Man had just landed on the moon. England were still World Cup holders. And Shoot was launched onto newsagents’ shops.
It was August 1969 when the A4-sized publication kick-started a whole new ball game for football magazines.
The weekly news-magazine with a mixture of colour and black white pictures captured the attention of fans everywhere and became a firm favourite for generations of Dads and Lads.
England’s World Cup-winning captain Bobby Moore was Shoot’s star contributor. The West Ham defender’s picture appeared on the cover of the very first edition and over many years his views and comments were a prominent part of the magazine.
One of the country’s most respected players and one of the most cultured defenders ever to grace the beautiful game, Moore was quite simply an outstanding professional.
Fans everywhere appreciated his amazing abilities to read the game and to play with total composure and efficiency.
Even today many defenders want to follow in the footsteps of the elegant centre-half who has a statue in his honour outside the new Wembley Stadium.
Sadly, Bobby Moore’s life was cut short in 1993 when, at the age of just 51, he died from cancer. Shoot is proud to be linked with the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK, set up by Bobby’s widow, Stephanie, and supported by the England football team.
This section allows you to take a trip down memory lane and take a look at some classic Shoot features.