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White long-sleeved shirt with crew neck. Embroidered emblem on left breast and red number on back in standard Umbro font. Navy blue shorts and white socks.
Variations
  • In the 14 matches, beginning with the game against Scotland in 1966, and ending with the game against Scotland in 1967, England wore a font with a slight typographical difference, in that the number one appeared with a flick at the top and a base at the bottom.
  • On the right hip of the shirts worn in the 1966 World Cup there was an ink stamp of the SPORTSWEAR by UMBRO THE CHOICE OF CHAMPIONS logo in navy blue. This may have been worn on all of the subsequent shirts, but often faded.
  • Geoff Hurst wore a shirt without a number on the back when he appeared as a substitute against Sweden.
Most Appearances 56 - Bobby Moore
51- Martin Peters (2 sub)
46 - Alan Ball (2 sub)
  • 49 players were capped for the first time in this shirt, with four going on to win over sixty caps; Peters (with 67), Dave Watson (with 65), Kevin Keegan (with 63) and Emlyn Hughes (with 62).
  • Forty players made their last England appearance in the shirt, including Moore's 108th, Peters' 67th and Ray Wilson's 63rd.
  • 15 England internationals wore only this shirt at full level, with David Nish making all five of his appearances in it.
Top Scorers 18 - Sir Geoff Hurst (4 pens.)
16 - Martin Peters
14 - Sir Bobby Charlton
  • 18 players netted their first England goals in the shirt, with Sir Geoff going on to hit 24 in his international career.
  • Twenty players scored their last England goal in the shirt, including Jimmy Greaves' 44th, against Spain, in 1967.
  • Francis Lee scored ten England goals, all of which were netted whilst wearing this shirt.
  • Eight other players also scored all of their international goals in this shirt, including Jack Charlton, who scored six.
Captains 55 - Bobby Moore
4 - Emlyn Hughes, Martin Peters
3 - Sir Bobby Charlton
2 - Jimmy Armfield
1 - Colin Bell, Alan Mullery
  • England's World Cup-winning captain, Bobby Moore won 56 of his 108 caps in this shirt, more than any other player. In all but one of the games, he was captain, relinquishing the role temporarily on the occasion of Sir Bobby Charlton's hundredth cap in 1970. Moore captained his country ninety times overall.
  • Bell, Sir Bobby, Hughes, Mullery and Peters all led out England for the first time, in this shirt, with Hughes going on to be skipper on 19 other occasions.
  • For all but Armfield, Hughes and Moore, this was the only shirt in which they captained England.
  • Armfield returned to the England team to make his last two appearances as captain on the pre-World Cup tour of 1966, having previously led England out on 13 occasions.
 

This classic plain white, rounded-neck jersey, made by Umbro, was worn with navy blue shorts and white socks from 1965 to the end of the 1973-74 season, through all but the evolution of Alf Ramsey's managerial reign. The player numbers appearing on the shirt's back were red, whilst the socks that accompanied the uniform were a plain white, making the strip simple, yet elegant, and that elegance befitted the players it adorned.

Umbro's return to its role as the national team's supplier after a five-year gap, began with them supplying long sleeves for all games, regardless of the conditions. All previous Umbro England shirts had been short-sleeved. Whether it was the thought that the summer weather at the 1966 World Cup would inevitably be very British, or whether there was some other scientific reason, England stuck with long sleeves for the historic tournament, which began in mid-July. This was the furthest into a summer that any World Cup has ever been held.

The climate obviously held no problems for England as they went on to lift the Jules Rimet Trophy (although the white shirt yielded to the red in the final match victory against West Germany), and they did not wear short sleeves again until 1970.

By 1968, however, Sir Alf Ramsey was raising concerns about the heat and altitude in the next World Cup, and England experimented with a lightweight long-sleeved shirt. The two photos to the right at the top of the page depict the number nine Airtex shirt worn by Sir Bobby Charlton on the 1969 tour of Mexico and South America (from the England Match Shirts section of the Neville Evans National Football Shirt Collection, kindly supplied by curator, Simon Shakeshaft).

