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England's Change Uniform

1935 Home Uniform
1950 Away Uniform

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This shirt was part of England's first ever change uniform. It is likely that England wore change colours (probably blue shirts) in unofficial internationals against Germany early in the twentieth century, but this is the first confirmed instance of England having to change in a full international.

The tradition was for the home team to change colours when entertaining a touring team with the same colour shirts, so whenever England visited Austria and Germany earlier in the century, it was their hosts who switched from their usual white shirts.

The shirt pictured above, was made by St. Blaize and was worn by right fullback George Male of Arsenal in the 3-0 friendly match victory against Germany at White Hart Lane, Tottenham on 4 December 1935. His shorts were white and the socks were the same navy or black design worn with the white uniform (two white hoops across the tops and a thick white calf band). The object placed on the shirt is the cap awarded England players for the match, which, in the tradition of the era, is multi-coloured.

Matches in Which England Wore the 1935 Change Blue Uniform


4 December 1935 3-0 vs. Germany, White Hart Lane, Tottenham, London Fr HW


England's Record wearing the 1935 Change Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Total 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1