First published in October 1960, WORLD SOCCER still appears on newsagents' bookshelves sixty years later.
For much of it's early life the magazine was devoid of colour other than on the front cover. The subject of the front cover, and the black & white (later colour) back cover photo on later issues are listed against each date.
Colour coverage increased for a few months during 1987, and the magazine inevitably moved towards a full colour publication in the 1990's.
We now have just a handful of classic 1960's issues avaiable in excellent condition. Our stock of 1980's/early 1990's are in similar condition, though a selection of these have come from a batch which were originally sent to the editorial office of national newspaper, so a number therefore carry an address label on the front or back cover. (Of course, if we have the issue without such a label, that copy will be sent, we will notify you if we only have a copy with a label available). Details of condition/pictures of individual issues which may be of interest will be sent on request.
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1960's ISSUES - £5 each
August - Eusebio & Trappatoni (European Cup Final). October - Josef Rohrig & Uwe Seeler
November - Bobby Moore & Alex Scott. December - Alfredo di Stefano
LATER ISSUES - £2 each
1981 December - Lakhdar Belloumi/Terry Yorath.
1982 September - Terry Butcher & Stanislav Semen/Zico.
June - Zbiniew Boniek/Ludo Cocek. September - Brazil/Charlie Nicholas.
October - Luther Blissett/Chile.
March - Ian Rush/Hallvar Thoresen. May - Bruno Conti/Graeme Souness.
July - Graeme Souness/Bryan Robson. September - Preben Elkjaar/Italy. October - Luis Arconada/Hugo Gatti. November - Mark Hateley/Zlatko Vujovic. December - Platini, Rush & Zico/Didier Six
February - Jose Percudani/Ricardo Gallego. March - Amancio Amaro/Zbigniew Boniek.
May (E) - Kenny Dalglish & Paulo Rossi/JohnWark. August - Diego Maradona/Francisco Clos. September - Steve Archibald/Georges Bregy October - Galderisi & Vierchowod/F. Vercauteren. November - Peter Shilton/Walter Meeuws. December - Michel Platini/Terry Venables.
February - Michael Laudrup/Frank McAvennie. March - Real Madrid/Carlos Hermosillo. April - Morocco/Bobby Robson. May - K-H Rummenigge/Mark Hughes.
July (WC) - Mexico '86 Report/Anyo Sadkov. August - Diego Maradona/Jean-Marie Pfaff. September - Ian Rush/Soren Lerby. October - Emilio Butragueno/Zico. December - Maradona/Trevor Steven & J. Valdano
January - Davie Cooper/Gary Mabbutt. February - Gary Lineker/Oscar Ruggeri.
May - Scorates & Junior/British Caledonian ad. August - Glenn Hoddle/Monaco. September - FL Centenary/Lineker & Maradona. October - Mirandinha/Mark Wright. November - Zlatko & Zoran Vujovic/Hugo Sanchez.
December - Paulo Futre/Mark Hughes.
(* Please Note - limited extra interior colour content in March to November issues)
January - Rudi Voller/Marco van Basten. February - Enzo Scifo/Porto action
March - Carlos Valderrama/Lothar Matthaus. April - Guiseppe Gianni/Paul McStay.
May - Careca/Juventus. August - Spain v. Denmark/Poland. September - Arsenal/Johnny Ekstrom October - Robert Prytz/Ian Rush
November - Rudi Voller/Italy action. December - Marco Van Basten/Holland.
January - Mathias Herget & Gianluca Vialli/England. February - Hans van Breuklen/Paul Gascoigne. March - Olaf Thon/Tony Cottee. April - Maurice Johnston/France.
May - Hillsborough/Flowers on The Kop. August - Valdo/Jean-Pierre Papin. September - Diego Maradona/Costa Rica. October - Andreas Moller/Benfica. November - Luca di Montezemolo/Italy v. Brazil. December - Ruud Gullit/Trinidad & Tobago.
January - Ronald Koeman & Gary Lineker/Fiorentina v. Udinese.
February - Gianluca Vialli/Sweden. March - Carlos Valderrama/Italia '90 Travel ad.
April - Enzo Francescoli/Italia '90 Travel ad. May - Marco van Basten/Clubcall ad.
July (WC) - Germans triumph/Classic Images ad.
September - Jurgen Klinsmann/Italia League video ad. October - Hugo Sanchez/VOX ad
November - Richard Witschge/Football '91 ad. December - Lothar Mattheus/Juventus.
NEW SECTION FOR ISSUES OF WORLD SOCCER FROM 1991 ONWARDS.
This page last updated - 2/10/20