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England's Goalkeeper Uniforms

England's Goalkeeper Uniform
June1986 to October1988

1984 Yellow Uniform
1984 Grey Uniform
1986 Yellow Uniform
1988 Green Uniform
 
 

P 24 W 10 D 8 L 6 F 37:A 15
58% successful
14 clean sheets

Description
Grey jersey with diagonal grey and silver shadow-stripes on front and navy-blue pin-stripes with navy-blue shoulder pads/forearm pads/cuffs, navy-blue collar with grey trim, navy-blue Umbro diamond and England crest. Silver shorts and navy-blue seam pin-stripe. Grey socks with navy-blue trim and Umbro diamond.
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There cannot be many England goalkeeping kits more famous than this one. Worn by Peter Shilton on 22 June 1986 in the World Cup quarter-final at the Aztec Stadium in Mexico City, he rose to challenge Diego Maradona of Argentina and was beaten to the ball by Maradona's hand, which put Argentina into the lead. The striker later famously mocked his unwitting victims by claiming that it was the "Hand of God" and so acquired a reputation for deceit amongst England fans, despite his obvious brilliance in the second goal that clinched his team's victory on the day.

This kit was introduced for the 1986 World Cup and confirmed that grey (or silver) was now the first-choice colour for England’s goalkeepers. The shorts and socks had first appeared at the beginning of the season, against Romania at Wembley, when paired with the 1984 grey change jersey.

Because no other countries wore grey shirts, no change kit was necessary and this outfit was worn in every game up until the second match of the 1988 European Championship, when a new green jersey appeared.  This kit did make one further appearance, however, against Sweden, in October 1988.

A navy-blue number one adorned the back of the jersey, with a grey border, outlined in navy, and for the World Cup, a plain navy-blue number one was also worn on the left side of the shorts, above the Umbro logo - unlike the 1982 Finals, where the number was positioned on the right thigh.

Like the outfield 1986 World Cup shirts, Peter Shilton’s jersey initially had the words FIFA WORLD CUP MEXICO’86 underneath the emblem and these were removed after the tournament.

The photos above are of the actual jersey worn by Shilton against Argentina and they were kindly provided to us by Simon Shakeshaft, curator of the National Football Shirt Collection. Check out the England Match Shirts website for more England shirts from the Neville Evans Collection.

 

