. August - Eric Gates & Paul Mariner/Ipswich.
September - Mark Wallington/Leicester. October - Steve Archibald & Ossie Ardiles/Tottenham.
1981 January - Kevin Keegan/Chelsea. April - Trevor Francis/Coventry
June - Ricky Villa/Tottenham (F.A. Cup winners). July - Gary Shaw/Aston V (League Champions). August - Ian Walsh/Swansea
1982 February - Simon Stainrod/Sunderland.
March - (WC82/no. 1) - Ivan Golac/Southampton. May (WC82/3) - Kenny Dalglish/Scotland.
October - Cyrille Regis/West Brom. November - Gerry Armstrong/Watford.
1983 March - Mark Hateley/Coventry. April - Andy King & Gary Mabbutt/Everton.
May - Bob Paisley/Liverpool (LC winners) [June to October not published].
1984 February - Kerry Dixon/Chelsea. [March, April, May not published].
April - Dave Watson/Norwich (LC winners). August - Kerry Dixon/Glenn Hoddle & Chris Waddle.
1986 - NO STOCK. 1987 - NO STOCK
1988 August - Danny Wallace/Southampton.
1989 June - Ronnie Whelan/Liverpool (F.A. Cup winners)
September - Paul Merson/Arsenal (League Champions). October - Mike Newell/Everton.
February - Dean Saunders/Derby. March (WC90 special No. 1) - John Aldridge/Eire.
October - Dennis Wise/Chelsea. December - Brian McClair/Man Utd.
January - Marco Gabbiadini/Sunderland. February - Lars Elstrup/Luton.
March - Steve Hodge/Nott'm F. April - Graeme Sharp/Everton. May - Nigel Peasron/Man City
June - Gary Mabbutt/Tottenham (F.A. Cup winners). July - Lee Sharpe/Man Utd.
August - Cherie Lunghi (The Manageress)/Arsenal (League Champions).
September - Paul Gascoigne/Liverpool. October - Stuart Slater/Leeds,
November - Brian Clough/Aston V. December - Gary Lineker/Sheff Utd.
1992 [January to May, not published]
June - Ian Rush & Michael Thomas/Liverpool (F.A. Cup winners). July - Ian Wright/Arsenal, August - Eric Cantona/Fixtures pull-out. September - Steve McManaman/Leeds (Rocastle)
October - Alan Shearer/Tottenham (Anderton). November - Ryan Giggs/Man Utd (Giggs), December - Paul Gascoigne/Liverpool (Rush).
January - John Barnes/Aston V, (Atkinson). February - Paul Ince/Newcastle (Clark)
March - Mick Quinn/Chelsea, (Townsend). April - Tony Adams/Man City, (Sheron),
May (F) - Paul Warhurst & Ian Wright/QPR (Ferdinand).
June (F*) - Eric Cantona & Ryan Giggs/Arsenal (F.A. Cup winners).
July - Glenn Hoddle/Sheff Wed (Waddle) August - Alan Shearer/Man Utd, (Giggs).
September - Stuart Pearce/Wright & Giggs cartoon. October - Paul Gascoigne/Liverpool Legends.
November - Les Ferdninand/Ferdinand cartoon. December - Andrew Cole/Gascoigne cartoon.
January - John Fashanu/Fashanu cartoon. February - Alan Shearer/Shearer cartoon.
March - Peter Beardsley/Bryan Robson cartoon. April - Darren Anderton/Stars of Spurs cartoon.
June (F*) - Roy Keane/Man Utd, (F.A. Cup winners). July - Terry Venables/Chelsea (Peacock).
August - Niall Quinn/Newcastle (Beardsley). September - Jurgen Klinsmann/Man Utd (Giggs). October - Glenn Hoddle/Nott'm F (Collymore). November - Matt le Tissier/Aston V. (Saunders).
December - Jurgen Klinsmann/Blackburn (Shearer).
January - Kevin Keegan/Man City (Quinn). February - Duncan Ferguson/Everton (Ferguson).
March - Jamie Redknapp/Liverpool (Fowler). April - Shearer & Cole/Tottenham (Klinsmann)
May (F) - Limpar v. Giggs/Leeds (McAllister). June - Terry Venables/Everton (F.A. Cup winners)
July - Barry Fry/Newcastle (Albert). August - Stan Collymore/Blackburn (Shearer).
September - Eric Cantona/Bolton (McGinley). October - Tony Yeboah/Man Utd (Cantona).
November - Bryan Robson & Juninho/Middlesbrough (Juninho).
Dec '95/Jan '96 New Year Issue - Kevin Keegan/Nott'm F (Roy)
February - David Ginola/Man City (Kinkladze). March - Faustino Asprilla/Duncan Ferguson.
April - Paul Ince/Danny Williamson. May (F) - Eric Cantona & Robbie Fowler/F.A. Cup pull-out.
June - Darren Anderton/Euro '96 wallchart. July - Glenn Hoddle/Eric Cantona pull-out.
August - Gianluci Vialli/Football Monthly Classic pull-out. September - Alan Shearer/FM Classic
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