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England's Home Uniform
February2001 to October2002

1999 Home Uniform
1999 Away Uniform
2002 Away Uniform
2003 Home Uniform
 
 

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Description

 


White shirt, with thick vertical shadow stripes down the front and back, bounded at the front by a thin navy blue stripe running from the collar, along the collarbone and down each side of the shirt. Thick navy blue hem at the bottom of the shirt. Thin navy blue stripe at outer edge of white v-neck collar and cuffs. Thick red vertical stripe running down the left of the shirt from the navy blue stripe at the collarbone, down to the hem. Thin navy blue stripe on reverse running from one cuff to the other, along each underarm and down each side of the shirt before curving across the lower back and up the other side. Small label with flag of St. George attached to middle of bottom navy blue stripe on reverse. Thick navy blue stripe running from same point in middle of lower back, down to hem. Mesh panel down each side of shirt covering underarm, inner sleeve and lower back, bounded by navy blue stripe down each side and by a thin raised white stripe running up the front of each sleeve from the cuffs to the thin navy blue stripe on the front of the shirt. Thin raised white stripe curving around each shoulder to join white stripe running up from cuffs. Shadow stripes on reverse bounded by navy blue stripe and raised white shoulder stripe. Embroidered emblem on left breast, overlaying the red stripe, with 'ENGLAND' in capitalised white lettering inside a navy blue panel above the emblem. Two embroidered navy blue concentric diamonds on right breast, with a registered trademark in navy blue, placed underneath the gap between the left point of each diamond. Large rounded rectangular silver label attached to right hip, with Umbro diamonds logo in top left corner, above three footballs, a holographic emblem on the right, with 'ENGLAND' in capitalised white lettering inside a navy blue panel above the emblem, 'AUTHENTIC LICENSED PRODUCT' in navy blue across the lower end of the label and three small rectangular blocks comprising of navy blue, red and white across the bottom edge. Navy blue number on reverse and in centre of chest in same font as previous England shirts. Surname in an arc in capitalised navy blue lettering above number on reverse in same font as the numbers. Match details embroidered in navy blue underneath number on chest in following format:

ENGLAND

v

SWEDEN

2򉼮002

Navy blue shorts, with navy blue drawstring. Thick red vertical stripe running down the right thigh, including waistband. Two embroidered white concentric diamonds on left thigh, with a registered trademark in white, placed underneath the gap between the left point of each diamond. White number, in the same font as on the shirt, above the Umbro logo on left thigh.  Embroidered emblem on right thigh, overlaying the red stripe, with 'ENGLAND' in capitalised white lettering inside a navy blue panel above the emblem.

White socks, with 'ENGLAND' in capitalised navy blue lettering inside a broad white hoop, edged with two thin red hoops, inside a navy blue turnover. Two large navy blue concentric diamonds on calf. Navy blue toes.

Variations
  • The surname and match details did not appear on the shirt for the first seven games in which it was worn.
  • For the three games played in the 2002 World Cup final tournament, England had the 2002 FIFA WORLD CUP KOREA JAPAN logo sewn onto the right sleeve.
  • The names of England's opponents, as they appeared in the match details, were BRAZIL, DENMARK, GREECE, HOLLAND, MACEDONIA, PARAGUAY, PORTUGAL, SOUTH KOREA and SWEDEN. England were named second in the away fixtures (against the Netherlands and Korea Republic), plus the World Cup fixture against Denmark. In the other seven fixtures in which the match details were displayed, England's name appeared first.
  • When match details were displayed for the first time, against Greece, a leading zero was used in the date (06102001). For all other games played on dates where the day or month was in single figures, no leading zeroes were used in the details displayed on this shirt.
  • In the last fixture in which the shirt was worn, the following alternative format was used for the match details (full stops between the numbers of the date):

ENGLAND

v

MACEDONIA

16.10.2002

  • In the home games against Albania, Greece and Paraguay, and away to the Korea Republic, England wore all white. An alternative pair of white shorts was worn, with navy blue drawstring and the following design details:
    • Thick red vertical stripe running down the right thigh, including waistband. Two embroidered navy blue concentric diamonds on left thigh, with a registered trademark in navy blue, placed underneath the gap between the left point of each diamond. Navy blue number, in the same font as on the shirt, above the Umbro logo on left thigh. Embroidered emblem on right thigh, overlaying the red stripe, with 'ENGLAND' in capitalised white lettering inside a navy blue panel above the emblem.
Most Appearances

16 - Paul Scholes

14 - David Beckham, Rio Ferdinand, Emile Heskey (2 sub), Michael Owen (1 sub)

  • 41 players appeared in this shirt.

  • 16 players made their international debut in the shirt, including Ashley Cole, who won his hundredth cap in 2013.

  • 13 players won their last cap in this shirt. For Teddy Sheringham, it was his 51st, at the age of 36. Steve McManaman won his 37th and Darren Anderton, his 30th.

  • There were three debutants in Sven-G鰎an Eriksson's first selection, also the first appearance for this kit. Two of them (Michael Ball and Gavin McCann) appeared as half-time substitutes and never pulled on the shirt again, whilst Chris Powell also won his fifth and last cap in this kit.

Top Scorers

9 - Michael Owen

5 - David Beckham (1 Pen.)

3 - Emile Heskey, Paul Scholes

  • 16 different players, in 17 games, scored for England in this shirt, including the Paraguayan defender, Celso Ayala, who scored an own goal.

  • A third of Owen's goals came in the historic 5-1 victory against Germany, in M黱chen.

