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White short-sleeved shirt. Zig-zag shadow pattern includes three huge emblems down right-hand side, the top one being underneath the embroidered Umbro logo, but overlapping the emblem beneath, which, in turn, overlaps the lower emblem. Shadow pattern across left breast comprises the left halves of two sets of two huge concentric diamonds, the top set being underneath the large embroidered emblem, but overlapping the lower set of diamonds. Navy-blue winged collar, edged with a thin red stripe. Small embroidered emblem below neck, with a diagonal thin red stripe and an adjacent diagonal thick navy-blue stripe either side of the emblem, forming a 'V' shape, but without joining in the middle. New-style embroidered emblem, with white margin, on left breast. Two embroidered navy-blue concentric diamonds on right breast, with 'UMBRO' in capitalised navy-blue lettering underneath and a registered trademark placed above the gap between the 'R' and the 'O' in navy blue. Small navy-blue rectangular tag down right-hand side, with 'ENGLAND' in capitalised white lettering. Plain red number on back in the same font as that worn on the shorts at the 1992 European Championship final tournament.

Navy-blue shorts, with red drawstring, edged with thick red hoop around each leg. Zig-zag shadow pattern. Two red rectangular strips on each side of waistband, each containing two white emblems, one at each end of the strip, and 'ENGLAND' in capitalised white lettering in the middle of each strip, between the emblems. Two embroidered white concentric diamonds on left thigh, with 'UMBRO' in capitalised white lettering underneath and a registered trademark placed above the gap between the 'R' and the 'O' in white. New-style embroidered emblem on right thigh. Small white rectangular tag down left-hand seam, with 'ENGLAND' in capitalised navy-blue lettering.

White socks, with navy-blue turnover and zig-zag shadow pattern. Sets of two red concentric diamonds repeating around each turnover, with two red diagonal stripes parallel to top right and bottom left of each outer diamond, all edged with two red hoops.

  • For the first game in which the shirt was worn, the emblem had not changed from the previous kit and did not include the white margin, whilst the shorts included the new-style emblem.
  • On the back of the shirt worn against Brazil, the player's surname was printed above the number in capitalised plain-red lettering in a different font to that worn in the previous year's European Championship (pink characters were unused).

  • For the last seven games in which this shirt was worn (from the beginning of the 1993-94 season), two embroidered red concentric diamonds were worn on the right hip, with OFFICIAL in large black capitalised letters running right across it, followed by a small black circle with TM in black inside it, LICENSED in black across the lower half of the logo and FOOTBALL PRODUCT in black across the bottom of the logo.

  • In the 1993 US Cup games, against the United States and Brazil, on the right thigh of the shorts, to the left of the emblem, England wore white numbers in the same font as on the back of the shirt.


Most Appearances

12 - David Platt (1 sub)

11 - Tony Adams

9 - Paul Ince, Ian Wright (5 sub)

  • Nine players made their international debut in the kit, with Teddy Sheringham going on to win 51 caps, Steve McManaman, 37, and Graeme Le Saux, 36.

  • Seven players won their last cap in the shirt, including Paul Parker making his 19th appearance, Carlton Palmer, his 18th and Tony Dorigo, his 15th.

  • Neil Ruddock was the kit's only one-cap wonder, starting and ending his international career as the uniform also appeared for the last time, against Nigeria.

Top Scorers

9 - David Platt

2 - Les Ferdinand, Paul Gascoigne, Alan Shearer

  • Platt scored nine of the twenty goals scored by England in this shirt.

  • Four players scored their first England goal in this kit, with Ian Wright going on to hit nine.

  • John Barnes scored his eleventh and last international goal with a spectacular free-kick against the Netherlands.

  • Carlton Palmer netted his only England goal, on the shirt's debut, against San Marino.


10 - David Platt

1 - Tony Adams, Paul Ince, Stuart Pearce

  • Adams and Platt both captained England for the first time; Platt on the kit's debut.


This was the first England kit in the new two-year cycle, with Umbro now introducing a new kit every year, alternating between first and second choices.

It was a smart outfit, and the designers fully exploited the England name and emblem, which appeared in various places around the kit. For the first time, a white margin surrounded the three lions within the emblem, which, as a result, was larger than previously. This feature was not discontinued until the 1999 home white and away red shirts, on which the emblem's traditional design reappeared.

The two complete years in which the kit was worn straddled the managerial tenures of Graham Taylor, and his successor, Terry Venables, though Taylor's team wore it for eight of their games, all competitive. Venables' fixtures were all friendlies, as England did not have to qualify for the 1996 European Championship, because they were the host nation.

When the kit first appeared, England had already dropped a home point in the World Cup qualifying campaign, to Norway, and the manager would feel obliged to resign at the end of a disastrous year, which saw England suffer two defeats and another dropped home point, leaving them in third place behind Norway and the Netherlands in the final group standings.

With over two years to go to Euro '96, it was time for a new coach to experiment. Results were not as important and England made steady progress under Venables. Another new kit would take them through the next year and then the tournament itself.

