Soccer Star continued to appear throughout the 1960's, providing an excellent mix of news and match statistics, but closed in 1970, largely losing some of its market share to Shoot and Goal. Details of the front/back cover photographs are listed
UNLESS STATED, MAGAZINES IN THIS SECTION ARE PRICED AS FOLLOWS :
1961 to 1965 - £1.50 each. 1966 to 1970 - £1 each.
1961 (the double team group is replaced by a single cover picture or action shot in September)
Apr 1 Blackpool/Bournemouth.
May 20 St. Gilloise/Le Harve.
May 27 Rapid Vienna/San Lorenzo.
June 10 ASK Vorwaerts/Colombo
June 24 Roma/Hamburg
Oct 14 Dennis Viollet. Oct 21 Eddie Magill, Bryan Orritt, Terry Neill, Oct 28 Bobby Kennedy.
Nov 4 Ray Pointer. Nov 11 Kevin Smith & Geoff Sidebottom. Nov 18 Dave Hollins
Nov 25 Edwin Halliday, Willie Cunningham.
Dec 2 Roy Bailey. Dec 9 Maurice Norman, Bill Perry. Dec 16 Dennis Atkins, Brian Kinsey,
Dec 23 John Dick, Albert Dunlop, Alex Parker, Dec 30 Alan Skirton, Lawrie Leslie.
1962 (from February, a team group re-appears on the front cover, with a montage of four player portraits on the back cover).
Jan 13 Peter Bonetti.
May 19 Columbia/Cecil Coldwell, James Dudley, Bobby Brown, Alan Anderson.
Jun 9 Bulgaria/Bobby Collins, Ian St. John, John Collins, Billy Herritty
Jun 16 Mexico/Len Ashurst, George Thompson, Derek Pace, Dennis Edwards.
Jun 23 Switzerland/Bobby Charlton, Dennis Allen, Nigel Sims, Frank Rankmore.
Jun 30 Chile/Tommy Leishman, Ken Hodgkisson, Frank Large, John Rowland.
July 14 Hungary/Albert Franks, Bobby Laverick, Reg Matthewson, John Sewell.
July 28 Uruguay/Brian Edwards, Terry McDonald, Fred Bunce, Len Weare.
Aug 4 Yugoslavia/Clive Clarke, Stan Harland, John Compton, Alan Skirton
Aug 11 Russia/Billy Houghton, Denis Atkins, Eddie Hopkinson, Hugh Neil.
Aug 18 Man Utd/Billy Haydock, Ronnie Clayton, Jimmy McNab, Gerry Cakebread.
Aug 25 Middlesbrough/Peter Johnson, Ron Crisp, Bobby Evans, Jack Charlton.
Sep 8 Walsall/Bert Llewellyn, Malcolm Lucas, Hugh McIlmoyle, George Francis.
Sep 15 Burnley/Malcolm Beard, Dave Mackay, Colin Booth, Ian Lawther.
Dec 8 Millwall, Tony Macedo, Albert Hartley, Jimmy Walsh, Dai Ward.
1963 (From August, the four player montage on the back page is repalced by a single player feature or match action shot until December).
Jan 5 Wrexham/Mike Stringfellow, Fred Davies, Mike O'Grady, Ian Gibson.
Jan 12 Leeds/Tony Marchi, Peter Eustace, Wilf Carter, Ted Hemsley.
Apr 13 Southport/Keith Kettlebrough, Peter Carey, Jim Rollo, Jim Kerray.
June 1 Scunthorpe/Cliff Sear, Mick McGrath, Alec South, Tom Cummings.
June 8 Dundee/John Key, Terry Tighe, Bob Hunt, Walter Joyce - (sl tr).
June 29 West Ham/Malcolm Musgrove, Ray Spencer, George Hannah, Larry Carberry.
July 6 Arbroath/Ray Pointer, Eddie Clamp, John Kirkham, Arthur Longbottom.
Aug 3 Aston Villa/Bill Brown. Aug 10 Birmingham/Stanley Matthews.
Aug 31 Stoke/Jimmy Adamson & Ron Clayton.
Nov 2 Northampton/Frank McLintock. Nov 23 Burnley/Jim Baxter. Nov 30 Bury/Gary Sprake.