A short-sleeved version of the Airtex shirt was worn with plain white shorts and socks in the first round group matches against Romania and Brazil at the World Cup 1970 final tournament in Mexico, and the Airtex shirts were worn again in 1973 and 1974 on foreign tours.

These were England's primary colours during the most successful period in the national side's history, but, regrettably, the strip's last years were marked by a drastic decline in England's fortunes, the failures to qualify for the final tournaments of the European Championship of 1972 and World Cup 1974.

This shirt was last worn during Joe Mercer's stint as caretaker-manager in May 1974. With new manager, Don Revie came a brand new strip made by a new manufacturer as the 1974-75 season began.

The two shirts top left are (left to right): Bobby Moore's v. Northern Ireland in 1970 (Neville Evans National Football Shirt Collection) and Martin Peters' v. Wales in 1973 (Richard Clarke's Facebook Collection - 'Three Lions - England Match Worn Shirts').

Matches in which England wore the 1965 Home White Uniform
Season 1965-66

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Alf Ramsey

Friendly match
393 20 October 1965 - England 2 Austria 3 [1-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (65,000)
R.Charlton, Connelly
Flögel, Fritsch (2)
HL
Home International Championship
394 10 November 1965 - England 2 Northern Ireland 1 [1-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (71,000)
Baker, Peacock
Irvine
HW
Friendly match
397 23 February 1966 - England 1 West Germany 0 [1-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (75,000)
Stiles HW
England wore the white home shirt and blue shorts with the 1966 red away socks, against West Germany.
Home International Championship
398 2 April 1966 - Scotland 3 England 4 [1-2]
Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow (123,052)
Law, Johnstone (2)
Hurst, Hunt (2), R.Charlton
AW
Friendly match
399 4 May 1966 - England 2 Yugoslavia 0 [2-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (54,000)
Greaves, R.Charlton HW
Pre-World Cup Tour of Scandinavia
400 26 June 1966 - Finland 0 England 3 [0-2]
Olympiastadion, Töölö, Helsinki (12,899)
Peters, Hunt, J.Charlton AW
401 29 June 1966 - Norway 1 England 6 [1-5]
Ullevål Stadion, Ullevål, Oslo (29,534)
Sunde
Greaves (4), Connelly, Moore
AW
402 3 July 1966 - Denmark 0 England 2 [0-1]
Idrætsparken, Inner Østerbro, København (32,000)
J.Charlton, Eastham AW
World Cup Finals in England
404 11 July 1966 - England 0 Uruguay 0 [0-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (87,148)
  HD
405 16 July 1966 - Mexico 0 England 2 [0-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (92,570)
R.Charlton, Hunt HW
406 20 July 1966 - France 0 England 2 [0-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (98,270)
Hunt (2) HW
407 23 July 1966 - England 1 Argentina 0 [0-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (90,584)
Hurst HW
England wore all white; the white home shirt and socks, with the 1966 white away shorts, against Argentina.
408 26 July 1966 - England 2 Portugal 1 [1-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (94,493)
R.Charlton (2)
Eusébio (pen)
HW
Season 1966-67
Home International Championship and European Championship preliminary match
410 22 October 1966 - Northern Ireland 0 England 2 [0-1]
Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast (47,897)
Hunt, Peters AW
Friendly match
411 2 November 1966 - England Czechoslovakia 0 [0-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (75,000)
  HD
Home International Championship and European Championship Preliminaries
412 16 November 1966 - England Wales 1 [3-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (75,380)
Hurst (2), R.Charlton, Hennessey OG, J.Charlton
W.Davies
HW
  Sir Alf Ramsey
413 15 April 1967 - England Scotland 3 [0-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (99,063)
J.Charlton, Hurst
Law, Lennox, McCalliog
HL
Friendly match
414 24 May 1967 - England 2 Spain 0 [0-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
(97,500)
Greaves, Hunt HW
Season 1967-68
Home International Championship and European Championship Preliminaries
416 21 October 1967 - Wales 0 England [0-1]
Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff
 (44,960)
Peters, R.Charlton, Ball (pen) AW
417 22 November 1967 - England 2 Northern Ireland 0 [1-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (83,969)
Hurst, R.Charlton HW
Friendly match
418 6 December 1967 - England 2 USSR[1-2]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (93,000)
Ball, Peters
Chislenko (2)
HD
Home International Championship and European Championship preliminary match
419 24 February 1968 - Scotland 1 England 1 [1-1]
Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow (134,461)
Hughes
Peters
AD
European Championship Quarter-Finals
420 3 April 1968 - England 1 Spain 0 [0-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
(94,586)
R.Charlton HW
England wore all white; the white home shirt and socks, with the 1966 white away shorts, against Spain.
421 8 May 1968 - Spain 1 England 2 [0-0]
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Chamartín, Madrid (66,994)
Amancio
Peters, Hunter
AW
England wore all white; a white Airtex home shirt and socks, with the 1966 white away shorts, against Spain.
Friendly match
422 22 May 1968 -  England 3 Sweden 1 [2-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (72,500)
Peters, R.Charlton, Hunt
R.Andersson
HW
European Championship Finals in Italy

