Football fashions of 1966

by Modculture 11 May, 2006

Football66 The picture to your right is Bobby Moore and Martin Peters having a wander near England’s team hotel in 1966, taken from a fantastic new book of unseen photos taken around the World Cup of 1966 – 1966 Uncovered.

Many aren’t taken on the football pitch – and that’s the really fascinating thing. Five main chapters are packed with pictures from the regional stages, then onto the knockout matches and the final.

It’s amazingly quirky – from Nobby Stiles buying records, Pele in the pouring rain of Bolton, the North Koreans watching Laurel and Hardy through to the Italians doing the full-on rat pack in Durham, the Germans in really cool knitted sports tops and all manner of strange locals to scare the players.

Expect a full review soon – certainly one to browse in your local bookshop.

  • Stephen Duncan

    Well dressed footballers!? Things have changed a bit!

  • Morgan Immesoete

    Youy know what’s fresh? Those American car racing team jackets from like, ’66-72. Carrrol Shelby’s “Cobra” team jackets especially. Not exactly a mod thing, but whatever. -Mo from Eugene, Oregon, U.S.A

  • julie

    my son has got 2 stamps for the 1966 england vs west gremany i was just wanted to know if you know how much they to buy so i could get him more they was his grndads as he when to the game