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Soccer Star.


Soccer Star first appeared in 1952, under the title "Raich Carter's Soccer Star", no doubt to give the publication the same credability enjoyed by it's monthly rival carrying Charles Buchan's name. With a good mix of news, features and results it had no serious competition until Goal and Shoot appeared in the late 1960's. The new publications with greatly enhanced colour features instantly made Soccer Star look tired and dated, and the magazine ceased publication in June 1970.


Currently, selection of stock starts from 1960.   Details of the front/back cover photographs are listed.


UNLESS STATED,  MAGAZINES IN THIS SECTION ARE PRICED AS FOLLOWS   :  1960  -  £2 each.    1961 to 1963   -   £1.50 each.    

1967 onwards -  £1 (currently NO stock from 1964, 1965 & 1966)

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Jan 9    Stoke/Johnny Haynes


Mar 5    Watford/Charlton


May 21  Sampdoria/Rotherham

May 28  Kilmarnock/Torquay


June 4    Norkopping/Ferencevaros

June 11  Burnley/Spartak Moscow

June 18  Nice/Slovan Bratislava

June 25  Sporting Lisbon/Feyenoord


July  9    Rapid Vienna/Viking

July 16   Real Madrid/San Lorenzo

July 23   Stade Reims/Valencia

July 30   Ajax/CSKA Sofia


Aug 6     Ujpest Dozsa/Czechoslovakia

Aug 13   Palermo/Penarol

Aug 20   Wolves/Peterborough

Aug 27   Middlesbrough/Coventry  (sl tear)


Sep 10   Sheff Wed/Chesterfield

Sep 24   West Brom/Southend.


Oct  1    Bolton/Grimsby

Oct  8    Stoke/Newport

Oct 15   Fulham/Scunthorpe

Oct 29   Man City/Preston


Nov 12   Cardiff/Derby


Dec 3     Everton/Mansfield



1961  (the double team group is replaced by a single cover picture or action shot in September) 

Jan 21   Plymouth/Northampton.


Feb 4     Notts Co/Swansea

Feb 18   Brighton/Wrexham

Feb 25   Bradford PA/Aldershot


Mar 4     Colchester/Reading

Mar 18   Luton/Huddersfield


May 20   St. Gilloise/Le Harve (sl trs)

May 27   Rapid Vienna/San Lorenzo.


June 10   ASK Vorwaerts/Colombo

June 24   Roma/Hamburg


July  8     Monaco/Real Madrid

July 22    Portugal/Greece


Aug 12   (CS) Tottenham/England


Sep 16   Tony Richards


Oct  14   Dennis Viollet.    

Oct  21   Eddie Magill & Bryan Orritt


Nov 18   Dave Hollins.



1962  (from February, a team group re-appears on the front cover, with a montage of four player portraits on the back cover).

Jan 27   Bill Brown, Maurice Norman & Peter Baker.


Apr 28   Bury/John Sneddon, Colin Grainger, Ron Henry, Ron Saunders.


June 16  Mexico/Len Ashurst, George Thomson, Derek Pace, Dennis Edwards.

June 23  Switzerland/Bobby Charlton, Dennis Allen, Nigel Sims, Frank Rankmore.


July 7     Italy/Bob Hill, Dick Beattie, Ron Harris, Bill Baxter

July 21   England/Ian King, Willie McPheat, Reg Cutler, David Carr

July 28   Uruguay/Brian Edwards, Terry McDonald, Fred Bunce, Len Weare.


Aug 11   Russia/Bill 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.

Sep 22   Newcastle/Barrie Betts, John Goodchild, John Hawksby, Malcolm Scott.


Oct 6     Bury/Hugh Roberston, Roy Bailey, Brian Richardson, Alan Woan.

Oct 20   Blackpool/George McLeod, Lawrie Leslie, Brian Harris, George Herd.


Nov 3    Stoke/Ron Thompson, Calvin Palmer, Bill Brown, Roy Matthews.

Nov 17  Swansea/Eric Brookes, Bob Wishart, Don Campbell, Vic Crowe.

Nov 24  Northampton/Stan Charlton, David Gaskell, John McPhee, Tony Bartley.


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).

June 8   Dundee/John Key, Terry Tighe, Bob Hunt, Walter Joyce - (sl tr).


July 6    Arbroath/Ray Pointer, Eddie Clamp, John Kirkham, Arthur Longbottom.


Sep 7    Hearts/Laurie Brown & Ian Ure.


Nov 2    Northampton/Frank McLintock.   


Dec 14  Bolton/Fulham v. Chelsea.

Dec 21  Bristol C/Fred Pickering, Alec Ashworth, Bob Cameron, George Evans.


* * *  Please note, we currently have NO stock of issues from 1964, 1965 & 1966  * * *



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 10  Middlesbrough/Dave Walker, Alex Elder, Dennis Viollet, Lew Chatterley (sl tr)

Mar 17  Preston/Bruce Rioch, Terry Venables, Nick Atthey, Ernie Machin.

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 21  Watford/Reg Matthewson, Colin Harrington, Alec Briggs, John Sleeuwenhoek.

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.

May 19  (F) Cyril Knowles & John Hollins/Marvin Hinton, Cyril Knowles, Joe Kinnear, Tony Hateley

May 26  (F*) Jimmy Greaves & Ron HarrisArthur Horsfield, Jim Kerr, Gerry Lightowler, John Haselden


June 2    Man Utd (Champions)/Jimmy Husband, Mike Summerbee, Jack Charlton, Tony Ford.

June 9    Celtic v. Inter Milan/Jim Herriot, Eddie Colquhoun, John Hurst, Peter Dobing.

June 16  Cecil Irwin & Steve Earle/Barrow.

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 14  Middlesbrough/George Kinnell, John Bettany, Bob Gilfillan, John Richardson.

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.


Sep 1    Nott'm F v Tottenham/World Soccer ad.

Sep 8    Jimmy Greaves & Roger Hunt/World Soccer ad.

Sep 15  Ron Yeats/Soccer Films ad.

Sep 22  Pele/World Soccer ad.

Sep 29  Steve Earle & John Charles/World Soccer ad.


Oct 6    John Fantham/Soccer Films ad.

Oct 13  Denis Law/Liverpool.

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.




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 23  Wyn Davies/World Soccer ad.


Mar 1    Chelsea v. Burnley/Everton.

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 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 23  Ian St. John/Blackpool/QPR


Sep 27  Barry Bridges/Gillingham/Wolves.


Nov 1    Bobby Ham/Dunfermline  (sl tr).

Nov 8    Bob Thopmson/Rotherham.

Nov 29  Alan Ball/Birmingham.




Mar 28  Frank Spraggon/Luton.


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