Notes

England wore Airtex shirts in the following two games.
424 5 June 1968 - Yugoslavia 1 England 0 [0-0]
Stadio Comunale di Firenze, Campo di Marte, Firenze (21,834)
Džajić NL
425 8 June 1968 - England 2 USSR 0 [1-0]
Stadio Olimpico, Municipio XV, Roma (68,817)
R.Charlton, Hurst NW
Season 1968-69
Friendly matches
427 11 December 1968 - England 1 Bulgaria 1 [1-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (80,000)
Hurst
Asparuhov
HD
428 15 January 1969 - England 1 Romania 1 [1-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (77,000)
J.Charlton
Dumitrache (pen)
HD
429 12 March 1969 - England 5 France 0 [1-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (83,000)
O'Grady, Hurst (3 (2 pens)), Lee HW
Home International Championship
430 3 May 1969 - Northern Ireland 1 England 3 [0-1]
Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast (23,000)
McMordie
Peters, Lee, Hurst (pen)
AW
431 7 May 1969 - England Wales 1 [0-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (72,000)
R.Charlton, Lee
R.Davies
HW
432 10 May 1969 - England Scotland 1 [2-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (89,902)
Peters (2), Hurst (2 (1 pen))
Stein
HW
Tour of Mexico and South America

Notes

England wore an all-white kit with an Airtex shirt and the 1966 white away shorts in the following three games.
433 1 June 1969 - Mexico 0 England 0 [0-0]
Estadio Azteca, Santa Úrsula, ciudad de México
 (105,000)
  AD
434 8 June 1969 - Uruguay 1 England 2 [0-1]
Estadio Centenario, Parque Batlle, Montevideo (54,161)
Cubilla
Lee, Hurst
AW
435 12 June 1969 - Brazil 2 England 1 [0-1]
Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro (135,000)
Tostáo, Jairzinho
Bell
AL
Season 1969-70
Friendly matches
436 5 November 1969 - Netherlands 0 England 1 [0-0]
Olympisch Stadion, Stadionbuurt, Amsterdam
(35,000)
Bell AW
437 10 December 1969 -  England 1 Portugal 0 [1-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (100,000)
J.Charlton HW
438 14 January 1970 -  England 0 Netherlands 0 [0-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (75,000)
  HD
Home International Championship
440 18 April 1970 - Wales 1 England [1-0]
Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff
 (50,000)
Krzywicki
Lee
AD
441 21 April 1970 - England 3 Northern Ireland 1 [1-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (80,000)
Peters, Hurst, R.Charlton
Best
HW
442 25 April 1970 - Scotland 0 England 0 [0-0]
Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow (137,438)
  AD
Season 1970-71
Friendly match
449 25 November 1970 - England 3 GDR 1 [2-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (93,000)
Lee, Peters, Clarke
Vogel
HW
European Championship Preliminaries
450 3 February 1971 - Malta 0 England 1 [0-1]
The Stadium, Triq D'Argens, Il-Gzira (29,751)
Peters AW
451 21 April 1971 - England 3 Greece 0 [1-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (55,123)
Chivers, Hurst, Lee HW
452 12 May 1971 - England 5 Malta 0 [2-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (41,534)
Chivers (2), Lee, Clarke (pen), Lawler HW
British Championship
453 15 May 1971 - Northern Ireland 0 England 1 [0-0]
Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast (33,000)
Clarke AW
454 19 May 1971 - England Wales 0 [0-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (70,000)
