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England's Goalkeeper Uniforms

England's Goalkeeper Uniform
February2001 to October2002

1999 Yellow Uniform
1999 Green Uniform
2002 Blue Uniform
2002 Yellow Uniform
 
 

P 16 W 3 D 6 L 2 F 17:A 14
69% successful
6
clean sheets

Description

Black shirt with thin red stripe along front of crew-neck collar and thin white stripe along back of collar. Thick red stripe along shoulders and down sleeves, with thin red stripe around outer cuffs. Thin white stripe around inner and lower sleeves, running down to cuffs beyond either side of the thin red stripe and meeting below armpits in an arc. Embroidered emblem on left breast, with 'ENGLAND' in capitalised white lettering inside a navy blue panel above the emblem. Two embroidered white concentric diamonds on right breast, with a registered trademark in white, placed underneath the gap between the left point of each diamond. White number one on reverse and in centre of chest, in same font as outfield shirts. Surname in an arc in capitalised white lettering above number on reverse in same font as the numbers. Match details embroidered in white underneath number on chest in following format:

ENGLAND

v

SWEDEN

2򉼮002

Black shorts with white seams ending with a thick red stripe running around the reverse of the hem. Red shard running from the waistband, alongside the white seams and narrowing to a point midway down. Two embroidered white concentric diamonds on left thigh, with a registered trademark in white, placed underneath the gap between the left point of each diamond. White number, in the same font as on the shirt, above the Umbro logo on left thigh.  Embroidered emblem on right thigh with 'ENGLAND' in capitalised white lettering inside a navy blue panel above the emblem. Black socks, with 'ENGLAND' in capitalised white lettering inside a broad white hoop, with a thin red hoop along the lower edge. Two large white concentric diamonds on calf.

Variations
  • Nigel Martyn wore number 13 against Spain and Korea Republic.
  • David James wore number 22 against Mexico and Korea Republic and number 13 against Netherlands (twice) and Italy.
  • Richard Wright wore number 22 against Netherlands.
  • The surname and match details did not appear on the shirt for the first seven games in which it was worn.
  • For the three games played in the 2002 World Cup final tournament, England had the 2002 FIFA WORLD CUP KOREA JAPAN logo sewn onto the right sleeve.
  • The names of England's opponents, as they appeared in the match details, were ARGENTINA, BRAZIL, DENMARK, GREECE, HOLLAND, ITALY, SLOVAKIA, SOUTH KOREA and SWEDEN. England were named first in the home fixtures (against Greece, Italy and Sweden), plus the World Cup fixture against Brazil. In the other five fixtures in which the match details were displayed, England's name appeared second.
  • When match details were displayed for the first time, against Greece, a leading zero was used in the date (06102001). For all other games played on dates where the day or month was in single figures, no leading zeroes were used in the details displayed on this shirt.
  • Against Slovakia, the following alternative format was used for the match details (full stops between the numbers of the date):

SLOVAKIA

v

ENGLAND

12.10.2002

Appearances

8 - David Seaman

5 - Nigel Martyn

2.53 - David James

0.47 - Richard Wright

  • Martyn actually played in eight games, the same as Seaman, except that six of them were only for half of the game (starting five of them).

  • James only started one game, but played in six (none of which lasted more than a half).

  • Wright's appearance, his second and last for England, came about when he was called into action against the Netherlands, three minutes after substitute, James had replaced Martyn.

Clean Sheets

4 - David Seaman

2 - Nigel Martyn

1.53 - David James

0.47 - Richard Wright

  • Martyn's clean sheets were actually made up from four games, in each of which he only played one half.

Penalties Conceded

1 - David James.

  • Vincenzo Montella scored Italy's winner, in the second minute of added time.

Penalties Missed

1 - David James, Nigel Martyn.

  • Martyn saved from Spain's Javi Moreno, whilst Mexico's Jos Abundis shot wide, when facing James.

 

This was England's first all-black kit, though it was worn with white socks on its first outing. It was also the first goalkeeper's kit to feature the match details embroidered onto the chest.

Sven-G鰎an Eriksson kept David Seaman as the first-choice 'keeper for competitive matches, but he was very keen to use as many players as he could in friendly internationals, and it was rare for one of Seaman's understudies to last for more than a half, before being substituted.

Seaman was, however, coming to the end of his career and he was at fault for the goal against Brazil that ended England's World Cup hopes in 2002.

The shirt in the photos above was issued to Nigel Martyn for England's crucial World Cup qualifier against Greece at Old Trafford. It appears here by kind permission of the National Football Shirt Collection (England Match Shirts), also part of the Neville Evans Collection (curator Simon Shakeshaft).


