Shoot… 1970s football goal-scoring action with added facial hair!

This football game released by the Meccano company during the late 1970s in France required you to take control of an Adidas-clad toy footballer who tried to scored goals against your opponent who operated a (less-than-impressive) goalkeeper.

France. Pif Gadget. 1978.

France. Pif Gadget. 1978.

Our goal-scoring hero – with his Errol Flynn / Clark Gable-esque pencil moustache – certainly makes for a stylish presence on the penalty spot. His flocked hair makes you think immediately of Action Man / G.I. Joe, as well as his football strip done out in full Adidas style. Alternative coloured jerseys were available made in the colours of French teams. There’s no way this goal scorer can fail to rock!

A flock (hair) of seagulls (Cantona).

A flock (hair) of seagulls (Cantona).

 

The same cannot be said for the poor goalkeeper who has to make do being a cardboard cutout. He does get a funky moustache though.

 

Cardboard cutout goalie ready to move left or right in dramatic penelty-saving cup action!

Cardboard cutout goalie ready to move left or right in dramatic penalty-saving cup action!

Shoot box detail.

Shoot box detail.

France. Pif Gadget. 1978.

France. Pif Gadget. 1978.

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