all-red garb was the last of the
multi-coloured kits worn by England's goalkeepers in the 1990s. After
this kit, which appeared in the Euro '96 semi-final, sanity was thankfully
restored and a more sober and traditional image was portrayed in successive
A red jersey had not
been worn by an England 'keeper since 1970. This uniform only ever
appeared alongside the similarly unpopular indigo blue uniform, which was a
change to the usual policy of only changing the keeper's uniform when there
was a colour clash with the keeper's uniform.
From the 1996 European
Championship onwards, each player's number appeared on both the front of the
shirt, underneath the emblem, and on the right thigh of the shorts, above the
emblem. For the duration of the Euro '96 tournament, surnames were added to
the back of the shirt, above the number, and for the first time in England's
history, logos were sewn onto the upper outer arms of the shirt. In common
with all the teams competing in the tournament, the left arm featured UEFA's
Fair Play logo, whilst the Euro '96 tournament logo adorned the right arm.
The number 22 jersey above
was issued to Ian Walker for the Euro '96 tournament.
Walker's jersey appears by kind permission of the National Football
Shirt Collection (England Match Shirts),
also part of the Neville Evans Collection (curator Simon Shakeshaft).