  HD
455 22 May 1971 - England Scotland 1 [3-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (91,469)
Peters, Chivers (2)
Ball OG
HW
Season 1971-72
European Championship Preliminaries
456 13 October 1971 - Switzerland 2 England 3 [2-2]
Sankt Jakob Stadium, Sankt Jakob, Basel (47,877)
Jeandupeux, Kunzli
Hurst, Chivers, Weibel OG
AW
457 10 November 1971 -  England 1 Switzerland 1 [1-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
 (90,423)
Summerbee
Odermatt
HD
European Championship Quarter-Finals
459 29 April 1972 - England 1 West Germany 3 [0-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
 (95,000)
Lee
Hoeneß, Netzer (pen), Müller
HL
British Championship
461 20 May 1972 - Wales 0 England [0-1]
Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff
 (34,000)
Hughes, Marsh, Bell AW
462 23 May 1972 - England 0 Northern Ireland 1 [0-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (43,000)
Neill HL
463 27 May 1972 - Scotland 0 England 1 [0-1]
Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow (119,325)
Ball AW
Season 1972-73
Friendly match
464 11 October 1972 - England 1 Yugoslavia 1 [1-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
 (50,000)
Royle
Vladić
HD
World Cup Preliminaries
465 15 November 1972 - Wales 0 England [0-1]
Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff
 (36,384)
Bell AW
466 24 January 1973 - England Wales 1 [1-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (62,273)
Hunter
Toshack
HD
Scottish F.A. Centenary match
467 14 February 1973 - Scotland 0 England 5 [0-3]
Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow (48,470)
Lorimer OG, Clarke (2), Channon, Chivers AW
British Championship
468 12 May 1973 - Northern Ireland 1 England 2 [1-1]
Goodison Park, Walton, Liverpool
 (29,865)
Clements (pen)
Chivers (2)
AW
469 15 May 1973 - England Wales 0 [2-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (38,000)
Chivers, Channon, Peters HW
470 19 May 1973 - England Scotland 0 [0-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (95,950)
Peters HW
Season 1973-74
Friendly match
475 26 September 1973 - England 7 Austria 0 [3-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
 (48,000)
Channon (2), Clarke (2), Chivers, Currie, Bell HW
World Cup Preliminary match
476 17 October 1973 - England 1 Poland 1 [0-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (100,000)
Clarke (pen)
Domarski
HD
Friendly matches
477 14 November 1973 - England Italy 1 [0-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (88,000)
Capello HL
478 3 April 1974 - Portugal 0 England 0 [0-0]
Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Bairro Dona Leonor, Lisboa (12,000)
  AD

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Joe Mercer

British Championship
479 11 May 1974 - Wales 0 England [0-1]
Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff
 (25,734)
Bowles, Keegan AW
480 15 May 1974 - England 1 Northern Ireland 0 [0-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (45,500)
Weller HW
481 18 May 1974 - Scotland 2 England 0 [2-0]
Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow (94,487)
Pejic OG, Todd OG AL
Friendly match
482 22 May 1974 - England 2 Argentina 2 [1-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (68,000)
Channon, Worthington
Kempes (2 (1 pen))
HD

