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England's Away Uniform

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P 3 W 0 D 1 L 2 F 13:A 10
17% successful

Description      
Yellow short-sleeved shirt with crew neck. Embroidered emblem on left breast and blue 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. Blue shorts with yellow seams and yellow socks.
Most Appearances 3 - Martin Chivers, Allan Clarke, Paul Madeley, Roy McFarland, Bobby Moore, Martin Peters, Peter Storey
  • No players won their first cap on this tour.
  • Peter Storey made the last of his 19 appearances for England, against Italy.
  • Bobby Moore made a record 107th appearance, against Italy, beating Sir Bobby Charlton's record, set just three years earlier.
  • Alan Ball became the second player sent off for England, and the first for five years, when he was dismissed for violent conduct against Poland.
Scorer 1 - Allan Clarke
  • England's only goal in the three games was a last-minute equaliser by Allan Clarke, against Czechoslovakia. Coincidentally, Clarke had been the only scorer in the 1970 Aertex blue kit, also against the Czechs.
Captain 3 - Bobby Moore
  • Moore's appearance against Italy was his 89th as captain. He made one more appearance, also against Italy, to equal Billy Wright's record of 90 games as skipper.
 

In a complete break from tradition, England embarked on their European tour of 1973 in a new lightweight Aertex kit of yellow shirts, blue shorts and yellow socks.

Of the three opponents that they wore yellow against on the tour, only Poland's outfit resulted in a colour clash with England's home white shirts. For the other game of the four-match tour, in Moscow, England wore the Aertex white shirts last seen against Brazil in the Mexico World Cup of 1970.

Both the full and Under-23 teams were wearing Aertex shirts during this period, but England have never worn yellow shirts since. It was not a successful tour, with the result in Poland proving to be particularly damaging to England's chances of qualifying for the following year's World Cup in Germany. Perhaps, yellow was a step too far for the traditionalists at the Football Association. Twelve months later, as Umbro were about to be replaced as England's kit suppliers, they had reverted to the red Aertex change shirt.

 

Matches in Which England Wore the 1973 Away Yellow Uniform

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Sir Alf Ramsey

Tour of Europe
471 27 May 1973 - Czechoslovakia 1 England 1 [0-0]
Stadión Letná, Milady Horákové, Praha
 (22,000)
Novák
Clarke
AD
World Cup Preliminary match
472 6 June 1973 - Poland 2 England 0 [1-0]
Stadion Śląski, Katowicka, Chorzów
 (73,714)
Banaś, Lubański AL
Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio 75th Anniversary match
474 14 June 1973 - Italy 2 England 0 [1-0]
Stadio Comunale di Torino, Santa Rita, Torino
 (60,000)
Anastasi, Capello AL

 

Worn by 12 Players
Alan Ball Colin Bell  Mick Channon  Martin Chivers
 Allan Clarke  Tony Currie  Emlyn Hughes  Paul Madeley
Roy McFarland Bobby Moore  Martin Peters  Peter Storey 

 

England's Record wearing the 1973 Away Yellow Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away 3 0 1 2 1 5 -4 2 0 0.333 1.667 16.7 -2
Total 3 0 1 2 1 5 -4 2 0 0.333 1.667 16.7 -2

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