Welcome to Charles Buchan's Football Monthly

Welcome to our website dedicated to all things to do with the vintage football magazine called Charles Buchan's Football Monthly.


Welcome to Charles Buchan's Football MonthlyThis magazine was the worlds first football magazine!

You will see that we also sell non Charles Buchan football books and memorabilia but the emphasis here is on the great man and the iconic magazine. On this site we sell the original magazines, we are not the owners of the copyright.

Charlie Buchan was an England international before and after the First World War, and then became a journalist. Click here for a history of Charles Buchan.

The first issue came out over 50 years ago in September 1951. The first words written were "Our object is to provide a publication that will be worthy of our National game and the grand sportsmen who play and watch it".

And so it proved.

Caricature
Charles Buchan: caricature
in Sunderland strip
<< Click on the image for a larger view.

The first issue has started changing hands for £85.00 and the magazines are becoming increasingly collectable - not bad for something that originally cost 7½p (1s/6d).

It ran for just under 23 years in 3 different incarnations finally ceasing in June 1974.
  • Issues 1-240 Charles Buchan's Football Monthly
  • Issues 241-264 Football Monthly
  • Issues 265-274 Football Monthly Digest

Charles Buchan's Football Monthly is a unique record of the golden years of British football from post war years to the dark days of the seventies - when the Premiership didn't exist and England had a team that could win the World Cup.

A complete set of Football Monthly represents an excellent investment and contains many important moments from British Football