  • 8 players scored their first international goal in this shirt, although 5 of them never scored again for their country.

  • Steven Gerrard's first gave England a vital lead on the stroke of half-time in M黱chen and he scored his 21st in 2013.

  • It could be argued that Rio Ferdinand's goal, against Denmark, should have been credited to the Danish goalkeeper, S鴕ensen, as an own goal, for he diverted Ferdinand's header, which was going across the six-yard box, into the net in his attempt to save. It took the defender another five years to score again for England.

  • 7 players scored their last international goal in this shirt, including Sheringham's 11th, a headed equalizer against Greece, with his first touch of the ball as a substitute.

  • Nick Barmby scored England's first goal in this kit, his fourth and last for his country. It was also Eriksson's first match in charge. Curiously, Barmby had also netted the first goal of Glenn Hoddle's reign, back in 1996.

  • Andy Cole scored only once in his 15 appearances, despite 187 Premier League goals.

Captains

14 - David Beckham

3 - Michael Owen

  • Beckham was to remain Eriksson's first choice as skipper, right up until 2006.

  • When Beckham broke his toe before the 2002 World Cup, Owen became England's youngest captain since Bobby Moore, aged just 22.

 

This kit heralded the dawn of a new era for the national team. A bold move saw the appointment of a foreign coach for the first time and the team took to the field in a rather striking new kit, which included a prominent red stripe down the left side as an obvious reference to the cross of St. George.

Umbro proudly claimed that the new shirt was 26% lighter than its predecessor, with mesh panels and a special multi-filament moisture wicking fabric. Even the shorts were not exempt from innovation, being coated with Teflon and, therefore, shower resistant.

Replica shirts were initially identical to those worn by the players. A holographic authenticity label on the right hip was your verification of that fact. Alas, just eight months later, the shirt worn by Michael Owen and his colleagues changed to accommodate the inclusion of the match details in the middle of the chest, once again rendering it different to the ones that you could buy.

The opponent's name and year were present on the England shirt for most of the 1950s, but from the day David Beckham's free-kick salvaged a point against Greece at Old Trafford, to take England to Japan for the 2002 World Cup, its modern equivalent would be different for every single game. This game was also significant for the fact that surnames appeared on the back of the shirts outside of a tournament for the first time i.e. for a one-off fixture.

One further change saw the introduction of an alternative pair of white shorts. These also included the red stripe and were used to complete a matching all-white variation, rather than having to use the white shorts from the red change kit.

On the field, pride was restored following the disappointments of the previous tenure. Eriksson's side recovered the faltering World Cup campaign and shattered the Germans with an unbelievable 5-1 victory in M黱chen, ensuring that this kit would live forever in the minds of those who witnessed one of England's greatest-ever triumphs.

England suddenly found themselves in pole position in their World Cup qualifying group, but great drama still awaited, with Beckham proving the last-minute hero against Greece to secure England's passage. The tournament itself had its moments, but England were left wanting when it came to the crunch against the eventual winners, Brazil, in the quarter-finals. As 2002 drew to a close, this kit was consigned to the memory and pages such as this.

Matches in Which England Wore the 2001 Home White Uniform

2000-01

776 28 February 2001 3-0 vs. Spain, Villa Park, Birmingham Fr HW
778 28 March 2001 3-1 vs. Albania, Stadiumi Kombetar Qemal Stafa, Tiran WCP AW
779 25 May 2001 4-0 vs. Mexico, Pride Park Stadium, Derby Fr HW
780 6 June 2001 2-0 vs. Greece, Olympiako Stadio Athinas Spyros Louis, Ath韓a WCP AW

2001-02

781 15 August 2001 0-2 vs. Netherlands, White Hart Lane, Tottenham, London Fr HL
782 1 September 2001 5-1 vs. Germany, Olympiastadion, M黱chen WCP AW
783 5 September 2001 2-0 vs. Albania, St. James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne HW

Notes

England wore the all-white kit, against Albania.
784 6 October 2001 2-2 vs. Greece, Old Trafford, Manchester WCP HD

Notes

England wore the all-white kit, against Greece.
785 10 November 2001 1-1 vs. Sweden, Old Trafford, Manchester Fr HD
786 13 February 2002 1-1 vs. Netherlands, Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam Fr AD
788 17 April 2002 4-0 vs. Paraguay, Anfield Road, Liverpool Fr HW

Notes

England wore the all-white kit, against Paraguay.
789 21 May 2002 1-1 vs. Korea Republic, Jeju World Cup Stadium, Seogwipo-si Fr AD

Notes

England wore the all-white kit, against South Korea.
World Cup Finals 2002
791 2 June 2002 1-1 vs. Sweden, Saitama Sutajiamu Niimarumarunii, Saitama-shi, Japan WCF ND
794 15 June 2002 3-0 vs. Denmark, Niigata Sutajiamu, Niigata-shi, Japan NW
795 21 June 2002 1-2 vs. Brazil, Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Fukuroi city NL

2002-03

796 7 September 2002 1-1 vs. Portugal, Villa Park, Birmingham Fr HD
798 16 October 2002 2-2 vs. FYR Macedonia, The Friends Provident St Mary's Stadium, Southampton ECP HD

 

England's Record wearing the 2001 Home Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 9 4 4 1 19 8 +9 1 4 2.111 0.889 66.7 +3
Away 5 3 2 0 12 4 +8 2 2 2.40 0.80 80.0 +3
Neutral 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2 0 1 1.667 1.00 50.0 =0
Total 17 8 7 2 36 15 +19 2 6 2.118 0.882 67.6 +7

 

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