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 have a selection of classic 1960's issues available in excellent condition priced at £5. As well as having a handful of late 1970's issues, we can currently offer a comprehensive stock of magazines (including tournament specials) from 1980 through to 2009 priced at just £2 each, plus a few from later years. 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
March - Djalma Santos. April - Scots at Wembley, 1963. November - Sheff Wed v. Liverpool.
January - Germany v. Mexico ('64 Olympics). March - Jozsef Maszoly.
August - Alex Stepney. September - Rattin & Gento.
May - Coleraine v. Ards. September - Chelsea v. Tottenham (FAC Final)
February - Phillipe Gondet. April - Lev Yashin. July - Fleury di Nallo. December - Mario Coluna.
March - Peter Collins & George Graham. June - Dave Webb.
LATER ISSUES - £2 each
January - Bobby Lennox/Wim Jansen February - Switzerland action/Masny
March - Liverpool/St. Etienne. April - Mario Marinho/Univerzitatea Craiova
May - Dave Webb/McIlroy & Hunter June - Barcelona/Gordon Hill
July - Yugoslavia/Mike Doyle August - Brazil v. England/Red Star Belgrade
September - Everton/Brazil October - Allan Clarke/Mick Walsh
November - Bruges/D. Zagreb
1978 October - David O'Leary/Everton. December - PSV Eindhoven/AC Milan
1979 May - John Robertson/Barcelona.
1980, 1981, 1982 NO STOCK
1983 June - Zbiniew Boniek/Ludo Cocek.
March - Ian Rush/Hallvar Thoresen. September - Preben Elkjaar/Italy.
October - Luis Arconada/Hugo Gatti. December - Platini, Rush & Zico/Didier Six
February - Jose Percudani/Ricardo Gallego.
May (E) - Kenny Dalglish & Paulo Rossi/JohnWark.
1986 NO STOCK
January - Davie Cooper/Gary Mabbutt. February - Gary Lineker/Oscar Ruggeri.
March - Patrick Battsiton/JVC ad. April - Preben Alkjaar/JVC ad.
May - Scorates & Junior/British Caledonian ad. June - Cyrille Regis/St. Mirren
July - Joao Pinto & Lothar Mattheus/Uwe Zoetzcshe & Dennis Bergkamp
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.
August - Salvatore Schillaci/Argentina v. Italy. 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 - 26/1/21