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England's Uniforms

England's Away Uniform
June1984 to February1988

1982 Away Uniform
1984 Home Uniform
1988 Away Uniform
 
 

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Description      
Red shirt, with shadow pin-stripes. Red v-neck, with three thin white stripes and two thin navy blue stripes in middle. Red cuffs, with three thin white stripes and two thin navy blue stripes in middle. Thin white stripe along shoulder. Embroidered emblem on left breast. Two embroidered white concentric diamonds on right breast, with 'umbro' in white lower-case lettering underneath. White numbers on reverse, in the same font as on the previous Admiral shirts, except with a red border, outlined in white.

White shorts, with white drawstring. Thin red stripe down seams, with a thin navy blue stripe on each side. Two embroidered navy blue concentric diamonds on left thigh, with 'umbro' in navy blue lower-case lettering underneath. Embroidered emblem on right thigh.

Red socks. Solid white diamonds across tops, edged with two navy blue hoops.

Variations
  • An Aertex short-sleeved version of the shirt, with white numbers on the reverse in the old Umbro font last worn by England in 1974, was worn against West Germany in 1985.
  • A third short-sleeved version of the shirt was prepared for the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, but was never worn in a full international. This one featured wider shadow stripes and a plain red hem replacing the cuffs. The white numbers on the reverse were as in the previous year's tour and 'FIFA WORLD CUP MEXICO'86' was displayed in white directly underneath the emblem.
Most Appearances

7 - John Barnes (2 sub), Kenny Sansom

6 - Chris Waddle (1 sub)

  • 34 England internationals wore this shirt.

  • For Sansom, it was the fourth successive England shirt in which no other player had made more appearances than the left-back.

  • England’s 1000th international, Neil Webb, was one of six players to win their first cap in this shirt.  He went on to win 26.

  • Steve McMahon won the first of his seventeen caps.

  • Seven players won their last cap in the shirt, including Tony Woodcock’s 42nd international appearance.

Top Scorers

5 - Bryan Robson (1 Pen.)

4 - Gary Lineker

2 - Kerry Dixon, Mark Hateley

  • Three players scored their first international goal in this shirt, including Chris Waddle’s first of six, and Kerry Dixon’s first of four.

  • The other first-time scorer, Kenny Sansom, never scored again for England, despite winning 86 caps.

Captains

5 - Bryan Robson

1 - Peter Beardsley

  • The goalkeeper, Peter Shilton led them out on the other two occasions.

  • Beardsley never captained his country again.

 

Four months after the launch of Umbro's new white uniform, its red equivalent appeared on the tour of South America.

Although the red shirt was only worn against Uruguay, the shorts and socks were worn in every game of the tour, paired with the white shirt in the other fixtures, in Brazil and Chile.

The shirt got off to an inauspicious start with a 2-0 defeat, but next appeared at Wembley when England changed from their usual white against Finland and proceeded to slam five goals past them. This was the first of three consecutive resounding victories in the red shirt, the most prestigious of which was against the mighty West Germans in an Aertex version of the shirt, which helped England acclimatise much better to the rarified atmosphere of Mexico City than their jet-lagged opponents.

Four months later, England qualified for the World Cup in style, by despatching the Turks at Wembley, in an unusual combination of red shirts, navy blue shorts and red socks, for the first time in their history. There were four more outings for the red shirt and although a new white uniform was introduced in 1987, it was to be a further year before Umbro came up with the next red uniform.

Matches in Which England Wore the 1984 Away Red Uniform
1983-84
591 13 June 1984 0-2 vs. Uruguay, Estadio Centenario, Montevideo Fr AL
1984-85
594 17 October 1984 5-0 vs. Finland, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HW
603 12 June 1985 3-0 vs. West Germany, Estadio Azteca, Santa Úrsula, ciudad de México TC NW

Notes

England wore Aertex shirts against West Germany.
1985-86
606 16 October 1985 5-0 vs. Turkey, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HW

Notes

England wore the red away shirt with blue home shorts, and red socks against Turkey.
609 26 February 1986 2-1 vs. Israel, The National Stadium, Ramat-Gan Stadium, Tel Aviv Fr AW
1986-87
619 10 September 1986 0-1 vs. Sweden, Söderstadion, Stockholm Fr AL
1987-88
627 9 September 1987 1-3 vs. West Germany, Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf Fr AL
630 17 February 1988 0-0 vs. Israel, The National Stadium, Ramat-Gan Stadium, Tel Aviv Fr AD

 

Other Matches in Which England Wore the 1984 White Shorts and/or Red Socks
1983-84
590 10 June 1984 2-0 vs. Brazil, Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro Fr AW

Notes

England wore the 1984 white home shirt with the white change shorts, and the red change socks against Brazil.
592 17 June 1984 0-0 vs. Chile, Estadio Nacional de Chile, Ñuñoa, Santiago Fr AD

Notes

England wore the 1984 white home shirt with the white change shorts, and the red change socks against Chile.
1984-85
604 16 June 1985 5-0 vs. USA, The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Exposition Park, Los Angeles Fr AW

Notes

England wore all white, the 1984 white home shirt with the white change shorts, and the 1984 white home socks against USA.
1986-87
622 18 February 1987 4-2 vs. Spain, El Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid Fr AW

Notes

England wore all white, the 1984 white home shirt with the white change shorts, and the 1984 white socks against Spain.
1987-88
634 24 May 1988 1-1 vs. Colombia, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London TC HD

Notes

England wore the 1988 red uniform, including the 1984 red socks, against Colombia.
1988-89
641 16 November 1988 1-1 vs. Saudi Arabia, King Fahd II International Stadium, Riyadh Fr AD

Notes

England wore the 1988 red uniform, including the 1984 red socks, against Saudi Arabia.
642 8 February 1989 2-1 vs. Greece, Olympiako Stadio Athinas Spyros Louis, Athína Fr AW

Notes

England wore the 1988 red uniform, including the 1984 red socks, against Greece.
645 23 May 1989 0-0 vs. Chile, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London TC HD

Notes

England wore the 1987 white home shirt with the 1988 white away shorts, and the 1984 red away socks--against Chile.
1989-90
650 11 October 1989 0-0 vs. Poland, Stadion Śląski, Chorzów WCP AD

Notes

England wore the 1988 red uniform, including the 1984 red socks, against Poland.

 

England's Record wearing the 1984 Away Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 2 2 0 0 10 0 +10 0 2 5.00 0.00 100.0 +2
Away 5 1 1 3 3 7 -4 3 1 0.60 1.40 30.0 -2
Neutral 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Total 8 4 1 3 16 7 +9 3 4 2.00 0.875 56.3 +1

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