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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. Capitalised white lettering, written vertically, right to left, in a white boxed panel near the bottom of the red stripe, split into three columns and two rows to state 'KICK OFF|ST GEORGE'S DAY|23:04:2001' and 'FULL TIME|ST GEORGE'S DAY| 23:04:2003'. 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.
  • In each of the games in which surnames were displayed (apart from the last two, against Portugal and Macedonia), the shirts worn by Ashley Cole, Joe Cole, Gary Neville and Phil Neville also included their first initial i.e. A . COLE, J . COLE, G . NEVILLE and P . NEVILLE (Andy Cole's shirt against Greece only displayed his surname i.e. COLE). The last two games did not involve Joe Cole or Phil Neville, so the shirts worn by Ashley Cole and Gary Neville only displayed their surnames, COLE and NEVILLE.
  • 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 went on to win 107 caps.

  • 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 and last sending England through to the 2014 World Cup.

  • Contrary to the FIFA records, Rio Ferdinand's goal, against Denmark, should have been awarded 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 equaliser 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, and there was even a panel (see photo below) near the bottom of the red stripe, announcing the dates between which the kit would be worn. Both features were included in the match worn shirts. 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. Also, strangely, the kit was first worn two months before St. George's Day and was last worn over six months before St. George's Day in 2003, by which time, a new England kit had already been worn twice!

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
Season 2000-01

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Sven-G鰎an Eriksson
Friendly
776 28 February 2001 - England 3 Spain 0 [1-0]
Villa Park, Aston, Birmingham
(41,129)
Barmby, Heskey, Ehiogu HW
World Cup Preliminaries  
777 24 March 2001 - England 2 Finland 1 [1-1]
Anfield,
Anfield Road, Liverpool (44,262)
Owen, Beckham
Riihilahti
HW
778 28 March 2001 - Albania 1 England 3 [0-0]
Stadiumi Kombetar, Sheshi Italia, Tiran (18,000)
Rraklli
Owen, Scholes,
A.A.Cole
AW
Friendly  
779 25 May 2001 - England 4 Mexico 0 [3-0]
The Pride Park Stadium, Pride Park, Derby
(33,597)
Scholes, Fowler, Beckham, Sheringham HW
World Cup Preliminary  
780 6 June 2001 - Greece 0 England 2 [0-0]
Olympiak St醖io Spiros Louis, Marousi, Ath韓a (29,300)
Scholes, Beckham AW
Season 2001-02
Friendly  
781 15 August 2001 - England 0 Netherlands 2 [0-2]
White Hart Lane, Tottenham, London
(35,238)
van Bommel, van Nistelrooij HL
World Cup Preliminaries  
782 1 September 2001 - Germany 1 England 5 [1-2]
Olympiastadion, Westend, M黱chen (63,000)
Jancker
Owen (3), Gerrard, Heskey
AW
783 5 September 2001 - England 2 Albania 0 [1-0]
St. James' Park, Gallowgate, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
(51,046)
Owen, Fowler HW

England wore the all-white kit, against Albania.

784 6 October 2001 - England 2 Greece 2 [0-1]
Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester
(66,090)
Sheringham, Beckham
Charisteas, Nikolaidis
HD

England wore the all-white kit, against Greece.

