• Peter Berthoud

Goal (1st Edition)

Updated: Sep 4

Goal Card Game, Pepys Series


First Published: 1960, Pepys Series, Publisher: Castell Brothers Ltd., St. Cross Street, London

Illustrator or Designer: Assistance from football clubs acknowledged in rules.


Contents: 44 Cards, 2 Card Formation Sheets + Rules Booklet


Goal (1st Edition) Box Front With Title Card
Goal (1st Edition) Box Front With Title Card

"The pack consists of 44 Soccer players, each in the playing colours of a famous club. The cards also show club names, grounds, nicknames (if any) and, where it has been possible to obtain permission to reproduce them, their crests (if any)."


There are 2 Goal keepers, 4 each of the other positions from 1-10 and 2 Free Kicks.


Goal Cards: Goalkeepers: Swansea Town & Luton Town, Number 2s: Blackburn Rovers, Tottenham Hotspur, Heart of Midlothian, Middlesborough, Number 3s: The Celtic, Ipswich Town, Huddersfield Town.

Goal Cards: Goalkeepers: Swansea Town & Luton Town, Number 2s: Blackburn Rovers, Tottenham Hotspur, Heart of Midlothian, Middlesborough, Number 3s: The Celtic, Ipswich Town, Huddersfield Town.


Goal Cards: 3:Nottingham Forest 4s: Chelsea, Birmingham City, Leeds United, Derby County, 5s: Preston North End, Fulham, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Bristol Rovers.

Goal Cards: 3:Nottingham Forest 4s: Chelsea, Birmingham City, Leeds United, Derby County, 5s: Preston North End, Fulham, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Bristol Rovers.


Goal Cards: 6s: Cardiff City, Burnley, Bolton Wanderers, West Bromwich Albion, 7s: Manchester City, Hibernians, Brighton & Hove Albion, Barnsley, 8: Arsenal.

Goal Cards: 6s: Cardiff City, Burnley, Bolton Wanderers, West Bromwich Albion, 7s: Manchester City, Hibernians, Brighton & Hove Albion, Barnsley, 8: Arsenal.


Goal Cards: 8s: Portsmouth, Grimsby Town, Everton, 9s: Aston Villa, Sunderland, Newcastle United, Leicester City, 10s: Manchester United, Charlton Athletic.

Goal Cards: 8s: Portsmouth, Grimsby Town, Everton, 9s: Aston Villa, Sunderland, Newcastle United, Leicester City, 10s: Manchester United, Charlton Athletic.


Goal Cards: 10s: Liverpool, Blackpool, 11s: The Rangers, Sheffield United, Bristol City, West Ham United, Free Kicks: Sheffield Wednesday, Stoke City

Goal Cards: 10s: Liverpool, Blackpool, 11s: The Rangers, Sheffield United, Bristol City, West Ham United, Free Kicks: Sheffield Wednesday, Stoke City



Shortly after release a number of corrections and updates needed to be made. Clubs did change strip fairly regularly even back in the 1960s and there were also some mistakes. The following cards were revised for the 2nd Edition:


In Edition 1:

3 Celtic have no hoops on the shirt

3 Ipswich's sleeves are solid blue

4 Leeds' shirt is blue

5 Bristol is wearing a striped shirt

9 Leicester have a blue shirt

10 Liverpool sport white shorts


Should you wish to spend an afternoon, as I did, looking at the historic strips of 44 football clubs and trying to spot any errors or updates that would have been needed in the early 1960s www.historicalkits.co.uk is just the sort of site you might like.


One error that I haven't seen mentioned before is that the card backs have been printed upside down. The rules show the ball travelling into the net, upwards from left to right, but the card backs in the 1st Edition show the ball moving downwards from right to left. This was corrected in the 2nd Edition, there the rules and card backs match as intended. Another example of a game having upside down backs is 'Planes.


The pack featured here was part of Rex Pitts' personal collection.


Game & Version Details



Goal 1st Ed. - Card Back



Goal 1st Ed. - Rules Front



Goal 1st Ed. - Card Formation Sheets



Goal 1st Ed. - Rules Back


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Goal 1st Ed. - Box Back



Goal 1st Ed. - Box Top



Goal 1st Ed. - Box Side Left



Goal 1st Ed. - Box Base



Goal 1st Ed. - Box Side Right



​Goal 1st Ed. - Box Back With Flap