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The 1970 FIFA World Cup, the ninth staging of the World Cup, was held in Mexico, from 31 May to 21 June. Mexico was chosen as the host nation by FIFA in October 1964. The 1970 tournament was the first World Cup hosted in North America, and the first held outside South America and Europe. In a match-up of two-time World Cup champions, the final was won by Brazil, who beat Italy 4-1. With their third World Cup triumph, Brazil were allowed to keep the Jules Rimet Trophy permanently.
The Brazilian team, featuring Pelé (who was in his fourth and final World Cup), Carlos Alberto, Clodoaldo, Gérson, Jairzinho, Rivelino, and Tostão, is usually regarded as the greatest attacking World Cup team ever. They won all of their 6 games on the way to the title, and had also won all of their 6 qualifying games on their way to Mexico. This tournament saw the return of free-flowing, attacking play after the physical battles of 1962 and 1966, and is still considered by many fans to be the finest World Cup in history.
PANINI Publishing Ltd
MEXICO 70 Campeonato Mundial De Futbol
Coloured, unnumbered series of player portraits. This edition is usually seen with ENGLISH - FRENCH - GERMAN text in RED on the reverse.
The Rare Italian edition cards can be found with GREEN text on reverse.
Size 75x53mm PRICE GUIDE: £2.00 Red text - £5.00 Green text
PRICE GUIDE: £12.00
Italian issue. Coloured, numbered series of caricatures of which only a few relate to football. Special album issued to accompany the series. Inscribed on reverse "Pinted in Italy by Edizioni Panini - Modena"
Size 69x48mm PRICE GUIDE: £4.00
Date: 31 May 1970 to 21 June 1970
Final: 21 June 1970
Goals Scored: 95 (average 3.0 per match)
Attendance: 1,603,975 (average 50,124)
Third: West Germany
Golden Shoe: Gerd MUELLER (West Germany)
BAB (Souvenir Company)
161. Bobby Moore
1970 World Cup Stars
Anonymous series of 12, 1970 World Cup player circles. Round stickers with the player's
head and name above and Counntry below image. Plain backs. Very rare!
Size 60mm dia. PRICE GUIDE: £12.00
James Vance Travel Ltd
1970 World Cup travel brochure consisting of 6 pages with Geoff Hurst pictured on the cover. Itinery of all the available tours to Mexico the cost and tours with a message from Geoff Hurst of West Ham and England on the back
(Country of Origin)
1970 World Cup Players
Anonymous series of 100?, 1970 World Cup players printed onto Tin Plate circles. Round with the player's head and name and Counntry around image.
Plain backs. Very rare!
Size 38mm dia. PRICE GUIDE: £8.00
Bobby Moore : England
97. Bobby Moore : Inglaterra
ANGLO CONFECTIONERY Ltd
World Cup 1970 : Learn the Game
Numbered series of 48 cards. Line drawings, depicting various skills and aspects of the game, with descriptive text. Inscribed on front "LEARN THE GAME", playing colours of World Cup teams to reverse.
Size 77x56mm PRICE GUIDE: £1.00
Chosen for England Badge
4. Bobby Moore 12. Geoff Hurst 18. Martin Peters
FKS PUBLISHERS Ltd
Coloured, numbered series of 272 stickers. Sold in envelope packets containing seven stamps for 6d.
A special album was issued to coincide with the World Cup priced 2s 6d, including the 30-man England squad and 16 players from each of the other qualifying countries.
Size 71x50mm PRICE GUIDE: £1.50 WRAPPER £10.00
Mexico 70 World Cup Soccer Stars
Printed by: The Berkshire Printing Co. Ltd. Reading, England
Published by: F.K.S. Publishers Ltd. 18 Soho Square, London
13. Geoff Hurst 18. Bobby Moore 23. Martin Peters
DAILY MAIL (Newspaper)
World Cup Wallchart
Coloured, unnumbered series of 28 stickers. Daily Mail produced a large colour World Cup Wallchart.
The wallchart however only has spaces for the 22 members of the England squad. Issued as a single sheet.