Matches in Which England Wore the 1986 Grey Goalkeeper Uniform
Season 1985-86

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Bobby Robson

World Cup Finals in Mexico
614 3 June 1986 - Portugal 1 England 0 [0-0]
Estadio Tecnológico, Monterrey (19,998)
Carlos Manuel NL
Peter Shilton wore this uniform, alongside England’s 1986 World Cup white uniform, against Portugal’s red shirts and green shorts.
615 6 June 1986 - England 0 Morocco 0 [0-0]
Estadio Tecnológico, Monterrey (22,600)
  ND
Wilkins
Peter Shilton wore this uniform, alongside England’s 1986 World Cup white uniform, against Morocco’s red shirts and red shorts.
616 11 June 1986 - England 3 Poland 0 [3-0]
Estadio Universitário de Nuevo León, Monterrey (22,600)
Lineker (3) NW
Peter Shilton wore this uniform, alongside England’s 1986 World Cup white uniform, against Poland’s red shirts and white shorts.
617 18 June 1986 - England 3 Paraguay 0 [1-0]
Estadio Azteca, Santa Úrsula, ciudad de México (98,728)
Lineker (2), Beardsley NW
Peter Shilton wore this uniform, alongside England’s 1986 World Cup white uniform, against Paraguay’s red and white striped shirts and white shorts.
618 22 June 1986 - Argentina 2 England 1 [0-0]
Estadio Azteca, Santa Úrsula, ciudad de México (114,580)
Maradona (2)
Lineker
NL
Peter Shilton wore this uniform, alongside England’s 1986 World Cup white uniform, against Argentina’s blue shirts and black shorts.
Season 1986-87
Friendly
619 10 September 1986 - Sweden 1 England 0 [0-0]
Söderstadion, Stockholm (15,646)
Ekström AL
Peter Shilton wore this uniform, alongside England’s 1984 white uniform, against Sweden’s yellow shirts and blue shorts.
European Championship Preliminaries
620 15 October 1986 - England 3 Northern Ireland 0 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (35,300)
Lineker (2), Waddle HW
Peter Shilton wore this uniform, alongside England’s 1984 white uniform, against Northern Ireland’s green shirts and white shorts.
621 12 November 1986 - England 2 Yugoslavia 0 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (60,000)
Mabbutt, Anderson HW
Chris Woods wore this uniform, alongside England’s 1984 white uniform, against Yugoslavia’s blue shirts and white shorts.
Friendly
622 18 February 1987 - Spain 2 England 4 [1-2]
El Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid (35,000)
Butragueño, Ramón
Lineker (4)
AW
Peter Shilton and Chris Woods wore this uniform, alongside England’s 1984 white uniform, against Spain’s red shirts and blue shorts.
European Championship Preliminaries
623 1 April 1987 - Northern Ireland 0 England 2 [0-2]
Windsor Park, Belfast (20,568/23,000)
Robson, Waddle AW
Peter Shilton and Chris Woods wore this uniform, alongside England’s 1984 white uniform, against Northern Ireland’s green shirts and white shorts.
624 29 April 1987 - Turkey 0 England 0 [0-0]
Atatürk Stadyumu, İzmir (22,000/25,000)
  AD
Chris Woods wore this uniform, alongside England’s 1984 white uniform, against Turkey’s red shirts and white shorts.
Rous Cup
625 19 May 1987 - England 1 Brazil 1 [1-1]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (92,000)
Lineker
Mirandinha
HD
Peter Shilton wore this uniform, alongside England’s 1987 white uniform, against Brazil’s yellow shirts and light blue shorts.
626 23 May 1987 - Scotland 0 England 0 [0-0]
Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow (64,713)
  AD
Chris Woods wore this jersey, alongside England’s 1987 white uniform, against Scotland’s blue shirts and white shorts. His shorts were the same as the outfield players.
Season 1987-88
Friendly
627 9 September 1987 - West Germany 3 England 1 [2-1]
Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf (50,000)
Littbarski (2), Wuttke
Lineker
AL
Peter Shilton wore this uniform, alongside England’s 1984 red uniform, against West Germany’s white shirts and black shorts.
European Championship Preliminaries
628 14 October 1987 - England 8 Turkey 0 [4-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (45,528)
J.Barnes (2), Lineker (3), Robson, Beardsley, Webb HW
Peter Shilton wore this uniform, alongside England’s 1987 white uniform, against Turkey’s red shirts and red shorts.
629 11 November 1987 - Yugoslavia 1 England 4 [0-4]
Stadion Crvena zvezda, Beograd (49,774/70,000)
Katanec
Beardsley, J.Barnes, Robson, Adams
AW
Peter Shilton wore this uniform, alongside England’s 1987 white uniform, against Yugoslavia’s blue shirts and white shorts.
Friendlies
630 17 February 1988 - Israel 0 England 0 [0-0]
The National Stadium, Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv (5,000/6,000)
  AD
Chris Woods wore this uniform, alongside England’s 1984 red uniform, against Yugoslavia’s blue shirts and white shorts.
631 23 March 1988 - England 2 Netherlands 2 [1-2]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (74,590)
Lineker, Adams
Adams OG, Bosman
HD
Peter Shilton wore this uniform, alongside England’s 1987 white uniform, against Netherlands’ orange shirts and white shorts.
632 27 April 1988 - Hungary 0 England 0 [0-0]
Népstadion, Budapest
(25,000/26,500)
  AD
Chris Woods wore this jersey, alongside England’s 1987 white uniform, against Hungary’s red shirts and white shorts. His shorts and socks were the same as the outfield players.
Rous Cup
633 21 May 1988 - England 1 Scotland 0 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (70,480)
Beardsley HW
Peter Shilton wore this uniform, alongside England’s 1987 white uniform, against Scotland’s navy shirts and white shorts.
634 24 May 1988 - England 1 Colombia 1 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (25,756)
Lineker
Escobar
HD
Peter Shilton wore this uniform, alongside England’s 1988 red uniform, against Colombia’s yellow shirts and blue shorts.
Friendly
635 28 May 1988 - Switzerland 0 England 1 [0-0]
Stade Olympique de la Pontaise, Lausanne (10,000)
Lineker AW
Peter Shilton and Chris Woods wore this uniform, alongside England’s 1987 white uniform, against Switzerland’s red shirts and white shorts.
European Championship Finals in West Germany
636 12 June 1988 - England 0 Republic of Ireland 1 [0-1]
Neckarstadion, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg (53,000/55,500)
Houghton NL
Peter Shilton wore this jersey, alongside England’s 1987 white uniform, against Republic of Ireland’s green shirts and white shorts. The shorts and socks were black, from the 1988 green uniform.
Season 1988-89
World Cup Preliminary
640 19 October 1988 - England 0 Sweden 0 [0-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (65,628)
  HD
Peter Shilton wore this jersey, alongside England’s 1987 white uniform, against Sweden’s yellow shirts and yellow shorts.

 

England's Record wearing the 1986 Grey Goalkeeper Uniform
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 8 4 3 1 18 4 +14 1 5 2.25 0.50 68.8 +3
Away 10 4 4 2 12 7 +5 5 6 1.20 0.70 60.0 +2
Neutral 6 2 1 3 7 4 +3 3 3 1.167 0.667 41.7 -1
Total 24 10 8 6 37 15 +22 9 14 1.542 0.625 58.3 +4

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