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World Soccer (magazine)

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Editor  Gavin Hamilton
Frequency  Monthly
Year founded  1960
Categories  Sport
Publisher  IPC Media, Time Inc.
World Soccer (magazine)
Circulation  30,182 (ABC Jan - Dec 2013) Print and digital editions.

World Soccer is an English language football magazine published by IPC Media. The magazine was established in 1960. It specialises in the international football scene. Its regular contributing writers include Brian Glanville, Sid Lowe and Tim Vickery. World Soccer is a member of the European Sports Magazines (ESM), an umbrella group of similar magazines printed in other languages. Other members include A Bola, Don Balón, Kicker, La Gazzetta dello Sport and Sport Express. The members of this group elect a European "Team of the Month" and a European "Team of the Year".


Since 1982, World Soccer has also organised "Player of the Year", "Manager of the Year" and "Team of the Year" awards. In 2005 awards for the best "Young Player of the Year" and "Referee of the Year" were also introduced. In the December 1999 issue of World Soccer, a readers' poll listing the 100 greatest football players of the 20th century was published.

The magazine marked its 50th anniversary in 2010 with a series of articles looking back on the past 50 years in international soccer.


  • Malcolm Brodie
  • Paul Gardner
  • Brian Glanville
  • Mark Gleeson
  • Sid Lowe
  • James Piotr Montague
  • Tim Vickery
  • Jonathan Wilson
  • Young Player of the Year

  • 2005 – Robinho, Santos (30%)
  • 2006 – Lionel Messi, Barcelona (36%)
  • 2007 – Lionel Messi, Barcelona (48%)
  • 2008 – Lionel Messi, Barcelona & Argentina (44%)
  • 2009 – Sergio Agüero, Atlético Madrid & Argentina (45.1%)
  • 2010 – Thomas Müller, Bayern Munich & Germany (45.8%)
  • 2011 – Neymar, Santos & Brazil (29.2%)
  • Referee of the Year

  • 2005 – Pierluigi Collina (31%)
  • 2006 – Horacio Elizondo (39%)
  • Greatest XI of all time

    (Published in July 2013)

  • Goalkeeper: Lev Yashin
  • Defenders: Cafu, Paolo Maldini, Franz Beckenbauer, Bobby Moore
  • Midfielders: Diego Maradona, Zinedine Zidane, Johan Cruyff
  • Forwards: Pele, Messi, Alfredo di Stéfano
  • Greatest managers of all time

    The list is based on votes of 73 experts around the world. Every expert could choose five managers whom they considered the greatest.

    (Published July 2013)

    The following managers only received one vote (1.37%):

  • Luis Aragonés
  • Leo Beenhakker
  • Rafael Benítez
  • Marcelo Bielsa
  • Bob Bradley
  • Matt Busby
  • Jack Charlton
  • Kazimierz Górski
  • Jupp Heynckes
  • Gérard Houllier
  • Tomislav Ivić
  • Ștefan Kovács
  • Udo Lattek
  • Hugo Meisl
  • Otto Rehhagel
  • Carlos Alberto Parreira
  • Antoni Piechniczek
  • Nereo Rocco
  • Árpád Weisz
  • Arsène Wenger
  • Walter Winterbottom
  • The Greatest Players of the 20th century

    (Published December 1999)


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