Dec 14 Bolton/Fulham v. Chelsea.
Dec 21 Bristol C/Fred Pickering, Alec Ashworth, Bob Cameron, George Evans.
Jan 4 Lincoln/Mick Meagan, Gordon Jones, Albert Scanlon, Ernie Ackerley.
Jan 11 Leicester/Mike Wright, Norman Hunter, Gordon Wills, Wally Gould.
July 10 England/Ken Leek, John Charles, Fred Jones, Bill Houghton.
July 24 Scotland/Colin Dobson, Ray Wood, John Barnwell, Bill Coxon.
July 31 Hearts/Stylo ad.
Aug 14 Aston V/Stylo ad.
Aug 21 Bobby Moore/Alan Durban, Malcolm Starkey, Keith Webber, Bill Haydock.
Sep 25 Barry Bridges & Jim McNab/Stylo ad.
Oct 2 Dave Dunmore & Gordon Morritt/Gerry Baker, Jeff Smith, Derek Dougan, Mandy Hill.
Oct 16 George Best & Joe Wilson/Brian Rochardson, Wyn Davies, Hugh Neil, Ray Mabbutt.
Nov 13 Jimmy Greaves, Alan Mullery & George Eastham/Terry Hennessey, John Evans, Willie Irvine, Dave Pacey.
Nov 20 Everton v. Fulham/George Showell, Jack Parry, Peter Knight, Jim Humes.
Dec 11 Ron Webster & Dave Hilley/Clive Clark, Phil Kelly, Trevor Meredith, John Rowland.
Dec 18 Terry Neill & Denis Law/Vic Mobley, Tony Knapp, Terry Branstron, George Hannah.
Apr 16 George Cohen & George Mulhall/Frank Wignall, Terry Adlington, Willie Carlin, Derek Kevan.
May 7 F* - Liverpool (F.A. Cup winners)/Andy McEvoy, Bill Gray, Andy Lochhead, Tom Robson.
May 21 Ian St. John & Shay Brennan/Brian Turner, John Hollins, Terry Dyson, Keith Newton.
May 28 Bobby Moore & Jimmy Greaves/Eddie O'Hara, Jim McEwan, Mike Hellawell, Alan Spavin
June 18 John Connelly & Arne Arvidsson/Mike Addy, Chuck Drury, Gwyn Jones, Dave Metchick.
July 2 John Ritchie & Tony Waiters/Brian Usher, John Colquhoun, Dave Shawcross, Gordon Marsland.
July 23 Martin Peters, Bobby Moore & Sandro Dentoni/Tom Singleton, Bill Hodgson, Ron Briggs, Charlie McDonnell.
July 30 Terry Paine & Josef Gelei/Brian Tawse, Warwick Rimmer, Bob Brown, John Price.
Aug 6 Stan Matthews & Port Vale apprentices/Dave Raine, Ian Lawson, Allan Harris, Fred Kemp.
Aug 20 FC Austria v. Burnley/John Goodchild, Martin Chivers, Eddie Holliday, Ron Yeats.
Sep 3 Mike Rose injury (Keith Peacock, 1st ever sub)/Peter Hooper, Steve Burtenshaw,
Ambrose Fogarty, Theo Foley.
Oct 15 Aston V/Jim Rollo, Ron Rees, Geoff Strong, Harry Walden.
Nov 12 Coventry/Tommy Wright, Bill Gates, Ron Newman, Phil Gunter.
Nov 19 Stoke/Vic Crowe, Ron Farmer, John Atyeo, Len Julians.
Nov 26 Halifax/Gerry Summers, Derek Temple, Les Massie, Roy Ridge.
Dec 3 Sheff Wed/Jeff Astle, Frank Lord, Pat Terry, Bill Mailey.
Dec 17 Newcastle/Harry Poole, Brian Pilkington, Steve Flett, Terry Wharton.
Dec 24 Wolves/Graham Sissons, John Charles, Graham Parker, Kevin Hector.
Dec 31 Nott'm F/Bryn Jones, Dave Hilley, John Benson, Peter Broadbent.
Jan 21 Blackburn/Ian Gibson, George Cohen, Harry Hood, Maurice Setters.
