World Soccer (magazine)

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World Soccer
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Editor Gavin Hamilton
Categories Sport
Frequency Monthly
Circulation 30,182 (ABC Jan - Dec 2013)[1]
Print and digital editions.
Publisher IPC Media, Time Inc.
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Website www.WorldSoccer.com

World Soccer is an English language football magazine published by IPC Media. 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.[2] In 2005 awards for the best "Young Player of the Year" and "Referee of the Year" were also introduced.[2] 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.

Writers/Correspondents[edit]

Award winners[edit]

Young Player of the Year[edit]

World Team of the Year[edit]

Greatest XI of all time[edit]

(Published July, 2013)[12]

Referee of the Year[edit]

The Greatest Players of the 20th century[edit]

(Published December 1999)[13]

# Player
1 Brazil Pelé
2 Argentina Diego Maradona
3 Netherlands Johan Cruyff
4 Germany Franz Beckenbauer
5 France Michel Platini
6 ArgentinaSpain Alfredo Di Stéfano
7 HungarySpain Ferenc Puskás
8 Northern Ireland George Best
9 Netherlands Marco van Basten
10 Portugal Eusébio
11 Soviet Union Lev Yashin
12 England Bobby Charlton
13 Brazil Ronaldo
14 England Bobby Moore
15 Germany Gerd Müller
16 Italy Roberto Baggio
17 England Stanley Matthews
18 Brazil Zico
19 Italy Franco Baresi
20 Brazil Garrincha
21 Italy Paolo Maldini
22 Scotland Kenny Dalglish
23 Argentina Gabriel Batistuta
24 France Eric Cantona
25 Romania Gheorghe Hagi
# Player
26 Brazil Romário
27 Brazil Jairzinho
28 France Zinedine Zidane
29 Netherlands Ruud Gullit
30 Wales John Charles
31 Germany Lothar Matthäus
32 England Gordon Banks
33 Germany Jürgen Klinsmann
34 Netherlands Dennis Bergkamp
35 Germany Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
36 England Gary Lineker
37 Italy Giuseppe Meazza
38 Brazil Rivelino
39 Brazil Didi
40 Wales Ian Rush
41 Denmark Peter Schmeichel
Italy Paolo Rossi
43 Liberia George Weah
44 England Michael Owen
45 France Just Fontaine
46 England Duncan Edwards
47 Italy Dino Zoff
48 Bulgaria Hristo Stoichkov
49 England David Beckham
50 England Tom Finney
# Player
51 Brazil Rivaldo
52 Argentina Claudio Caniggia
53 Brazil Tostão
54 Netherlands Frank Rijkaard
55 Paraguay José Luis Chilavert
56 England Kevin Keegan
57 England Paul Gascoigne
58 Cameroon Roger Milla
59 Denmark Michael Laudrup
60 Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko
61 France David Ginola
England Glenn Hoddle
Brazil Sócrates
64 Brazil Roberto Carlos
England Alan Shearer
66 Argentina Daniel Passarella
67 Croatia Davor Šuker
68 England Dixie Dean
Hungary Sándor Kocsis
Uruguay Juan Alberto Schiaffino
Italy Christian Vieri
72 Argentina Mario Kempes
Netherlands Johan Neeskens
Italy Luigi Riva
=75 Uruguay José Nasazzi
# Player
=75 Germany Günter Netzer
77 Italy Alessandro Del Piero
Colombia Carlos Valderrama
79 Spain Ricardo Zamora
80 Uruguay Enzo Francescoli
81 Netherlands Edgar Davids
Spain Francisco Gento
83 Scotland Jim Baxter
Brazil Falcão
Wales Ryan Giggs
Germany Sepp Maier
87 Poland Zbigniew Boniek
Northern Ireland Pat Jennings
Hungary György Sárosi
90 Italy Giacinto Facchetti
91 Scotland Alan Hansen
France Raymond Kopa
England Bryan Robson
East Germany Germany Matthias Sammer
95 HungarySpain Ladislao Kubala
Wales Neville Southall
97 Brazil Gérson
98 Portugal Paulo Futre
Denmark Preben Elkjær
100 Brazil Bebeto

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ABC Certificates and Reports: World Soccer". Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "World Soccer Awards: Previous Winners". World Soccer. 15 December 2011. Retrieved 11 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "World Soccer Awards: Previous Winners". World Soccer. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c "Cristiano Ronaldo wins World Soccer award". World Soccer. 11 December 2008. Retrieved 7 October 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Messi voted World Soccer Player of the Year". World Soccer. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 7 October 2011. 
  6. ^ a b c d "Xavi voted World Soccer Player of the Year" (Press release). World Soccer. 16 December 2010. Archived from the original on 4 January 2011. Retrieved 15 December 2011. 
  7. ^ a b c d "Lionel Messi voted World Soccer's Player of the Year". World Soccer. 15 December 2011. 
  8. ^ a b "Lionel Messi wins World Soccer Player of the Year award!". World Soccer. 14 December 2012. 
  9. ^ a b c "Cristiano Ronaldo is World Soccer’s Player of the Year 2013". World Soccer. 12 December 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  10. ^ "2007 World Soccer Awards: Kaka wins World Player of the Year award". World Soccer. Archived from the original on 5 January 2011. Retrieved 12 December 2008. 
  11. ^ "Cristiano Ronaldo wins World Soccer award". World Soccer. 11 December 2008. Retrieved 12 December 2008. 
  12. ^ "The Greatest XI". 
  13. ^ "England Player Honours – World Soccer Players of the Century". World Soccer. England Football Online. Retrieved 11 January 2012. 

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