Soccer World was a newspaper famously unafraid of commenting on the difficulties faced by the local game in Australia. Led by pioneering editor, Andrew Dettre, Soccer World's attention to detail distinguished it as a publication of record, not just comment and match reports.


The paper was founded by Hungarian migrants in 1958, as St George Budapest Soccer Club had been in 1950. St George's "new Australians" would attend soccer matches for more than just the 90 minutes of action. It was a social outing for Hungarians (and others migrants) that became regular and safe. 


Before kick-off, the paper was sold by patrons volunteering at the club. Hungarians, try as they might, could not pronounce the W sound, replacing it with the more familiar V. Soccer World was pronounced Soccer Vorld. If you wandered around the stadium at the time, you would have heard cries of, "Soccer Vorld, Soccer Vorld!"


These nuances made up the fabric of soccer in Australia.

Soccer Vorld, Soccer Vorld! T-shirt

SKU: FC0000150
  • Specifications

    • Unisex, regular fit 
    • Crew neck 
    • Mid-weight, 180 GSM
    • 100% combed cotton
    • Neck ribbing, side seamed, shoulder to shoulder tape, double needle hems, preshrunk to minimise shrinkage
  • Size Chart

    Size S M L XL 2XL 3XL
    W 47 52 56.5 61 64 68
    L 71 75 78.5 82 83.5 85


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