Jan 28 Sunderland/John Gordon, Albert Quixall, Peter Leigh, John Hawksby.
Feb 18 Everton/John Simpson, Jack Bowers, Derek Leck, Peter Bullock.
Feb 25 Southport/Mark Lazarus, Jim Hill, Laurie Calloway, Jon Sammels.
Mar 4 Colchester/Norman Bodell, Colin Tinsley, Ian Lawther, Maurice Evans.
Mar 11 Blackpool, George Boardman, Dennis Stevens, Dennis Burnett, Jimmy Robertson.
Apr 1 Carlisle/Ron Foster, Ken Hodgson, Tom McAnearney, Ron Harris.
Apr 22 Newport/Derek Panter, Tony Scott, Barry Hole, David Ford.
Apr 29 Oldham/Geoff Fellowes, Tommy Baldwin, Dave Dunmore, Terry Hennessey.
May 6 Tranmere/Kit Napier, Tom Claxton, Martin Britt, Gordon Ferry.
May 13 F - Don Megson & Brian Labone/David Munks, Gordon Wallace, Mike Metcalf,
May 20 F* - Everton (F.A. Cup winners)/Derek Woodley, Jimmy Greenhoff, John Radford,
May 27 Swansea/Henry Newton, John Bond, John Charles, Tec Jones.
June 3 Millwall/Tony Beanland, Frank Gregg, John McPhee, Marvin Hinton.
June 10 Fulham/Bobby Ross, Alec Ashworth, Jimmy Greaves, Gordon Marshall.
June 24 Besiktas v. Arsenal/Wilf Smith, Peter Rodrigues, Bob NcNab, Peter Deakin.
July 1 Sheff Wed v. Sheff Utd/Tom Robson, Gerry Byrne, John Docherty, Alec Dawson.
Aug 19 Coventry/Phil Chisnall, Brian Tiler, Alan Stephenson, Billy Russell.
Aug 26 Leicester/Roy Evans, Bob Smith, Tommy Passmoor, Kevin McHale.
Sep 2 Oldham/Ron Wylie, Laurie Sheffield, Alan Humphreys, Dick Hewitt.
Sep 16 Sunderland/Geoff Vowden, John Connelly, John Reid, Alex Stepney.
Sep 23 Brentford/John Oldfield, Tony Allen, Winston Foster, Alan Jarvis.
Sep 30 Sheff Utd/Fred Else, Len Allchurch, Bobby Campbell, David Pleat.
Oct 7 Walsall/Nick Sharkey, Emlyn Hughes, Willie Morgan, Harry Greogory.
Oct 21 Carlisle/Tommy Baldwin, Alick Jeffrey, Alan Skirton, Jack Smith.
Oct 28 Northampton/George Thompson, Tony Wagstaff, Joe Livingstone, Alan Bloor.
Nov 4 Man City/Geoff Hurst, Lawrie Leslie, Allan Clarke, Dave Webb.
Nov 11 Tottenham/Kevin Keelan, Jim Barron, Mike Bailey, George Graham.
Nov 18 Southampton/Steve Stacey, Peter Brabrook, Jim Goodfellow, Mel Nurse.
Nov 25 Birmingham/Graham French, Ian White, Steve Earle, Stan Harland.
Dec 2 Stockport/Peter Osgood, Graham Williams, John Parke, Terry Neill.
Dec 9 Hearts/Dave Clements, Martin Harvey, Arthur Kaye, Ken Wagstaff.
Dec 23 Chesterfield/John Gregson, Alan Durban, Stan Marshall, John Holsgrove.
Dec 30 Aldershot/Bill McCullough, Bert Slater, Ian Ower, Bill McKinney.
Jan 6 Oxford/Terry Miles, Joe Pritchard, Albert Kinsey, Dave Harper.
Jan 13 Southend/Derek Dougan, Ian Moir, Jimmy Blain, Brian Lewis.
Jan 20 Norwich/David Nish, Maurice Setters, Tommy Fenoughty, Jim Thompson.
Jan 27 Millwall/Eddie Gray, Bob Graham, George Armstrong, Ray Bloomfield.
Feb 3 Rotherham/Brian Miller, Walter Joyce, Jim Collins, John Vincent.