Size PRICE GUIDE: £5.00
DAILY SKETCH (Newspaper)
Coloured, numbered series of 40 cards. Cards issued in strips of 5 players by collecting special coupons which appeared in the Daily Sketch. England World Cup candidates plus international stars. 16 page album issued to accompany the series.
Size when cut 68x36mm PRICE GUIDE: £2.00
1. Bobby Moore
England's most successful captain. He not only led the side to World Cup victory, but captained West Ham when they won the F.A. Cup and European Cup Winners' Cup in successive seasons. Sir Alf Ramsey, who uses superlatives like a miser uses money, calls him "Magnificent". From a boy he was destined for success. He was an England youth international at centre-half, a postion he is sometimes forced to play for his club. His international career started in Lima where England played Peru in 1962. He has played in every world Cup match since.
32. Geoff Hurst
Thirty-two caps. son of a professional footballer, and born at Aston-under-Lyne. Hurst earned his first cap in 1966. He didn't make the World Cup team until the quarter-final against Argentina and at once hit the headlines by scoring the winning goal. From this spectacular springboard he dived into the World Cup record books by becoming the only player ever to score three goals in a final (against west Germany). Hurst began his playing days at West Ham as a wing-half, but became a strong and brilliant front runner.
33. Martin Peters
Earned his first of 32 England caps just before the last World Cup, scored the second goal against west Germany in the final. Born at Plaistow, played as a schoolboy for Dagenham, London, Essex and England. Joined West Ham as an apprentice professional in May 1959 and made his first Football League appearance against Cardiff City on Good Friday 1962. as a player Peters is athletic rather than muscular and although he spends most of his time playing deep he almost slides into dangerous positions. Once in range he has a "killer" shot. If he reaches his peak in Mexico he could become one of the most outstanding world Cup players.
A&BC CHEWING GUM Co.
Unnumbered series of 37 cards. Gold borders, with World Cup illustration at right base corner to front. BLACK and PURPLE BACK.
Size 81x56mm - Two variations
Embossed World Cup at base - PRICE GUIDE: £4.00
NOT Embossed - PRICE GUIDE: £6.00
SAMMELABEN BEIM EINZELHANDLER ERHALTLICH (Germany)
Bobby Moore exchanges pennants with Uwe Seeler
Terry Paine & Martin Peters
Wolfgang Weber scores to make it 2-2
Bobby Moore appeals
Bobby Moore collects World Cup from Her Majesty the Queen
Weltmeisterschafts Mexico 70
34. Bobby Moore
Fussballweisterschaft Mexico 70
83. Martin Peters
84. Geoff Hurst
IPC MAGAZINES Ltd
1970 World Cup Wallchart
Series of 4 gummed backed paper inserts for insertion onto wallchart. Two sheets consist 4 World Cup players and country flags, the other two sheets just 4 World Cup players.
Given free with the Valiant comic.
Player size when cut: 67x42mm - Flags: 19x14mm
DAILY SKETCH (Newspaper)
World Cup Transfers
Coloured, series of 28 World Cup player transfers. Issued as two sheets of 14 players.
Size when cut: 38x38mm PRICE GUIDE: £5.00
Dick Bruijnesteijn was a Dutch comic artist and cartoonist. In his work, sport was a recurrent theme. In the 1970's and 80's he had a daily newspaper strip in many Dutch newspapers with Appie Happie, a comic about a football team, which he gained his greatest fame.
World Cup Footballers
SEMIC PRESS (Sweden)
Similar set of 272 stickers to the FKS Publishers Ltd version above.
Sticker numbers are different.
88. Geoff Hurst 91. Bobby Moore 94. Martin Peters
World Cup Souvenir
"OK VIP" Collection
Sir Alf Ramsey's World Cup Guide
EDITORIAL AS (Spain)
4. Bobby Moore
FUTBOL INTERNACIONAL (Argentina)
5. Martin Peters
9. Geoff Hurst
1970 World Cup
Anonymous series of ?, This set was issued in Eastern Europe (possible Yugoslavia)
4. Bobby Moore