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.
This page last updated 7/3/19