 

Other Matches in which England wore the 1965 Home Blue Shorts and/or White Socks
Season 1968-69

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Sir Alf Ramsey

Friendly match
426 6 November 1968 - Romania 0 England 0 [0-0]
Stadionul 23 August, Sector 2, Bucureşti (65,000)
  AD
England wore the 1966 red away shirts with the white away shorts, but wore the white home socks, against Romania.
Season 1969-70
Pre-World Cup Tour of South America
443 20 May 1970 - Colombia 0 England 4 [0-2]
Estadio Nemesio Camacho, Cundinamarca, Bogotá (35,000)
Peters (2), R.Charlton, Ball AW
England wore the 1970 white home shirts and socks, but wore the blue home shorts, against Colombia.
Season 1972-73
Tour of Europe
473 10 June 1973 - USSR 1 England 2 [0-1]
Central V.I. Lenin Stadium, Luzhniki, Moskva (80,000)
Muntian (pen)
Chivers, Khurtsilava OG
AW
England wore the 1970 white home shirts and socks, but wore the blue home shorts, against USSR.
Season 1973-74

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Joe Mercer

Tour of eastern Europe
484 1 June 1974 - Bulgaria 0 England 1 [0-1]
Stadion Vasil Levski, Sredets, Sofija
 (64,000)
Worthington AW
England wore the 1970 red away shirt with the white away shorts, but wore the white home socks, against Bulgaria.
485 5 June 1974 - Yugoslavia 2 England 2 [1-1]
Stadion Crvena zvezda, Dedinje, Beograd (85,000)
Petković, Oblak
Channon, Keegan
AD
England wore the 1970 white home shirts and socks, but wore the blue home shorts, against Yugoslavia.

The Amateur, Under-23 and Youth (Under-18) teams wore the same design, except that each wore an embroidered scroll below the emblem, within which was displayed, in navy blue, either AMATEUR, INTERMEDIATE (for the Under-23s) or YOUTH (for the Under-18s).

An Under-23 shirt worn by Kevin Keegan in 1972. Note the ink-stamped Umbro marque on the right hip (picture kindly supplied by Richard Becheley).

Worn by 77 Players
Jimmy Armfield Jeff Astle Joe Baker Alan Ball
Colin Bell Jeff Blockley Stan Bowles Barry Bridges
Sir Trevor Brooking Tony Brown Gerry Byrne Ian Callaghan
Mick Channon Jack Charlton Sir Bobby Charlton Martin Chivers
Allan Clarke Ralph Coates George Cohen John Connelly
Terry Cooper Tony Currie Martin Dobson George Eastham
Ron Flowers Jimmy Greaves Colin Harvey Kevin Hector
John Hollins Emlyn Hughes Roger Hunt Norman Hunter
Sir Geoff Hurst Mick Jones Kevin Keegan Brian Kidd
Cyril Knowles Brian Labone Frank Lampard Chris Lawler
Francis Lee Alec Lindsay Larry Lloyd Malcolm Macdonald
Paul Madeley Rodney Marsh Roy McFarland Bob McNab
Mick Mills Bobby Moore Alan Mullery Keith Newton
David Nish Mike O'Grady Peter Osgood Terry Paine
Alan Peacock Mike Pejic Martin Peters John Radford
Paul Reaney John Richards Joe Royle David Sadler
Tommy Smith Nobby Stiles Peter Storey Ian Storey-Moore
Mike Summerbee Bobby Tambling Peter Thompson Colin Todd
Dave Watson Keith Weller Ray Wilson Frank Worthington
Tommy Wright      

England's Record wearing the 1965 Home Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 42 25 12 5 80 30 +50 6 20 1.905 0.714 73.8 +20
Away 26 19 5 2 51 16 +35 4 15 1.962 0.615 82.7 +17
Neutral 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1 1 1 1.00 0.50 50.0 +1
Total 70 45 17 8 133 47 +86 11 36 1.90 0.671 76.4 +37

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