Friendlies  
785 10 November 2001 - England 1 Sweden 1 [1-1]
Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester
(64,413)
Beckham (pen)
Mild
HD
786 13 February 2002 - Netherlands 1 England 1 [1-0]
Amsterdam ArenA, Zuidoost, Amsterdam
(48,500)
Kluivert
Vassell
AD
788 17 April 2002 - England 4 Paraguay 0 [1-0]
Anfield,
Anfield Road, Liverpool (42,713)
Owen, Murphy, Vassell, Ayala OG HW
England wore the all-white kit, against Paraguay.
789 21 May 2002 - Korea Republic 1 England 1 [0-1]
Jeju World Cup Stadium, Daeryun, Seogwipo
(39,876)
Ji-Sung
Owen
AD
England wore the all-white kit, against South Korea.
World Cup Finals in Japan & Korea  
791 2 June 2002 - England 1 Sweden 1 [1-0]
Saitama Sutajiamu Niimarumarunii, Midori, Saitama (62,561)
Campbell
Alexandersson
ND
794 15 June 2002 - Denmark 0 England 3 [0-3]
Niigata Sutajiamu, Chou, Niigata (40,582)
S鴕ensen OG, Owen, Heskey NW
795 21 June 2002 - England 1 Brazil 2 [1-1]
Shizuoka Sutajiamu Ekopa, Ainominami, Fukuroi (47,436)
Owen
Rivaldo, Ronaldinho
NL
Season 2002-03
Friendly  
796 7 September 2002 - England 1 Portugal 1 [1-0]
Villa Park, Aston, Birmingham (40,058)
Smith
Costinha
HD
European Championship Preliminary  
798 16 October 2002 - England 2 Macedonia FYR 2 [2-2]
The Friends Provident St Mary's Stadium, Northam, Southampton (32,095)
Beckham, Gerrard
Sakiri, Trajanov
HD

 

Worn by 41 Players
Darren Anderton Michael Ball Nicky Barmby David Beckham
Lee Bowyer Wayne Bridge Wes Brown Nicky Butt
Sol Campbell Jamie Carragher Michael Carrick Andy Cole
Ashley Cole Joe Cole David Dunn Kieron Dyer
Ugo Ehiogu Rio Ferdinand Robbie Fowler Steven Gerrard
Owen Hargreaves Emile Heskey Martin Keown Frank Lampard
Gavin McCann Steve McManaman Danny Mills Danny Murphy
Gary Neville Phil Neville Michael Owen Kevin Phillips
Chris Powell Michael Ricketts Paul Scholes Teddy Sheringham
Trevor Sinclair Alan Smith Gareth Southgate Darius Vassell
Jonathan Woodgate      

 

Matches in which England Under-21 wore the 2001 Home White Uniform
Season 2000-01

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Howard Wilkinson
UEFA Under-21 Championship 2002 preliminary (group 9)
190 27 March 2001 - Albania 0 England 1 [0-0]
Stadiumi Kombetar Qemal Stafa, Tiran
(2,000)
Greening (pen) AW

England: N.Weaver, Luke Young, Gareth Barry, C.Riggott (T.Bramble), John Terry, S.Davis, L.Chadwick, Darius Vassell, M.Christie (F.Ameobi), M.Wilson (Scott Parker), J.Greening.

Friendly  
191 24 May 2001 - England 3 Mexico 0 [0-0]
City Stadium, Filbert Street, Leicester
(10,132)
Christie, Defoe, Bothroyd HW

England: Chris Kirkland (S.Bywater), Luke Young (S.Wright), L.Naylor (Matthew Upson), T.Bramble (C.Riggott), John Terry (M.Taylor), David Dunn (M.Wilson), D.Prutton (D.Cadamarteri), Jermain Defoe (Jay Bothroyd), M.Christie (T.Benjamin), F.Ameobi (J.Pennant), S.Davis (P.Vernazza).

UEFA Under-21 Championship 2002 preliminary (group 9)  
192  5 June 2001 - Greece 3 England 1 [2-0]
St醖io Apostolos Nikolaidis, Ath韓a
(1,500-2,000)
Papadopoulos, Vakouftsis, Terry OG
Carrick
AL

England: S.Bywater, Luke Young, L.Naylor, Matthew Upson, John Terry, David Dunn, Jermain Defoe (J.Pennant), Joe Cole, M.Christie (F.Ameobi), S.Davis (D.Prutton), Michael Carrick.

Season 2001-02

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David Platt
Friendly
193  14 August 2001 - England 4 Netherlands 0 [1-0]
Madejski Stadium, Reading
(19,467)
Vassell, Christie, Defoe (2) HW

England: S.Taylor (S.Bywater), Luke Young (S.Wright), Wayne Bridge (Seth Johnson), David Dunn (D.Prutton), John Terry (C.Riggott), Gareth Barry (T.Bramble), J.Greening (J.Pennant), S.Davis (Scott Parker), Darius Vassell (Jermain Defoe), Francis Jeffers (M.Christie), L.Chadwick (M.Wilson).