Matches in Which England Wore the 2001 Black Goalkeeper Uniform
Season 2000-01

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Sven-Göran Eriksson

Friendly
776 28 February 2001 - England 3 Spain 0 [1-0]
Villa Park, Birmingham
(41,129)
David James and Nigel Martyn wore this uniform, alongside England's 2001 white uniform, against Spain's red shirts, white shorts and blue socks. Their socks were the same as the outfield players.
World Cup Preliminary
778 28 March 2001 - Albania 1 England 3 [0-0]
Stadiumi Kombetar, Tiranë (18,000)
David Seaman wore this uniform, alongside England's 2001 white uniform, against Albania's red shirts, black shorts and red socks.
Friendly
779 25 May 2001 - England 4 Mexico 0 [3-0]
Pride Park Stadium, Derby
(33,597)
Nigel Martyn and David James wore this uniform, alongside England's 2001 white uniform, against Mexico's green shirts, white shorts and red socks.
World Cup Preliminary
780 6 June 2001 - Greece 0 England 2 [0-0]
Olympiakó Stádio Spiros Louis, Athína (29,000/46,000)
David Seaman wore this uniform, alongside England's 2001 white uniform, against Greece's all-blue kit.
Season 2001-02
Friendly
781 15 August 2001 - England 0 Netherlands 2 [0-2]
White Hart Lane, Tottenham
(35,238)
Nigel Martyn, David James and Richard Wright all wore this uniform, alongside England's 2001 white uniform, against Netherlands' orange shirts, black shorts and orange socks.
World Cup Preliminaries
782 1 September 2001 - Germany 1 England 5 [1-2]
Olympiastadion, München (63,000)
David Seaman wore this uniform, alongside England's 2001 white uniform, against Germany's green shirts, white shorts and green socks.
783 5 September 2001 - England 2 Albania 0 [1-0]
St. James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
(51,046)
David Seaman wore this uniform, alongside England's 2001 white uniform, against Albania's red shirts, black shorts and red socks.
784 6 October 2001 - England 2 Greece 2 [0-1]
Old Trafford, Manchester
(66,090)
Nigel Martyn wore this uniform, alongside England's 2001 white uniform, against Greece's all-blue kit
Friendlies
785 10 November 2001 - England 1 Sweden 1 [1-1]
Old Trafford, Manchester
(64,413)
Nigel Martyn wore this uniform, alongside England's 2001 white uniform, against Sweden's yellow shirts, with blue sleeves, blue shorts and yellow socks.
786 13 February 2002 - Netherlands 1 England 1 [1-0]
Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam
(42,000/48,500)
Nigel Martyn and David James wore this uniform, alongside England's 2001 white uniform, against Netherlands' orange shirts, black shorts and orange socks.
787 27 March 2002 - England 1 Italy 2 [0-0]
Elland Road, Leeds
(36,635)
Nigel Martyn and David James wore this uniform, alongside England's 2002 red uniform, against Italy's all-blue kit.
789 21 May 2002 - Korea Republic 1 England 1 [0-1]
Jeju World Cup Stadium, Seogwipo-si
(39,876)
Nigel Martyn and David James wore this uniform, alongside England's 2001 white uniform, against Korea's red shirts, blue shorts and red socks.
World Cup Finals in Japan & Korea
792 7 June 2002 - Argentina 0 England 1 [0-1]
Sapporo Dōmu, Sapporo-shi (35,927)
David Seaman wore this uniform, alongside England's 2002 red uniform, against Argentina's light blue and white striped shirts, with light-blue sleeves, black shorts and white socks.
794 15 June 2002 - Denmark 0 England 3 [0-3]
Niigata Sutajiamu, Niigata-shi (40,582)
David Seaman wore this uniform, alongside England's 2002 red uniform, against Denmark's red shirts, white shorts and red socks.
795 21 June 2002 - England 1 Brazil 2 [1-1]
Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Fukuroi city (47,436)
David Seaman wore this uniform, alongside England's 2001 white uniform, against Brazil's blue shirts, white shorts and blue socks.
Season 2002-03
European Championship Preliminary
797 12 October 2002 - Slovakia 1 England 2 [1-0]
Štadión Tehelné pole, Bratislava (27,000/30,000)
David Seaman wore this uniform, alongside England's 2002 red uniform, against Slovakia's all-blue kit.

 

England's Record wearing the 2001 Black Goalkeeper Uniform
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 7 3 2 2 13 7 +6 1 3 1.857 1.00 57.1 +1
Away 6 4 2 0 14 5 +9 0 1 2.333 0.833 83.3 +4
Neutral 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 0 2 1.667 0.667 66.7 +1
Total 16 9 4 3 32 14 +18 1 6 2.00 0.875 68.8 +6
 

 

David Seaman's Record wearing the 2001 Black Goalkeeper Uniform
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Away 4 4 0 0 12 3 +9 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +4
Neutral 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 0 2 1.667 0.667 66.7 +1
Total 8 7 0 1 19 5 +14 0 4 2.375 0.625 87.5 +6
 

 

Nigel Martyn's Record wearing the 2001 Black Goalkeeper Uniform
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 4 2 2 2 8 5 +3 1 1.5 2.00 1.250 50.0 =0
Away 1 0 2 0 1 1 =0 0.50 0.50 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
Total 5 2 4 2 9 6 +3 1.50 2 1.80 1.20 50.0 =0
 

 

David James' Record wearing the 2001 Black Goalkeeper Uniform
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1.53 2 0 2 3 2 +1 0.03 1.03 1.960 1.307 50.0 =0
Away 1 0 2 0 1 1 =0 0.50 0.50 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
Total 2.53 2 2 2 4 3 +1 0.53 1.53 1.581 1.186 50.0 =0
 

 

Richard Wright's Record wearing the 2001 Black Goalkeeper Uniform
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 0.47 0 0 1 0 0 =0 0.47 0.47 0.00 0.00 0.0 -1
Total 0.47 0 0 1 0 0 =0 0.47 0.47 0.00 0.00 0.0 -1

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