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England's Away Uniform

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1966 Away Uniform
1970 Home Uniform
1970 Away Blue Uniform
1973 Away Uniform
 
 

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Red short-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.
Most Appearances 3 - Colin Bell (1 sub)
2 - Sir Trevor Brooking, Mick Channon, Martin Dobson, Emlyn Hughes, Kevin Keegan, Alec Lindsay, Colin Todd, Dave Watson, Frank Worthington
  • As England relinquished their title of World Champions, three players were also ending their international careers in this kit.
  • Sir Bobby Charlton broke Billy Wright's eleven-year record with his 106th and last appearance, before being substituted by Bell, just after West Germany's first goal.
  • No players won their first cap in the shirt.
Scorers 1 - Mick Channon, Alan Mullery, Martin Peters, Frank Worthington
  • Mullery's goal gave England the lead against West Germany, but it was his only goal for his country.
  • Peters' goal was England's last in a World Cup, until Bryan Robson scored in the first minute against France, twelve years later.
  • Worthington's goal brought victory in Bulgaria, but it was his second and last for his country.
Captains 2 - Emlyn Hughes
1 - Bobby Moore
  • Hughes was England's captain in all seven games played under Joe Mercer's caretaker-managership.
 

England first wore this special lightweight summer version of their red away kit in the 3-2 World Cup final tournament extra-time loss to West Germany in 1970, after their designated change kit of all blue had not provided enough contrast to Czechoslovakia's all-white kit in their previous game.

It was made of the same Aertex material as their other kits worn in Mexico, though the emblem had a white background, (i.e. not the same colour as the shirt, unlike on the white and blue shirts) and the white shorts, too, were Aertex.

After leaving Mexico, England reverted back to their long-sleeved white and red shirts and it wasn't until 1973 that they saw a need to revive short sleeves. A yellow change kit was introduced and quickly discarded. Then, in 1974, England re-introduced the short-sleeved red aertex shirts last seen in Mexico, before Admiral negotiated a contract to supply the FA and developed their own lightweight shirts for the warmer months.

The above shirt (left) was worn by Sir Trevor Brooking against East Germany, in 1974, and 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). Alongside it is the number 16 shirt worn by Malcolm Macdonald on the substitutes' bench against Bulgaria and is part of Richard Clarke's 'Three Lions - England Match Worn Shirts' Facebook Collection.

 

Matches in Which England Wore the 1970 Away Red Uniform
Season 1969-70

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Sir Alf Ramsey

World Cup Quarter-Final 
448 14 June 1970 - West Germany 3 England 2 [0-1]ᴭᵀ
Estadio de Guanajuato, La Martinica, León
(23,357)
Beckenbauer, Seeler, Müller
Mullery, Peters
NL
Season 1973-74

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Joe Mercer

Tour of eastern Europe
483 29 May 1974 - GDR 1 England 1 [0-0]
Zentralstadion, Mitte, Leipzig (95,000)
Streich
Channon
AD
484 1 June 1974 - Bulgaria 0 England 1 [0-1]
Stadion Vasil Levski, Sredets, Sofija
 (64,000)
Worthington AW
England wore the red away shirt with the white away shorts, but wore the white home socks, against Bulgaria.

 

Worn by 22 Players
Alan Ball Colin Bell Sir Trevor Brooking Mick Channon
Sir Bobby Charlton Terry Cooper Martin Dobson Emlyn Hughes
Norman Hunter Sir Geoff Hurst Kevin Keegan Brian Labone
Francis Lee Alec Lindsay Malcolm Macdonald Bobby Moore
Alan Mullery Keith Newton Martin Peters Colin Todd
Dave Watson Frank Worthington    

 

England's Record wearing the 1970 Away Red Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Neutral 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0 0 2.00 3.00 00.0 -1
Away 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 0 1 1.00 0.50 75.0 +1
Total 3 1 1 1 4 4 =0 0 1 1.333 1.333 50.0 =0

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