The first sports magazine in the world saw the light in far 1886 in the U.S. Today this sphere is filled with numberless editions in many countries. Part of them are global editions and every sports fan knows their names. So, let us show you a list of the best sports magazines of all time.
This famous magazine had its first issue appeared in 1954 thanks to the hard work of Henry Luce, a founder of the edition. This sports periodical press was the first one that had a number of copies of more than 1 000 000. Today’s popularity of Sports Illustrated is much more with 3 000 000 subscribers and 23 000 000 readers weekly. Two-times winner of the National Magazine Award has also had several niche editions, for example, for young readers and for swimming lovers.
ESPN The Magazine
ESPN sports network is publishing based in Bristol of the USA. This magazine was published for the first time in March of 1998. The publishing was weekly until 2016 when it was decided to publish it only 24 times per year. But today it has only 12 electronic issues annually because the paper edition doesn’t exist anymore. Sports fans will find here reviews, analytics, and other useful content about the NHL, NFL, NBA, and MLS.
Since 1966 this monthly edited magazine has been inspiring runners from all corners of the globe. More than 710 thousand readers buy the magazine every month. Besides, it had 3 nominations for National Magazine Award and its team was once named the most creative one.
A popular edition which specialization is outdoor activities. The first issue of the monthly magazine was born in September of 1977. More than 686 thousand subscribers are a fan-base of the periodical issue. Active rest and travel are the key themes of Outside’s content.
Australian magazine is renowned for its professional, colorful, and vivid reviews of plenty of events. This allowed them to get the title of Magazine of the Year twice in 2000 and 2004. Freelancers are the biggest power of this magazine; they provide readers with the best content and pictures of the highest quality since 1991. Inside Sport isn’t only a sportive magazine but it also reviews popular models.
One of the first sports magazines that has been working since 1886 is a weekly American edition. It started as a baseball reviewer that caused the name “The Bible of Baseball” but nowadays it covers all popular kinds of sport and provides subscribers with digital content in four countries.
If you’re fond of tennis here’s a great magazine personally about tennis. The popularity of this sport in the 1950s required a periodical issue, so the first copies were published in August 1954. 600 thousand copies monthly with a total number of 8 issues annually is an impressive result of a tennis-only sports magazine. You can purchase a paper or digital version of Tennis and get up-to-date information about this sport.
What else country could found a special baseball edition except for the USA? Publishing the home of the edition is Gurnee that is located in Illinois. Baseball America is old enough born in August of 1942 and appears to be the oldest one worldwide. 6 issues are an annual edition’s kit of this magazine that includes detailed statistics of teams and players and letter section for the most loyal followers.
New York-based magazine devoted to the golf industry has been published since April 1959. The popularity of this sport is shown in numbers: 1 400 000 active readers are waiting for a new issue. The edition founded an award called Golfer for top sportsmen of the world. Furthermore, the magazine offers the best golf courses in the U.S. and other countries every year.
A basketball only magazine that was founded in 1994. It has a mission to make content related to the National Basketball League, college basketball, streetball, and history of the game. Slam is edited in paper and digital versions.