Feb 10 West Ham/Dave Lennard, Tony Allen, Alan Suddick, Steve Earle.
Feb 17 Luton/Gordon West, Eammon Dunphy, Albert Johanneson, Tom Sweenie.
Feb 24 Gillingham/Mike England, Hugh McIlmoyle, Ian St. John, Jim McCalliog.
Mar 3 Berwick/Jim Langley, Doug Fraser, Jeff Astle, Mark Lazarus.
Mar 24 Wolves/Ron Phillips, Ian Buxton, Alan Ross, Oliver Conmy.
Mar 31 Bournemouth/Gerry Bridgwood, Bob McKinlay, Barry Lines, Neil Young.
Apr 7 Hartlepool/Bob Brown, Peter Garbutt, Dick Rooks, Cecil Irwin.
Apr 14 Exeter/Dennis Hollywood, Alan Ball, Gerry Young, Chris Rabjohn.
Apr 28 Darlington/Tony Book, Keith Peacock, Charlie Cooper, Ray Whittaker.
May 5 Torquay/Ron Davies, Gerry Gould, Bob Williamson, Tony Read.
May 12 Sheff Wed/Bernard Shaw, Alan Skirton, Tony Millington, Mike Bernard.
June 9 Celtic v. Inter Milan/Jim Herriot, Eddie Colquhoun, John Hurst, Peter Dobing.
June 23 John Barnwell & Jimmy Greaves/Bob Woodruff, Bill Williams, Richie Norman, Bob Wilson
June 30 John Sewell & David Woodfield/Southport
July 7 Eddie McCreadie & Allan Clarke/Brian Taylor, Eric Skeels, Nobby Lawton, Colin Bell.
July 21 Ian Collard & Neil Martin/Ron Atkinson, Tony Godfrey, Joe Jacques, John Barton.
July 28 Mick Jones & John Sleeuwenhoek/Celtic.
Aug 4 Stan Mortesnen, Jimmy Armfield & Ray Charnley/John Quigley, Gordon Neilson,
John Mitten, Bob Baxter.
Aug 11 Alan Davies, Alan Nelmes & Cliff Myers/Alan Philpott, Chris Harker, Ken Mallender, Dave Woodfield.
Aug 18 NOW WITH COLOUR COVER Mick Meagan & Jim Nicholson/Powerpoints Boots Ad.
Aug 25 Jim Baxter/World Soccer Magazine Ad.
Sep 1 Nott'm F v Tottenham/World Soccer ad.
Sep 8 Jimmy Greaves & Roger Hunt/World Soccer ad.
Sep 29 Steve Earle & John Charles/World Soccer ad.
Oct 6 John Fantham/Soccer Films ad.
Oct 20 Dave Mackay/Soccer Films ad.
Oct 27 Ronnie Simpson/World Soccer ad.
Nov 3 Alan Ball/Soccer Films ad.
Nov 10 George Eastham & Alan Oakes/Sheff Utd.
Nov 17 Gordon Harris/Soccer Films ad.
Nov 24 Gerry Howshall, Tony Brown & Graham Williams/World Soccer ad.
Dec 1 West Ham v. Sheff Wed/Soccer Films ad.
Dec 8 Ron Davies/Nott'm F.
Dec 22 Alan Hill/World Soccer ad.
Dec 29 Rodney Marsh/World Soccer ad.
Jan 5 Roy Vernon & Peter Dobing/Sheff Wed.
Jan 12 Jimmy Greenhoff, Mike O'Grady & Eddie Gray/World Soccer ad.
Jan 19 Alan Stephenson/World Soccer ad.
Jan 26 Terry Neill/World Soccer ad.
Feb 2 Mike Summerbee/West Brom.
Feb 9 Mike Bailey/World Soccer ad.
Feb 16 Brian Kidd/World Soccer ad.
Feb 23 Wyn Davies/World Soccer ad.
Mar 1 Chelsea v. Burnley/Everton.
Mar 8 Paul Went/World Soccer ad.
Mar 15 Ron Rees/World Soccer ad.
Mar 22 George Kinnell/World Soccer ad.
Mar 29 Roger Hunt & John Hurts/Birmingham.
Apr 5 Allan Clarke/Southport.
Apr 12 Terry Hennessey & John Barnwell/Birstol C.
