The iconic music magazine has sadly announced it will cease printing its weekly publication after 66 years.
We’ve looked back at seven times there was a link to football, but no doubt there are many more, so tweet us with your favourites at @planetfutebol.
The tragic death of Regis earlier this year saw this cover
Cyrille Regis on the cover of the NME. pic.twitter.com/kY78E5kbVQ
— Matt Hill (@gethill) January 16, 2018
As explained by Graeme Le Saux, Nevin is one of the coolest footballers of all time. The former Chelsea winger once reviewed the singles in the magazine.
Pat Nevin reviews the singles in NME. (1984) pic.twitter.com/vx3aJLu4kf
— PictureThis Scotland (@74frankfurt) February 18, 2018
And he was also interviewed as ‘the first post-punk footballer’.
The Libs were one of the magazine’s most important bands of the millennium, and Pete Doherty graced the band’s first cover with an, erm, ‘customised’ 1982 England shirt.
Throwback Thursday #Tbt
The Libertines NME cover – 2002 pic.twitter.com/qSDk2213gh
— Proper Music (@propermusicmag) February 1, 2018
We have absolutely no idea why Teddy Sheringham, Christian Dailly and Jimmy Walker (we think) were at the 2006 NME Awards. But we’re glad they were.
You’ve seen those pictures of the Gallaghers in the Brother Manchester City shirts, but they made for a lovely cover.
— ManchesterMusic (@ManchesterMusi3) December 30, 2017
Crouchy is known for loving his guitar music, and the striker rocked up to the awards in 2014 and 2015. He sported a pretty fetching coat at the 2014 after party.
Dean Ashton’s career was cruelly cut short.
Fair play to the Brazil fan dressed as a sticker.
This is outstanding.
Five penalties were given, but only three scored.
His free-kicks alone were worth the entrance fee.
Juan Carlos Valeron was a true footballing artist.
Unexpected from Argentina’s main man.
Now we’re truly underway.
Some high praise indeed for the new Leeds boss.