UEFA Under-21 Championship 2002 preliminaries (group 9)  
194    31 August 2001 - Germany 1 England 2 [0-0]
Dreisamstadion, Freiburg im Breisgau
(15,000-21,400)
Metzelder
Cole, Jeffers
AW

England: S.Taylor, S.Wright, Wayne Bridge, S.Davis, Ledley King, Gareth Barry, J.Greening, D.Prutton, Darius Vassell (Francis Jeffers), Joe Cole (Scott Parker), L.Chadwick (Jermain Defoe).

195  4 September 2001 - England 5 Albania 0 [1-0]
BT Cellnet Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough
(23,118)
Jeffers (3), Defoe, Greening HW

England: S.Taylor, S.Wright, Wayne Bridge, S.Davis (M.Wilson), Ledley King, Gareth Barry, J.Greening, Scott Parker (J.Pennant), Francis Jeffers, Jermain Defoe, L.Chadwick (Seth Johnson).

196 5 October 2001 - England 2 Greece 1 [1-0]
Ewood Park, Blackburn
(29,164)
Defoe, Christie
Papadopolous (pen)
HW

England: Chris Kirkland, Luke Young, Wayne Bridge, Michael Carrick, Ledley King, Gareth Barry, J.Pennant, David Dunn, Darius Vassell, Jermain Defoe (M.Christie), J.Greening (D.Prutton).

England wore the all-white kit, against Greece.

UEFA Under-21 Championship 2002 preliminaries play-offs  
197 9 November 2001 - Netherlands 2 England 2 [2-1]
Nieuw Galgenwaard Stadion, Utrecht
(14,500)
Van der Vaart, Kuijt
Davis, Dunn
AD

England: Chris Kirkland, Luke Young, Wayne Bridge, S.Davis, John Terry (Gareth Barry), Ledley King, J.Pennant, Michael Carrick, M.Christie (F.Ameobi), Jermain Defoe, David Dunn.

198 13 November 2001 - England 1 Netherlands 0 [0-0]
Pride Park Stadium, Derby
(32,418)
Carrick HW

England: Chris Kirkland, S.Wright, Wayne Bridge, S.Davis, John Terry, Ledley King, J.Pennant (J.Greening), Michael Carrick, F.Ameobi, Jermain Defoe, David Dunn.

Friendlies  
200 26 March 2002 - England 1 Italy 1 [0-1]
Bradford & Bingley Stadium, Bradford
(21,642)
Barry
Maccarone
HD

England: Paul Robinson (S.Bywater), S.Wright, J.Samuel, D.Prutton, Zat Knight (A.Gardner), Gareth Barry, Shaun Wright-Phillips (J.Pennant), Jermaine Jenas (Scott Parker), Alan Smith, Jermain Defoe, M.Etherington (Peter Crouch).

201  16 April 2002 - England 0 Portugal 1 [0-1]
Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent
(28,000)
Tonel HL

England: Paul Robinson (Chris Kirkland), S.Wright (Luke Young), Paul Konchesky, Michael Carrick, C.Riggott, Gareth Barry, David Dunn (J.Pennant), S.Davis (Jermaine Jenas), Alan Smith (Bobby Zamora), M.Christie (Peter Crouch), Seth Johnson (Jermain Defoe).

UEFA Under-21 Championship 2002 Finals in Switzerland (group A)  
202 17 May 2002 - England 2 Switzerland 1 [1-0]
Stadion Hardturm, Z黵ich
(16,000)
Defoe, Crouch
Frei
AW

England: Paul Robinson, Luke Young, Paul Konchesky, S.Davis (D.Prutton), C.Riggott, Gareth Barry, J.Pennant, David Dunn, Peter Crouch, (F.Ameobi), Alan Smith, Jermain Defoe (Scott Parker).