The first two photos above, top left, show one of Tony Dorigo's shirts from the Brazil game in the 1993 US Cup. They appear by kind permission of the Neville Evans National Football Shirt Collection (curator Simon Shakeshaft).

Next picture along shows one of Carlton Palmer's shirts from the game against Brazil. This is part of Richard Clarke's Morrell Collection.

Matches in which England wore the 1993 Home White Uniform
Season 1992-93


Graham Taylor

World Cup preliminaries
692 17 February 1993 - England 6 San Marino 0 [2-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London
Platt (4), Palmer, Ferdinand HW
693 31 March 1993 - Turkey 0 England 2 [0-2]
Atatürk Stadyumu, Konak, İzmir (35,000)
Platt, Gascoigne AW
694 28 April 1993 - England 2 Netherlands 2 [2-1]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London  (73,163)
Barnes, Platt
Bergkamp, Van Vossen (pen)
695 29 May 1993 - Poland 1 England 1 [1-0]
Stadion Śląski, Katowicka, Chorzów (65,000)
696 2 June 1993 - Norway 2 England 0 [1-0]
Ullevål Stadion, Ullevål, Oslo (22,256)
Leonhardsen, Bohinen AL
U.S. Cup
698 13 June 1993 - England 1 Brazil 1 [0-0]
Robert F. Kennedy Stadium, Washington, D.C. (54,118)
Márcio Santos
Season 1993-94
World Cup preliminaries
700 8 September 1993 - England 3 Poland 0 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (71,220)
Ferdinand, Gascoigne, Pearce HW
701 13 October 1993 - Netherlands 2 England 0 [0-0]
Stadion Feijenoord, De Veranda, Rotterdam (48,000)
R.Koeman, Bergkamp AL


Terry Venables

Friendly matches
703 9 March 1994 - England 1 Denmark 0 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (71,970)
Platt HW
705 22 May 1994 - England 0 Norway 0 [0-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London
Season 1994-95
706 7 September 1994 - England 2 United States 0 [2-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (38,629)
Shearer (2) HW
707 12 October 1994 - England 1 Romania 1 [1-1]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (48,754)
708 16 November 1994 - England 1 Nigeria 0 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (37,196)
Platt HW

Other match in which England wore the 1993 Home Blue Shorts
Season 1992-93


Graham Taylor

U.S. Cup
697 9 June 1993 - United States 2 England 0 [1-0]
Foxboro Stadium, Boston, Massachusetts (37,652)
Dooley, Lalas AL
England wore the 1990 red away shirts and socks with the blue home shorts, against United States.
Worn by 36 Players
Tony Adams Darren Anderton David Bardsley John Barnes
Earl Barrett David Batty Peter Beardsley Steve Bould
Nigel Clough Lee Dixon Tony Dorigo Les Ferdinand
Paul Gascoigne Steve Howey Paul Ince Rob Jones
Martin Keown Rob Lee Graeme Le Saux Matthew Le Tissier
Steve McManaman Paul Merson Gary Pallister Carlton Palmer
Paul Parker Stuart Pearce David Platt Neil Ruddock
Lee Sharpe Alan Shearer Teddy Sheringham Andy Sinton
Barry Venison Des Walker Dennis Wise Ian Wright

It was also worn on the bench by unused substitutes, John Beresford, John Scales, Trevor Steven and NIgel Winterburn.

Match in which England B wore the 1993 Home White Uniform
Season 1994-95


Terry Venables

Friendly match
56 13 December 1994 - England 2 Republic of Ireland 0 [1-0]
Anfield, Liverpool
Cole, Fowler HW
England: K.Pressman (David James), Warren Barton, J.Beresford, Tim Sherwood, John Scales (Ugo Ehiogu), Neil Ruddock, Sol Campbell (Jamie Redknapp), Chris Sutton (Nick Barmby), Andy Cole (Robbie Fowler), R.Fox, Jason Wilcox.

The Youth teams (Under-19s and below) wore the same design, except that each wore an embroidered scroll below the emblem, within which YOUTH was displayed, in navy blue. England's Under-21, Semi-Professional and B teams wore an identical kit to the full international team, as did the women's team, beginning in the 1993-94 season.

When the Under-19s played in Australia in the World Youth Championship in 1993, each player's surname was worn in red on the back of the shirt above the number, in the same font as was to be used in the US Cup (Steve Watson also wore his first initial i.e. S. WATSON to distinguish him from goalkeeper, David Watson, whilst Chris Bart-Williams wore WILLIAMS on his back). They wore white numbers on the right thigh of the shorts, to the left of the emblem, in the same font as on the back of the shirts, and most players wore long-sleeved shirts, with red and navy-blue striped cuffs. Instead of the 'YOUTH' scroll, the following was displayed below the emblem on the left breast (not actual font):


England's Record wearing the 1993 Home Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 8 5 3 0 16 3 +13 1 6 2.00 0.375 81.3 +5
Away 4 1 1 2 3 5 -2 2 1 0.75 1.25 37.5 -1
Neutral 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
Total 13 6 5 2 20 9 +11 3 7 1.538 0.692 65.4 +4