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England's Goalkeeper Uniforms

England's Goalkeeper Uniform
1973

1970 Red Uniform
1972 Yellow Uniform
1974 Yellow Uniform
1976 Blue Uniform
 
 

P 3 W 0 D 1 L 2 F 1:A 5
17% successful
no clean sheets

Description  
Green shirts with round collar, red/black Umbro diamond and England crest.
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This green aertex jersey was introduced alongside England's yellow aertex kit for the 1973 end-of-season tour. Like the yellow goalkeeper's jersey, it included an Umbro double-diamond logo on the right breast.

Peter Shilton became the first England goalkeeper to wear a green jersey since the war. At the time, virtually every 'keeper in the Football League wore green, and Shilton was about to break the mould by wearing a dazzling all-white outfit for his club, Leicester City, in the following season.

The photo top left is of the jersey worn in a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Poland in a World Cup qualifier, a result that probably did more damage to England's hopes of making the following year's trip to Germany than the famous 1-1 draw in the return, four months later, at Wembley. It was kindly sent to us by Simon Shakeshaft, curator of the National Football Shirt Collection at England Match Shirts and is part of the Neville Evans Collection. Shilton is pictured top right in the very same jersey, before the Poland game.

 

Matches in Which England Wore the 1973 Green Goalkeeper Uniform
Season 1972-73

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Alf Ramsey

Friendly
471 27 May 1973 - Czechoslovakia 1 England 1 [0-0]
Stadión Letná, Praha (22,000)
Peter Shilton wore this jersey, alongside England's 1973 yellow uniform, against Czechoslovakia's red shirts, white shorts and blue socks.
World Cup Preliminary
472 6 June 1973 - Poland 2 England 0 [1-0]
Stadion Slaski, Chorzów (73,714)
Peter Shilton wore this jersey, alongside England's 1973 yellow uniform, against Poland's white shirts, red shorts and white socks.
Italian F.A. 75th Anniversary Match
474 14 June 1973 - Italy 2 England 0 [1-0]
Stadio Comunale di Torino, Torino (60,000)
Peter Shilton wore this jersey, alongside England's 1973 yellow uniform, against Italy's blue shirts, white shorts and blue socks.

 

England's Record wearing the 1973 Green Goalkeeper Uniform
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away 3 0 1 2 1 5 -4 2 0 0.333 1.667 16.7 -2
Total 3 0 1 2 1 5 -4 2 0 0.333 1.667 16.7 -2

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