203 20 May 2002 - Italy 2 England 1 [0-0]
Sankt Jakob Stadion, Basel
(5,000)
Maccarone (2)
Barry
NL

England: Paul Robinson, Luke Young, Paul Konchesky, S.Davis, Zat Knight, C.Riggott, Alan Smith, David Dunn, Peter Crouch (Jermain Defoe), D.Prutton (J.Pennant), Gareth Barry (Bobby Zamora).

204 22 May 2002 - Portugal 3 England 1 [2-1]
Stadion Hardturm, Z黵ich
(6,000)
Teixeira, Makukula (pen), Viana
Smith
NL

England: Paul Robinson, Luke Young, Paul Konchesky, David Dunn, Zat Knight, Gareth Barry, J.Pennant (Scott Parker), D.Prutton, Alan Smith, Jermain Defoe (Bobby Zamora), J.Greening (F.Ameobi).

Season 2002-03
Friendly  
205  6 September 2002 - England 1 Yugoslavia 1 [0-1]
Reebok Stadium, Bolton
(10,531)
Wright-Phillips
Lazovic
HD

England: Chris Kirkland, J.Samuel (S.Parnaby), T.Bramble, Gareth Barry, Paul Konchesky (Joleon Lescott), D.Prutton (M.Etherington), Michael Carrick, Jermaine Jenas, Francis Jeffers, J.Pennant (Shaun Wright-Phillips), Jermain Defoe (F.Ameobi).

UEFA Under-21 Championship 2004 preliminary (group 7)  
207 15 October 2002 - England 3 FYR Macedonia 1 [1-0]
Madejski Stadium, Reading
(15,538)
Jeffers (3)
Baldovaliev
HW

England: Chris Kirkland (M.Murray), J.Samuel, Paul Konchesky, T.Bramble, Gareth Barry, Jermaine Jenas, D.Prutton, Joe Cole (Peter Crouch), Francis Jeffers, F.Ameobi (Shaun Wright-Phillips), Michael Carrick.

Friendly  
208  11 February 2003 - Italy 1 England 0 [0-0]
Stadio Dei Marmi, Carrara
(3,966)
Borriello AL

England: M.Murray (L.Grant), J.Samuel (Joleon Lescott), M.Taylor (J.McEveley), Gareth Barry, Michael Dawson, P.Clarke, D.Prutton (D.Ambrose), F.Ameobi, Shaun Wright-Phillips (Kevin Nolan), Bobby Zamora (Darren Bent), Michael Carrick.

UEFA Under-21 Championship 2004 preliminary (group 7)  
209 28 March 2003 - Portugal 4 England 2 [2-2]
Est醖io Municipal, A.Maior
(3,000)
Postiga, Barry OG, Martins, Ronaldo
Ameobi (2)
AL

England: S.Bywater, J.Samuel, Paul Konchesky, T.Bramble (Peter Crouch), Michael Dawson, Gareth Barry, D.Prutton (J.Pennant), Joe Cole, F.Ameobi, Jermain Defoe, Michael Carrick (J.Stewart).

The Under-21s' shirt had the same match details format on the chest, but only for the last three games, with the team names appearing as ENGLAND U21, ITALY U21, MACEDONIA U21 and PORTUGAL U21. Against Macedonia, the same alternative format as for the following night's full international between the two countries was used (see Variations above). England were named first against Macedonia and second in the last two games in which the shirt was worn. Surnames were also worn on the reverse for the last three games and also in the three UEFA Under-21 Championship fixtures in Switzerland, in which they wore the tournament logo on the right sleeve and the UEFA FAIR PLAY logo on the left sleeve.

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 +6

 

England's Under-21 Record wearing the 2001 Home Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 9 6 2 1 20 5 +15 1 4 2.222 0.556 77.8 +4
Away 7 3 1 3 10 12 -2 1 1 1.429 1.714 50.0 =0
Neutral 2 0 0 2 2 5 -3 0 0 1.00 2.50 0.0 -2
Total 18 9 3 6 32 22 +10 2 5 1.778 1.222 58.3 +2

Shirts issued to Jamie Carragher (14) against Germany and Teddy Sheringham (17) against Sweden.

 From Richard Clarke's 'Three Lions - England Match Worn Shirts' Facebook Collection.

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