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England's Uniforms

England's Away Uniform
May199
4 to June1995

1992 Alternate Uniform
1993 Home Uniform
1995 Home Uniform
1996 Away Uniform
 
 

P 3 W 1 D 0 L 1 F 6:A 3
50% successful
one match abandoned

Description      
Red short-sleeved shirt, with alternating zig-zag and concentric diamond shadow stripes, overlaid with diagonal shadow hoops, rising from right to left and consisting of sets of three emblems, each alternate set upside-down. Each emblem overlaps the next one to the left of it, or to the right for the upside-down sets. Navy blue winged collar, edged with a thick white stripe, adjacent to a thin red and navy blue stripe and then a slightly thicker white stripe. Large white curved insert beneath the neck, split down the middle, each side edged with a thin navy blue stripe, with a navy blue button fastening via a loop of navy blue material attached to the left side of the insert. Embroidered emblem, with white margin, on left breast. Two embroidered white concentric diamonds on right breast, with 'UMBRO' in capitalised white lettering underneath and a registered trademark placed above the gap between the 'R' and the 'O' in white. Small navy blue rectangular tag down right-hand side, with 'ENGLAND' in capitalised white lettering. Two embroidered white concentric diamonds on right hip.

Red shorts, with navy blue drawstring, edged with thick navy blue hoop around each leg, adjacent to a purple rectangular strip containing shadow sets of two concentric diamonds repeating around the front of each thigh, with two diagonal stripes parallel to top right and bottom left of each outer diamond. Alternating zig-zag and concentric diamond shadow stripes, overlaid with diagonal shadow hoops, rising from right to left and consisting of sets of three emblems, each alternate set upside-down. Each emblem overlaps the next one to the left of it, or to the right for the upside-down sets. 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. Embroidered emblem, with white margin, on right thigh. Small navy blue rectangular tag down left-hand seam, with 'ENGLAND' in capitalised white lettering.

Red socks, with navy blue turnover. Sets of two white concentric diamonds repeating around each turnover, with two white diagonal stripes parallel to top right and bottom left of each outer diamond, all edged with two white hoops.

Variations
  • An additional long-sleeved version of the shirt was introduced for the games played in 1995. The cuffs were navy blue, with a thin white stripe near the edge.
Most Appearances

3 - Darren Anderton, Graeme Le Saux, David Platt, Alan Shearer

  • 23 players represented their country in this uniform, which only appeared in three games, one of which was abandoned after 27 minutes.

  • Le Saux, Platt and Shearer wore it for the entire 207 minutes. Anderton also started all three games.

  • Three players won their first England cap in the uniform. Kevin Richardson never appeared again, whilst Steve Bould won one more cap and Warren Barton also won his third and last cap in the strip.

  • For two other players (Colin Cooper and John Scales) it was also the last England uniform that they wore.

Top Scorers

2 - David Platt

1 - Darren Anderton, Peter Beardsley, Graeme Le Saux, Alan Shearer

  • Platt had been top scorer in the 1993 white uniform and the previous red uniform.

  • Le Saux’s spectacular volley against Brazil was his only goal for England.

  • Anderton also scored his first international goal in this uniform and went on to score seven.

  • Beardsley’s ninth goal was his last in England colours.

Captain

3 - David Platt

 

It had been 24 years, since England had last taken to the field in an all-red kit, but this 'wine-coloured' uniform saw brief action over a twelve-month period in the mid-1990s.

The first game was a resounding victory at Wembley against a Greek team bedecked in blue. White would have sufficed for England, so it was presumably a marketing exercise for the home team to switch to their new change strip. Similarly, the trip to Dublin, nine months later, saw the wine kit retrieved from the cellar to contrast with the emerald green of the Republic of Ireland. This match was remembered for darker reasons, however, with inexcusable crowd violence ending the contest after less than half an hour.

Thankfully, the swansong for the uniform was against a more peaceful backdrop, as the watching Pele witnessed the Wembley climax to the Umbro Cup tournament, although England were taught a footballing lesson by the World Champions, Brazil.

Matches in Which England Wore the 1994 Away Red Uniform

1993-94

704 17 May 1994 5-0 vs. Greece, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW

1994-95

709 15 February 1995 vs. Republic of Ireland, Lansdowne Road, Dublin Fr AAb

Notes

Abandoned after 27 minutes because of crowd violence with the Republic leading 1-0 and no official result recorded, although caps were awarded.
713 11 June 1995 1-3 vs. Brazil, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London TC HL

 

England's Record wearing the 1994 Red Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 2 1 0 1 6 3 +3 0 1 3.00 1.50 50.0 =0
Away 1 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 00.0 =0
Total 3 1 0 1 6 3 +3 0 1 3.00 1.50 50.0 =0

*The single Away match was abandoned after 27 minutes because of crowd violence with the Republic leading 1-0 and no official result recorded, although caps were awarded.

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