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England's Goalkeeper Uniforms

England's Goalkeeper Uniform
June2006 to September2008

2005 Black Uniform
2006 Blue Uniform
2007 Purple Uniform
2008 Blue Uniform
 
 

P 10 W 5 D 2 L 3 F 17:A 8
60% successful
5
clean sheets

Description    
Yellow shirt with curved navy blue line around each upper sleeve and thick navy blue hem around the reverse of the shirt, rising to a point at each side. Navy blue triangular shard under each armpit and rising from each cuff to a point. Slim rectangular mesh panel down each side, bending towards the reverse, with a navy blue border at each end. Embroidered emblem on left breast with 'ENGLAND' in capitalised white lettering inside a navy blue panel above the emblem. Small gold holographic star above the panel, containing an emblem, with 'ENGLAND' in capitalised navy blue lettering inside a white panel above the emblem. Two embroidered navy blue concentric diamonds on right collarbone. Navy blue number one, bordered in white, on reverse and on right breast, underneath the Umbro logo, in same font as previous England shirts. White emblem at base of number on reverse, with 'ENGLAND' in capitalised navy blue lettering inside a white panel above the emblem. Surname in capitalised navy blue lettering above number on reverse, in same font as the numbers. Match details embroidered in navy blue in centre of chest in following format (not actual font):
 

ENGLAND

v

GREECE

16·08·2006

 

Yellow shorts, with yellow drawstring. Navy blue triangular shard at bottom of each seam, extending inwards, rising to a point and continuing along hem around rear half of shorts, before narrowing to a point. Large navy blue triangular shard extending down from waistband at top of each seam, extending outwards and ending in a point. Two embroidered navy blue concentric diamonds on left thigh. Navy blue number one, bordered in white, 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.

Yellow socks, with two large navy blue concentric diamonds on calf. Emblem on shin, underneath the Umbro logo, with 'ENGLAND' in capitalised white lettering inside a navy blue panel above the emblem.

Variations
  • Against Paraguay, England had a full-colour FIFA WORLD CUP GERMANY 2006 logo heat-pressed onto the upper right sleeve.

  • Chris Kirkland wore number 13 against Greece.

  • In the European Championship qualification matches, England had the UEFA EURO 2008 logo heat-pressed onto the upper right sleeve.

  • For the last two games in which this shirt was worn, England had a SOUTH AFRICA 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP logo heat-pressed onto the upper right sleeve.

  • The names of England's opponents, as they appeared in the match details, were ANDORRA, CROATIA, FRANCE, GREECE, HOLLAND, ISRAEL and PARAGUAY. England were named first in the first two games, plus the game at Wembley, against Croatia, and they were named second in each of the other seven games.

Appearances

5.5 - Paul Robinson

3 - David James

1 - Scott Carson

0.5 - Chris Kirkland

  • Kirkland's appearance at half-time, with England four goals to the good against the European Champions, Greece, earned his father £10,000 after betting that his son would play for England before he reached the age of thirty. He had placed the bet, 14 years earlier. Kirkland had first made the England squad in 2003 and kept a 45-minute clean sheet when he finally made the grade, but he never played for his country again.

Clean Sheets

3.5 - Paul Robinson

1 - David James

0.5 - Chris Kirkland

Penalties Conceded

1 - David James

  • Franck Ribéry scored the only goal of the game, the second successive meeting with France, whereby England had lost to a winner from the penalty spot. Zinedine Zidane had dealt the previous blow at Euro 2004 in Lisbon.

 

This all-yellow ensemble made its debut in the World Cup Finals in Germany, after David James had modelled the shirt at the launch of the new red kit on 27 February 2006. Curiously, it was worn on that occasion with the blue shorts and black socks of the new blue goalkeeper kit, launched at the same time.

The matching yellow shorts and socks appeared with the top, however, ready for the opening World Cup match. It was only the second-choice 'keeper's kit and it was only worn on that occasion because England's opponents, Paraguay were in an all-blue kit. That game was its only appearance in the tournament.

Replica buyers were assured that it would be around for two years, however, by the presence of a circular black plastic disc attached to the right hip with the legend, 'KICK OFF 2006 FULL TIME 2008' and the Football Association were true to Umbro's words. It may never have been first choice and only appeared at home twice, but it stuck around and saw off two other goalkeeping outfits used for the last time in between its first and tenth appearances. This kit even appeared in two consecutive World Cup competitions, also sporting the logo of a third competition, the intervening European Championship qualifiers. Strangely, eight of the ten appearances were against teams wearing all blue and only the Netherlands were not wearing blue shirts when in opposition to it, though in the past, their orange shirts would have been deemed to be a clash with yellow.

