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 are pleased to able to offer some fresh 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 the majority of these have come from a batch which were originally sent to the editorial office of national newspaper, and a number therefore have an address label on the front or back cover. 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 June (WC) - Brazil/Umbro (Scotland kit) ad. October - David O'Leary/Everton
December - PSV Eindhoven/AC Milan
1979 February - Gordon McQueen/Sammy Nelson.
March - Austria v. Brazil, '78 World Cup/Deportivo Cali.
April - Peter Barnes/River Plate. May - John Robertson/Barcelona. July - USA/Beveren.
August - Trevor Francis/Real Madrid September - Strasbourg/Hans Krankl & Allan Simonsen. November - Valencia/Rover Plate v. Boca Juniors.
January - Ajax/Barcelona. April - Rumania/Peter Barnes
October - Ricky Villa & John Robertson/Andrey Jeliazkov
July - Dinamo Tblisi/Erich Burgener August - Gordon Cowans & Colin Ross/Penarol.
September - Morocco/Hans Krankl October - Trevor Francis/Ipswich.
November - Joe Jordan/Hector Chumpitaz. December - Lakhdar Belloumi/Terry Yorath.
May - Aston V. Dynamo Berlin/Zbigniew Boniek.
September - Terry Butcher & Stanislav Semen/Zico.
April - Michel Platini/England. May - Roberto Falcao & Diego Maradona/Klaus Fisher.
June - Zbiniew Boniek/Ludo Cocek. July - Watford v. Nott'm F/Ricardo Gareca & Jaun Lopez.
August - Aberdeen/Jose Alesanko. September - Brazil/Charlie Nicholas.
October - Luther Blissett/Chile. November - Charlie Nicholas/Glenn Hoddle.
December - Zico/Michel Platini.
January - Michel Platini/Norman Whiteside. February - Hugo de Leon/Blissett & Francis.
March - Ian Rush/Hallvar Thoresen. April - Adrian Heath/Bryan Robson.
May - Bruno Conti/Graeme Souness. June - K-H Rummenigge & Platini/Jesper Olsen.
July - Graeme Souness/Bryan Robson. August - Michel Platini/Rodolfo Rodriguez.
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.
August - Diego Maradona/Francisco Clos. September - Steve Archibald/Georges Bregy
October - Giuseppe Galderisi & Pietro Vierchowod/Frankie 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
April - Guiseppe Gianni/Paul McStay. May - Careca/Juventus.
August - Spain v. Denmarl/Poland. September - Arsenal/Johnny Ekstrom
October - Robert Prytz/Ian Rush November - Rudi Voller/Italy action.
January - Mathias Herget & Gianluca Vialli/England
February - Hans van Breuklen/Paul Gascoigne. March - Olaf Thon/Tony Cottee
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/Firoentina 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.
June (WC) Italia 90 cover/Clubcall ad July (WC) - Germans triumph/Classic Images ad.
November - Richard Witschge/Football '91 ad. December - Lothar Mattheus/Juventus.
January - Ruud Gullit/Arsenal. February - Tomas Brolin/Rangers.
March - Mark Hughes/Chelsea video ad. April - Paul Futre/(Britannia Music ad)
May - Chris Waddle/Corinthians. June - Lee Sharpe/Clubcall ad
July - Gianluca Vialli/Finland August - Copa America action/Mizuno ad
September - Darko Pancev/Clubcall ad October - Paul Gascoigne/Clubcall ad
November - Stuart Pearce/Clubcall ad December - Jean Pierre Papin/Mexicam Wall
March - Dean Saunders/Barcelona. April - Benfica/Red Star Belgrade & Fluminese.
May - Laudrup & Vialli/Ajax & Torino. June - Gary Lineker/Barcelona & Sampdoria.
July - Denmark Shock Europe/Denmark & Germany.
August - Olympic Football action/Leeds & Stuttgart. October - Diego Maradona/Mycil ad.
November - Ally McCoist/European Cup cartoon. December - Marco van Basten/Mycil ad.
January - Sao Paulo/Marseille. February - Alan Shearer/Mycil ad.
March - Guiseppe Signori/Mycil ad April - Italian Football Special
May - Chris Waddle/Holland. June - Champions League preview/Lotto ad.
July - Marseille/Lotto ad. August - Argentina v. Mexico/Lotto (AC Milan) ad.
October - Michael Laudrup/Lotto (AC Milan) ad
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