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 recently picked up a couple of batches of World Soccer, so can now offer a comprehensive stock of this excellent publication. Our recently acquired 1960's issues are in perfect 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
September - Celtic v. Dunfermline. October - Peru v. England (1959)
November - Garrincha & Kusnetsov. December - Stockholm v. Karlstad
February - Feyenood v. Ajax. March - AEK Athens v. Doxa. April - Gerry Hitchens
May - Dukla Prague v. Sparta Prague. June - Juventus v. Inter Milan.
July - Action from Greece. August - Sweden v. Finland. September - Chile v. Brazil
October - Landa & Didi. November - Blackpool v. Tottenham.
December - Racing Club Paris v. Bordeaux.
February - Italy v.Turkey. March - Chile v. West Germany. April - Stoke v. Bury (Stan Matthews)
July - Sparta Rotterdam v. Basle. August - Eusebio & Trappatoni (European Cup Final)
September - Celtic v. Rangers (Scottish Cup Final). October - Josef Rohrig & Uwe Seeler
November - Bobby Moore & Alex Scott. December - Alfredo di Stefano
January - George Eastham. March - Djalma Santos. April - Scots at Wembley (1963).
August - Willem II v DFC. November - Sheff Wed v. Liverpool
January - Germany v. Mexico, '64 Olympics. March - Jozsef Maszoly.
May - Chelsea v. Liverpool, F.A. Cup semi-final. September - John Connelly & Graham Williams. October - Geoff Hurst & Jack Charlton. November - Don Howe & Denis Law.
May - Bobby Charlton. June - Florian Albert. August - Alex Stepney.
September - Rattin & Gento. November - Len Badger
January - Nott'm F v Man Utd. March - Eusebio. May - Coleraine v. Ards
September - Chelsea v. Tottenham, F.A. Cup Final
January - Uwe Seeler. February - Phiippe Gondet. April - Lev Yashin. July - Fleury Di Nallo.
November - Chelsea v. Everton. December - Mario Coluna.
January - Mike O'Grady & Tommy Lawrence. March - Peter Collins & George Graham.
May - Beerschot v. Bauweraerts. June - Dave Webb. July - Bobby Charlton & Gianni Rivera.
September - Italy v. East Germany. December - Peter Thompson
LATER ISSUES - £2 each
1973 September - Denis Law/Preston (back cover)
1977 December - Farewell Pele/Robert Sara.
1978 October - David O'Leary/Everton. December - PSV Eindhoven/AC Milan
1979 February - Gordon McQueen/Sammy Nelson. May - John Robertson/Barcelona. September - Strasbourg/Hans Krankl & Allan Simonsen.
January - Ajax/Barcelona. April - Rumania/Peter Barnes
July - Dinamo Tblisi/Erich Burgener December - Lakhdar Belloumi/Terry Yorath.
May - Aston V. Dynamo Berlin/Zbigniew Boniek.
September - Terry Butcher & Stanislav Semen/Zico.
June - Zbiniew Boniek/Ludo Cocek. September - Brazil/Charlie Nicholas.
October - Luther Blissett/Chile.
March - Ian Rush/Hallvar Thoresen. April - Adrian Heath/Bryan Robson.
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
January - Independiente/Steve Sumner. February - Jose Percudani/Ricardo Gallego.
March - Amancio Amaro/Zbigniew Boniek. April - Barcelona/Sergio Brio.
May (E) - Kenny Dalglish & Paulo Rossi/JohnWark. June - Bradford, Saddest Sat/Jesper Olsen.
July - Kenny Dalglish/Bora Milutinovic. 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.
January - Bryan Robson/Pat Jennings. February - Michael Laudrup/Frank McAvennie.
March - Real Madrid/Carlos Hermosillo. April - Morocco/Bobby Robson.
May - K-H Rummenigge/Mark Hughes. June (WC) - McIlroy, Robson, Souness/England.
July (WC) - Mexico '86 Report/Anyo Sadkov. August - Diego Maradona/Jean-Marie Pfaff.
Sepetember - Ian Rush/Soren Lerby. October - Emilio Butragueno/Zico.
November - Nery Pumpido/Muller. December - Maradona/Trevor Steven & J. Valdano
January - Davie Cooper/Gary Mabbutt. February - Gary Lineker/Oscar Ruggeri.
March - Patrick Battiston/JVC ad. April - Preben Elkjaar/JVC ad
May - Scorates & Junior/British Caledonian ad. June - Cyrille Regis/St. Mirren.
July - Joao Pinto & Lothar Mattheus/Uwe Zoetzsche & 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. June - Ruud Gullit/AC Milan.
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 8/8/20