Croatia provided the opposition for three of its appearances. The last one, in 2008, saw a famous 4-1 away win in Zagreb put England well on the way to South Africa, but the two previous European Championship encounters were particularly damaging to each of the respective goalkeepers. The 2006 defeat in Zagreb included the horrific Gary Neville own goal, when his back pass struck a divot and eluded Paul Robinson's attempted kick, before bobbling tamely into the net.

At Wembley, just over a year later, Scott Carson, in only his second full international, allowed a speculative shot from Nick Kranjcar to bounce off him in wet conditions and into the net. It was a nightmare moment for the young 'keeper and unsettled England as they went crashing out of the competition when they only needed a draw. It was also a defeat that cost Steve McClaren his job as coach. Carson did not play in another competitive match for England. When Fabio Capello took on the England coach's position, he reinstated 37-year-old David James as England's number one.

 

Matches in which England wore the 2006 Yellow Goalkeeper Uniform
Season 2005-06

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Sven-Göran Eriksson
World Cup Finals in Germany
838 10 June 2006 - England 1 Paraguay 0 [1-0]
Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt (48,000)
Paul Robinson wore this uniform alongside England's 2005 white uniform, against Paraguay's all-blue kit.
Season 2006-07

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Steve McClaren

Friendly
843 16 August 2006 - England 4 Greece 0 [4-0]
Old Trafford, Manchester (45,864)
Paul Robinson and Chris Kirkland wore this uniform alongside England's 2006 red uniform, against Greece's all-blue kit.
European Championship Preliminary  
847 11 October 2006 - Croatia 2 England 0 [0-0]
Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb (38,000)
Paul Robinson wore this uniform alongside England's 2005 all-white kit, against Croatia's all-blue kit.
Friendly  
848 15 November 2006 -
Netherlands 1 England 1 [0-1]
Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam (45,090)
Paul Robinson wore this uniform alongside England's 2005 white uniform, against Netherlands' orange shirts, white shorts and blue socks.
European Championship Preliminaries  
850 24 March 2007 - Israel 0 England 0 [0-0]
The National Stadium, Tel Aviv (40,012)
Paul Robinson wore this uniform alongside alongside England's 2007 white uniform, against Israel's blue shirts, white shorts and blue socks.
851 28 March 2007 - Andorra 0 England 3 [0-0]
Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Barcelona (12,800)
Paul Robinson wore this uniform alongside England's 2007 all-white kit, against Andorra's all-blue kit.
Season 2007-08
860 21 November 2007 - England 2 Croatia 3 [0-2]
The National Stadium, Wembley (88,091)
Scott Carson wore this uniform alongside England's 2007 all-white kit, against Croatia's all-blue kit.

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Fabio Capello

Friendly
862 26 March 2008 - France 1 England 0 [1-0]
Stade de France, Saint-Denis (78,500)
David James wore this uniform alongside England's 2008 red uniform, against France's all-blue kit.
Season 2008-09
World Cup Preliminaries
866 6 September 2008 - Andorra 0 England 2 [0-0]
Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Barcelona (10,300)
David James wore this uniform alongside England's 2008 red uniform, against Andorra's all-blue kit.
867 10 September 2008 - Croatia 1 England 4 [0-1]
Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb (35,218)
David James wore this uniform alongside England's 2007 all-white kit, against Croatia's all-blue kit.

 

England's Record wearing the 2006 Yellow Goalkeeper Uniform
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 2 1 0 1 6 3 +3 0 1 3.00 1.50 50.0 =0
Away 7 3 2 2 10 5 +5 3 3 1.429 0.714 0.571 +1
Neutral 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Total 10 5 2 3 17 8 +9 4 5 1.70 0.80 60.0 +2

 

Paul Robinson's Record wearing the 2006 Yellow Goalkeeper Uniform
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 0.5 1 0 0 4 0 +4 0 0.5 8.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Away 4 1 2 1 4 3 +1 1 2 1.00 0.750 50.0 =0
Neutral 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Total 5.5 3 2 1 9 3 +6 1 3.5 1.636 0.545 66.7 +2

 

David James' Record wearing the 2006 Yellow Goalkeeper Uniform
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away 3 2 0 1 6 2 +4 1 1 2.00 0.667 66.7 +1
Total 3 2 0 1 6 2 +4 1 1 2.00 0.667 66.7 +1

 

Scott Carson's Record wearing the 2006 Yellow Goalkeeper Uniform
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0 0 2.00 3.00 0.0 -1
Total 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0 0 2.00 3.00 0.0 -1

 

Chris Kirkland's Record wearing the 2006 Yellow Goalkeeper Uniform
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 0.5 1 0 0 0 0 =0 0.5 0.5 0.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Total 0.5 1 0 0 0 0 =0 0.5 0.5 0.00 0.00 100.0 +1

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