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Goalkeeper's Uniform:

1976 Blue

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England's Uniforms

England's Alternate Uniform
May

1974 Home Uniform
1973 Away Yellow Uniform
 1976 Away Red Uniform
 
 

Not worn in full internationals

font supplied by Daniel Gellatley

Description  
  • Yellow short-sleeved shirt with crew neck. Emblem on left breast on a white embroidered patch. Embroidered yellow logo on right breast, overlaid with 'Admiral' in navy-blue title-case lettering at the bottom, all within a navy-blue border. Navy-blue numbers on reverse in standard Admiral font.
  • Yellow shorts, with white drawstring. Ironed-on yellow logo on left thigh, overlaid with 'Admiral' in navy-blue title-case lettering at the bottom, all within a navy-blue border.
  • Yellow socks.
Appearances

1 - Sir Trevor Brooking, Mick Channon, Trevor Cherry, Mike Doyle (sub), Gerry Francis, Brian Greenhoff, Kevin Keegan, Mick Mills, Stuart Pearson, Peter Taylor (sub), Phil Thompson, Colin Todd

Scorers

2 - Kevin Keegan

1 - Gerry Francis

Captain

1 - Gerry Francis

 

After two seasons of England wearing Admiral white shirts, with red and blue piping, a 'flamboyance' that was not popular with the traditionalists, it was not until May 1976 that there was any cause to wear a change kit.

England headed for Los Angeles, New York and Philadelphia to take part in the American Bicentennial Tournament, alongside Brazil, Italy and the United States. A red change kit would eventually emerge in the following month, but when England faced the hosts, they switched to this lightweight, all-yellow kit that was strangely devoid of any of the trademark Admiral design features.

As the United States national team was not considered strong enough to compete against three former World Cup winners, their side, branded as 'Team America', was selected from the best players in the North American Soccer League which happened to include Pelé and was captained by Bobby Moore. Consequently, the game was not recognised as a full international.

The shirt pictured above was issued to Ray Kennedy, who was an unused substitute. It is displayed with permission from Simon Shakeshaft, curator of the National Football Shirt Collection at England Match Shirts, which is part of the Neville Evans Collection.



Unofficial Match in which England wore the 1976 Away Yellow Uniform
Season 1975-76

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Don Revie

American Bicentennial Cup
294 31 May 1976 -
Team America 1 England 3 [0-2]
John F. Kennedy Stadium, Philadelphia
 (16,239)
Scullion
Keegan (2), Francis
AW


Other Match in which England wore the 1976 Away Yellow Socks
Season 1975-76

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Don Revie

American Bicentennial Cup
501 23 May 1976 - Brazil 1 England 0 [0-0]
LA Memorial Coliseum, Exposition Park, Los Angeles
 (32,495)
Roberto NL
England wore the 1974 white home shirt with the 1976 white away shorts and alternative yellow socks, against Brazil.

 

Worn by 12 Players
Sir Trevor Brooking  Mick Channon  Trevor Cherry  Mike Doyle 
Gerry Francis  Brian Greenhoff  Kevin Keegan  Mick Mills 
Stuart Pearson  Peter Taylor  Phil Thompson  Colin Todd 

It was also worn on the bench by unused substitutes, Dave Clement and Ray Kennedy.

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