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1965 Home Uniform
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Description

 

White short-sleeved shirt with crew neck. Embroidered emblem on left breast and red number on back in standard Umbro font. White shorts and white socks.
Variations 
  • On the right hip of the shirts worn in the 1970 World Cup there was an ink stamp of the SPORTSWEAR by UMBRO THE CHOICE OF CHAMPIONS logo in navy blue.
  • In the last two matches in which this shirt was worn (after the 1970 World Cup), 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 long-sleeved white shirt.
  • Against Colombia, USSR and Yugoslavia, England wore the blue home shorts that were replaced by white Aertex shorts for the other three games.
Most Appearances 5 - Bobby Moore, Martin Peters
4 - Alan Ball, Sir Bobby Charlton, Terry Cooper, Sir Geoff Hurst, Brian Labone, Francis Lee, Alan Mullery
  • Moore and Peters were the only players still in the squad in 1973, when England wore Aertex again, for the first time in three years, but Peters was substituted, leaving Moore as the only player to complete five games in the shirt.
  • In the first two games in which this shirt was worn, England wore pre-World Cup tour squad numbers. Even though the team that started the World Cup was numbered 1-11, the same outfield players were numbered 19-28 against Colombia and Ecuador.
  • No players made their international debut in this shirt, but four players won their last cap, with Tommy Wright making his eleventh and last appearance, against Brazil, as a replacement for the injured Keith Newton.
Scorers

2 - Martin Peters
1 - Alan Ball, Mick Channon,Sir Bobby Charlton, Martin Chivers, Sir Geoff Hurst, Kevin Keegan, Brian Kidd, Francis Lee, own goal

  • Brian Kidd was the only player to score his first international goal in this shirt, but it was also his last, and on his last appearance, as he did not make the final squad for Mexico.
  • Sir Bobby Charlton scored his record 49th and last goal for England, against Colombia.
  • Sir Geoff Hurst opened England's account in the World Cup, having scored the last two goals of England's last campaign, in 1966.
  • Kevin Keegan scored England's last goal of Joe Mercer's brief spell as caretaker-manager.
Captains

5 - Bobby Moore
1 - Emlyn Hughes

  • Moore was unable to lift the Jules Rimet Trophy for a second time, in Mexico, but his performance against Brazil was one of the highlights of the tournament, culminating in the iconic photograph of him swapping his shirt with the great Pelé at the end of the game.
  • Hughes captained England in Joe Mercer's last game as caretaker-manager.
 

England designated all white as their kit for the World Cup 1970 final tournament. They wore this special lightweight summer shirt in the two South American World Cup warm-up matches against Colombia and Ecuador, and in the first two World Cup group matches against Romania and Brazil.

The shirt and shorts were made out of the same Aertex material that England had worn on the previous trip to Mexico, in 1969, but this time, it was in short sleeves. In the two summers following the 1970 World Cup, England did not make any trips to warmer climes, but in 1973 and 1974, they, once again, donned the Aertex on their end-of-season tours, though these only amounted to one game on each tour when they wore the white shirt.The shirt and shorts were made out of the same Aertex material that England had worn on the previous trip to Mexico, in 1969, but this time, it was in short sleeves. In the two summers following the 1970 World Cup, England did not make any trips to warmer climes, but in 1973 and 1974, they, once again, donned the Aertex on their end-of-season tours, though these only amounted to one game on each tour when they wore the white shirt.

The first shirt on the left above was issued to Sir Geoff Hurst in 1970, whilst the second (the number ten shirt and emblem) was worn by Colin Bell against Yugoslavia in 1974, the last Umbro shirt worn by England for ten years. Both shirts appear here by kind permission of the National Football Shirt Collection (England Match Shirts), also part of the Neville Evans Collection (curator Simon Shakeshaft).

Matches in Which England Wore the 1970 Home White Uniform
Season 1969-70

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Sir Alf Ramsey

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 white home shirts and socks, with the 1965 blue home shorts, against Colombia.
444 24 May 1970 - Ecuador 0 England 2 [0-1]
Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, El Batan, Quito (29,706)
Lee, Kidd AW
World Cup Finals in Mexico
445 2 June 1970 - England 1 Romania 0 [0-0]
Estádio Jalisco, Independencia, Guadalajara
 (50,560)
Hurst  NW
446 7 June 1970 - Brazil 1 England 0 [0-0]
Estádio Jalisco, Independencia, Guadalajara
 (70,950)
Jairzinho  NL
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 white home shirts and socks, with the 1965 blue home shorts, against USSR.
Season 1973-74

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Joe Mercer

Tour of eastern Europe
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 white home shirts and socks, with the 1965 blue home shorts, against Yugoslavia.

 

Other Match in Which England Wore the 1970 Home White Shorts
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
England wore the 1970 red change kit, including the white home shorts, against West Germany.

 

Worn by 35 Players
Jeff Astle Alan Ball Colin Bell Sir Trevor Brooking
Mick Channon Sir Bobby Charlton Martin Chivers Allan Clarke
Terry Cooper Tony Currie Martin Dobson Emlyn Hughes
Norman Hunter Sir Geoff Hurst Kevin Keegan Brian Kidd
Brian Labone Francis Lee Alec Lindsay Malcolm Macdonald
Paul Madeley Rodney Marsh Roy McFarland Bobby Moore
Alan Mullery Keith Newton Peter Osgood Martin Peters
David Sadler Peter Storey Mike Summerbee Colin Todd
Dave Watson Frank Worthington Tommy Wright  

 

England's Record wearing the 1970 Home Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away 4 3 1 0 10 3 +7 0 2 2.50 0.75 87.5 +3
Neutral 2 1 0 1 1 1 =0 1 1 0.50 0.50 50.0 =0
Total 6 4 1 1 11 4 +7 1 3 1.833 0.667 75.0 +3

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