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).
WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ISSUE 1, ALL COPIES OF FOOTBALL MONTHLY ARE PRICED AT £1 EACH.
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1974 July (Issue 1) - World Cup action/Leeds £3. August - Franz Beckenbauer/West Germany. September - Bill Shankly/Liverpool (Charity Shield winners). October - Denis Law (cover & centre).
November - Billy Bonds/West Ham. December - Martin Dobson/Sunderland
1975 February - Jim Platt/Middesbrough. March - David Johnson/Ipswich.
April - Ray Graydon/Rangers. May - Bruce Rioch/Derby (League Champions)
June - Dave Thomas/England. July - Sammy McIlroy/N. Ireland. August - Brian Kidd/Arsenal
September - Bob Latchford/Everton. October - Tommy Hutchinson/Coventry.
December - Malcolm MacDonald/Newcastle
(NB. The October issue is noted as Vol 2 No. 4, December is noted as Vol 2 No. 5)
1976 January - Stan Bowles/QPR. February (L) - Joe Corrigan/Man City.
March - Peter Lorimer/Leeds. April - Palace action/Crystal P. May (F) - Gordon Hill/Man Utd.
June - Kevin Keegan/England. July - Emlyn Hughes/Liverpool. 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. May (F) - F.A. Cup/F.A. Cup action.
June - Emlyn Hughes/Aston V (League Cup winners).
July - England v. Scotland/Liverpool (European Champions). August - Gordon Hill/Wolves
September - Argentina v. Scotland/Scotland. October - Duncan MacKenzie/Wales.
November - Trevor Francis/England
1978 January - Rivelino/Scotland's Contenders, Wood & Rough.
February - Bob Latchford/Danny McGrain & Willie Donachie.
March - Joe Jordan/Tom Forsyth & Gordon McQueen.
April - John Trewick & John McGovern/Bruce Rioch & Don Masson.
May - Ally MacLeod/Joe Jordan & Kenny Dalglish (sl tr).
June (WC) - Liverpool, Scotland, Ipswich & Forest/Scotland Squad
July - Mario Kempes/Holland v. Scotland. August - Soccer New Yorks Style/Man Utd.
September - Martin Dobson/Everton. October - Liam Brady/Rangers
November - Alan Kennedy/Coventry. December - Trevor Brooking/Brighton
1979 February - Mike Channon/Man City. April - Laurie Cunningham/West Brom.
May - Kenny Dalglish/Aston V. June - Arsenal (cover & centre, F.A. Cup winners).
July - Kevin Keegan/England. August - Liverpool v. Southamptom/Liverpool.
September - Ossie Ardiles/Tottenham. October - Ray Wilkins/Man Utd.
November - Andy Gray/Sunderland. December - John Holins/Newcastle.
1980 January - Steve Lynex/Birmingham. February - Gary Shaw/West Ham.
March - Kevin Keegan/England's Euro Contenders, Clemence, Neal, Anderson, Sansom, Mills, Shilton. April - Graham Rix/Thompson, Watson, Brooking, Wilkins, Kennedy, Hoddle, Robson, McDermott. May - Andy Gray/Keegan, Cunnigham, Francis, Woodcock, Coppell, Barnes, Johnson
June - Brian Talbot & Trevor Brooking (F.A. Cup Final)/West Ham (F.A. Cup winners).
July - Ray Wilkins/England. August - Eric Gates & Paul Mariner/Ipswich.
September - Mark Wallington/Leicester. October - Steve Archibald & Ossie Ardiles/Tottenham.
November - Peter Withe/Aston V. December - Asa Hartford/Everton.
1981 January - Kevin Keegan/Chelsea. February - Phil Neal/Liverpool.
March - Phil Parkes/Middlesbrough. April - Trevor Francis/Coventry
May - Bryan Robson (England)/England. June - Ricky Villa/Tottenham (F.A. Cup winners)
July - Gary Shaw/Aston V (League Champions). August - Ian Walsh/Swansea
October - Frank Stapleton/Man Utd (cr). December - Lee Chapman/Stoke.
1982 January - Justin Fashanu/Nott'm F. February - Simon Stainrod/Sunderland.
March - (WC82 special no. 1) - Ivan Golac/Southampton. April (WC82/2) Martin O'Neill/N. Ireland.
May (WC82/3) - Kenny Dalglish/Scotland. June (WC82/4) - Bryan Robson/England.
July (WC82/5) - Paul Mariner/England's Ecstacy. August (WC82/6) - Gaetano Scirea/WC 2nd Rnd
September - John Hollins/Arsenal. October - Cyrille Regis/West Brom.
November - Gerry Armstrong/Watford. December - Kevin Reeves/Man City.
1983 January - Ronnie Whelan/Liverpool. February - Francois van der Elst/West Ham.
March - Mark Hateley/Coventry. April - Andy King & Gary Mabbutt/Everton.
May - Bob Paisley/Liverpool (LC winners) [June to October not published].
November - Bryan Robson/Man Utd (Charity Shield). December - Glenn Hoddle/Tottenham
1984 February - Kerry Dixon/Chelsea. [March, April, May not published].
June - Kevin Ratcliffe/Everton (F.A. Cup winners). July - Bruce Grobbelaar/Liverpool (EC winners).
August - Tony Woodcock/Southampton. September - Peter Beardsley/Newcastle.
October - David Moss/Luton. November - Nigel Worthington/Sheff Wed.
December - Brian Talbot/Arsenal
1985 January - Clive Walker/Sunderland. February - Mike Channon/Norwich.
March - Garry Thompson/West Brom. April - Dave Watson/Norwich (LC winners).
May - Andy Gray/Everton. June - Bryan Robson/Man Utd (F.A. Cup winners)
July - Bryan Robson/England in Mexico. August - Kerry Dixon/Glenn Hoddle & Chris Waddle
September - John Aldridge/Oxford. October - Peter Davenport/Nott'm F.
November - Jim Melrose/Man City. December - Chris Waddle/Tottenham.
1986 January - Simon Stainrod/Aston V. February - Russell Osman/Leicester.
March (WC86 special, No. 1) Norman Whiteside/N. Ireland. April (WC86/2) - Willie Miller/Scotland.
May (WC86/3) - Gary Lineker/England. June - Alan Hansen/Liverpool (F.A. Cup winners).
July - Sammy McIlroy & Norman Whiteside/1st Round action.
August - Peter Beardsley & Gary Lineker/Knockout Stage action.
October - Gordon Strachan/Man Utd. November - Kenny Dalglish/Liverpool.
December - Alan McDonald/QPR
1987 January - Cyrille Regis/Coventry. November - Nico Claesen/Tottenham.
December - Bobby Davsion/Derby.
1988 January - Chelsea, August - Southampton.
1989 September - Arsenal, October - Everton.
February - Derby, March - WC90 special No. 1 - Eire, October - Chelsea, December - Man Utd.
January - Sunderland, March - Nott'm F, April - Everton, August - Arsenal, League Champions, October - Leeds, November - Aston V, December - Sheff Utd.
July - Arsenal, August - Fixtures pull-out, October - Tottenham (Anderton),
November - Man Utd (Giggs), December - Liverpool (Rush).
January - Aston V, (Atkinson), March - Chelsea, (Townsend), April - Man City, (Sheron),
June (F*) - Arsenal, FAC winners, July - Sheff Wed, (Waddle), August Man Utd, (Giggs),
June (F*) - Man Utd, FAC winners), September - Man Utd (Giggs), October - Nott'm F (Collymore).
This page last updated 21/8/19 (new stock up to end of 1987 loaded. 1988-96 to follow)