Apr 19 Derek Dougan & Ian Ure/Preston.
Apr 26 Newcastle v. Stoke/Chelsea.
May 3 Jimmy Greaves/Man City.
May 10 Calvin Palmer/Tranmere.
May 17 F - 1967 F.A. Cup Final/Tony Hateley.
May 24 Mike Keen/Arsenal v. Leicester.
May 31 Tony Book/Alex Stepney.
June 7 Len Badger/Joe Baker.
June 14 Eddie Hopkinson & Gerry Ingram/Eddie McCreadie.
June 21 Tommy Baldwin & Charlie Hurley/Aldershot.
June 28 Alan Oakes/Newcastle.
July 5 Martin Chivers/Ray Wilson.
July 12 Gary Sprake/Alec Briggs.
July 19 Mike Summerbee & Bill Foulkes/Gordon Milne.
July 26 Terry Paine/Bob Roberts.
Early issues of the re-vamped magazine now includes at least one colour player picture inside magazine. Pics are now listed as front cover/inside/inside/back cover.
Aug 2 Joe McBride/Jimmy Bloomfield/Arsenal (centre spread)/John Greig.
Aug 9 Roy Vernon/Sunderland/Fred Pickering.
Aug 23 Ian St. John/Blackpool/QPR
Aug 30 John Jackson, Steve Chapman & Frank Parsons/Everton/Burnley.
Sep 6 Bobby Charlton/Clyde/Orient.
Sep 13 Frank Clark & Bobby Moore/Wrexham/Nott'm F.
Sep 20 Ron Wylie/Rochdale/Coventry.
Sep 27 Barry Bridges/Gillingham/Wolves.
Oct 11 Alan Mullery & David Court/Oldham/Stoke.
Oct 25 Colin Suggett/Leeds.
Nov 1 Bobby Ham/Dunfermline (sl tr).
Nov 8 Bob Thopmson/Rotherham.
Nov 15 Jimmy Greaves/Crystal P.
Nov 29 Alan Ball/Birmingham.
Dec 6 Bruce Rioch/Liverpool.
Dec 20 Ron Davies/Southend.
Jan 24 Tommy Lawrence/Tottenham.
Jan 31 John Radford/Sheff Utd.
Feb 7 Brian Labone & Jeff Astle/Scunthorpe (inc. promising youngster listed as Joe Keegan !)
Feb 14 Allan Clarke/Oxford.
Feb 21 Eddie McCreadie & Alan Spavin/Bradford City.
Feb 28 Tom Murray/Peterborough.
Mar 7 Glyn James & Frank Large/West Brom.
Mar 14 L - Jon Sammels/Swindon.
Mar 21 Peter Collins & Alun Evans/Stockport.
Mar 28 Frank Spraggon/Luton.
Apr 25 Fred Kemp/Doncaster (sl tr).
July 25 Emlyn Hughes/Shay Brennan & Len Glover.
Sep 26 Peter Eustace/Arsenal (centre spread team groups in rest of 1969 issues)/David Nish.
Oct 31 Dennis Tueart/Everton/Willie Morgan & Dan Givens.
Nov 7 Charlie George/Coventry/Derek Possee & Brian Drysdale.
Nov 14 Dennis Clarke/Bolton/Geoff Strong.
Nov 21 Don Rogers/West Brom/Johnny Haynes.
Jan 23 Don Megson & Jack Witham/Preston.
Jan 30 John McGovern, Roy McFarland & Ian Gibson/Cardiff.
Feb 20 Ken Jones/Walsall.
Feb 27 Peter Dobing/West Ham.
Mar 13 Colin Addison/Dundee.
Mar 20 Willie Carlin/Huddersfield.
Apr 10 F - John Giles & Tommy Baldwin/George Best.
Apr 17 Henry Newton, John Winfield & Dave Hollins/Swindon.
Apr 24 Jeff Astle & Brian Labone/Geoff Hurst.
May 1 Peter Bonetti & George Graham/Colin Bell.
May 8 Willie Mathieson & George Connelly/Eddie McCreadie & Tommy Gibb.
May 15 Dick Rooks/Barry Kitchener, Fred Pickering, Harry Cripps & Micky Burns.
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