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Red long-sleeved shirt with crew neck. Embroidered emblem on left breast and white number on back in standard Umbro font. Ink stamp of the SPORTSWEAR by UMBRO THE CHOICE OF CHAMPIONS logo in navy blue on right hip. White shorts and red socks.
Variations 
  • In the last four matches in which this shirt was worn, England wore a font with a slight typographical difference, in that the number one reverted to a simple rectangular bar, as it was on the home white shirt.
  • On occasion, the SPORTSWEAR by UMBRO THE CHOICE OF CHAMPIONS logo was positioned on the back of the shirt, low to the right-hand side.
  • Against Belgium, England wore an alternative pair of plain red shorts.
Most Appearances 8 - Alan Ball, Bobby Moore
6 - Sir Geoff Hurst, Martin Peters (1 sub)
  • Bob McNab (as a substitute) and Peter Osgood were the only players to win their first cap in this shirt. Both won three more.
  • Ace marksman, Jimmy Greaves made his 57th and last appearance for England in this shirt, against Austria in 1967, after missing out on the shirt's most famous appearance, ten months earlier.
  • Cyril Knowles also won his last cap in the shirt, his fourth.
Scorers 5 - Sir Geoff Hurst
3 - Alan Ball
1 - Martin Chivers, Roger Hunt, Martin Peters
  • No players scored their first England goal in the shirt, but Sir Geoff Hurst scored his 24th and last international goal against Greece in 1971.
  • Three of his five goals comprised the hat-trick against West Germany in 1966, and he still remains the only player ever to score three goals in a World Cup Final.
  • Peters' goal was England's second in the World Cup Final and would have been the winner but for Weber's last-minute equaliser.
Captain 8 - Bobby Moore
  • This shirt was only ever worn as captain by Bobby Moore, and he will always be associated with the country's finest moment, receiving the Jules Rimet Trophy from the Queen, and wearing the iconic red shirt.
 

The classic image of plain red shirts, white shorts and red socks is forever associated with a certain July afternoon at Wembley in 1966 when an epic encounter with West Germany was etched into the nation's memory.

This kit incorporated England's first crew-neck red shirt and established itself as the second-choice outfit in the wake of the national team's finest hour.

In 1970 and 1974, a short-sleeved version appeared in Aertex material to help the players cope with games played in hot climates, but the World Cup-winning long sleeves made two farewell appearances in the 1971-72 season in England's European Championship campaign, fittingly bowing out in West Germany.

The number-six shirt pictured above was worn by the late, great Bobby Moore, sadly, not in THAT game, but against Austria in 1967. Nevertheless, it is a magnificent link to a unique moment in English football history and an essential part of the National Football Shirt Collection at the England Match Shirts website (curator Simon Shakeshaft).

Matches in which England wore the 1966 Away Red Uniform
Season 1965-66

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Alf Ramsey

Pre-World Cup Tour
403 5 July 1966 - Poland 0 England 1 [0-1]
Stadion Śląski, Katowicka, Chorzów
(93,000)
Hunt AW
World Cup Final
409 30 July 1966 - England 4 West Germany 2 [1-1]ᴭᵀ
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
(96,924)
Hurst (3), Peters
Haller, Weber
HW
Season 1966-67

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Sir Alf Ramsey

Friendly matches
415 27 May 1967 - Austria 0 England 1 [0-1]
Praterstadion, Prater, Wien (50,000)
Ball AW
Season 1967-68
423 1 June 1968 - West Germany 1 England 0 [0-0]
Niedersachsenstadion, Calenberger Neustadt, Hannover
(79,208)
Labone OG AL
Season 1968-69
426 6 November 1968 - Romania 0 England 0 [0-0]
Stadionul 23 August, Sector 2, Bucureşti (65,000)
  AD
England wore red Airtex shirts with the white away shorts, but wore the 1965 white home socks, against Romania.
Season 1969-70
439 25 February 1970 - Belgium 1 England 3 [0-1]
Stade Émile Versé, Anderlecht, Bruxelles
(20,594)
Dockx
Ball (2), Hurst
AW
England wore all red; the red away shirt and socks with the red away change shorts, against Belgium.
Season 1971-72
European Championship Preliminary
458 1 December 1971 - Greece 0 England 2 [0-0]
Karaiskakis Stadio, Piraeus, Athens (34,014)
Hurst, Chivers AW
European Championship Quarter-Finals
460 13 May 1972 - West Germany 0 England 0 [0-0]
Olympiastadion, Westend, Berlin (76,122)
  AD

 

Other Matches in which England wore the 1966 Away White Shorts
Season 1965-66

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Alf Ramsey

World Cup Finals in England
407 23 July 1966 - England 1 Argentina 0 [0-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (90,584)
Hurst HW
England wore all white; the 1965 white home shirt and socks, with the white away shorts, against Argentina.
Season 1967-68

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Sir Alf Ramsey

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 1965 white home shirt and socks, with the 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; the 1965 white home shirt and socks, with the white away shorts, against Spain.
Season 1968-69
Tour of Mexico and South America
433 1 June 1969 - Mexico 0 England 0 [0-0]
Estadio Azteca, Santa Úrsula, ciudad de México (105,000)
  AD
England wore all white; the 1965 white home shirt and socks, with the white away shorts, against Mexico.
434 8 June 1969 - Uruguay 1 England 2 [0-1]
Estadio Centenario, Parque Batlle, Montevideo (54,161)
Cubilla
Lee, Hurst
AW
England wore all white; the 1965 white home shirt and socks, with the white away shorts, against Uruguay.
435 12 June 1969 - Brazil 2 England 1 [0-1]
Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro (135,000)
Tostáo, Jairzinho
Bell
AL
England wore all white; the 1965 white home shirt and socks, with the white away shorts, against Brazil.

 

Other Match in which England wore the 1966 Away Red Socks
Season 1965-66

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Alf Ramsey

Friendly match
397 23 February 1966 - England 1 West Germany 0 [1-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (75,000)
Stiles HW
England wore the 1965 white home shirt and blue shorts with the red away socks, against West Germany.

The Amateur, Under-23 and Youth (Under-18) teams wore the same design, except that each wore an embroidered scroll below the emblem on a white patch, 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 against East Germany in 1972. Note the ink-stamped Umbro marque on the back of the shirt (picture kindly supplied by Richard Becheley).

Worn by 30 Players
Alan Ball Colin Bell Jack Charlton Sir Bobby Charlton
Martin Chivers George Cohen Terry Cooper Jimmy Greaves
Emlyn Hughes Roger Hunt Norman Hunter Sir Geoff Hurst
Cyril Knowles Brian Labone Francis Lee Paul Madeley
Rodney Marsh Roy McFarland Bob McNab Bobby Moore
Alan Mullery Keith Newton Peter Osgood Martin Peters
Nobby Stiles Peter Storey Mike Summerbee Peter Thompson
Ray Wilson Tommy Wright    

 

England's Record wearing the 1966 Away Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 1 0 0 4 2 +2 0 0 4.00 2.00 100.0 +1
Away 7 4 2 1 7 4 +3 3 5 1.00 0.571 71.4 +3
Total 8 5 2 1 11 6 +5 3 5 1.375 0.750 75.0 +4

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