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England's Home Uniform
March2003 to November2004

2001 Home Uniform
2002 Away Uniform
2004 Away Uniform
2005 Home Uniform
 
 

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Description

     
White short-sleeved shirt, with 17 horizontal shadow stripes across the chest and back, the top five of which are progressively closer together than the bottom twelve, the top two being the closest together. Thick navy blue hem at the bottom of the shirt. White winged collar and cuffs, edged with a navy blue stripe. Thick red stripe running down centre of back of collar. Red v-neck, extending down chest to edge of emblem, left side overlapping right, with two red plastic fasteners on right. Mesh panel down each side of shirt covering underarm and inner sleeve, bounded by thick reverse stitching down each side, running from cuffs to hem. Broad red stripe running from one cuff to the other, across the shoulders, narrower at each cuff. Small gold star on left sleeve, just above cuff. Embroidered emblem in centre of chest, with 'ENGLAND' in capitalised white lettering inside a navy blue panel above the emblem. Two embroidered navy blue concentric diamonds below emblem. Large rounded rectangular label attached to right hip, bordered in thick navy blue, with 'ENGLAND' in capitalised navy blue lettering in a panel across the top, an arch shape below it, containing a holographic emblem, with 'ENGLAND' in capitalised white lettering inside a navy blue panel above the emblem, 'OFFICIAL TEAM PRODUCT' in capitalised navy blue lettering below the emblem, and a red Umbro diamonds logo and English flag in adjacent panels at the bottom. Panels on label are bordered by thin navy blue stripes. Navy blue number on reverse and in centre of chest, below Umbro diamonds logo, in a different font to previous England shirts. Surname in capitalised navy blue lettering above number on reverse, in same font as the numbers. Match details embroidered in navy blue, positioned centrally at bottom of shirt, just above hem, in following format (not actual font):

ENGLAND

v

TURKEY

02ˇ04ˇ2003

Navy blue shorts, with navy blue drawstring. Red stripe running down three-quarters of seams, thicker at waistband and cut diagonally at its end, so that it points inwards. White number on left thigh, in the same font as on the shirt. Embroidered emblem on right thigh, with 'ENGLAND' in capitalised white lettering inside a navy blue panel above the emblem. Two embroidered white concentric diamonds on right thigh, below emblem.

White socks, with navy blue hoop across tops. Two large navy blue concentric diamonds on front of calf. English flag on back of calf.

Variations
  • A long-sleeved version of the shirt was also worn. The red stripe down the sleeves ended at the elbow and was cut diagonally by thick reverse stitching at its end, so that it pointed inwards. The gold star was positioned on the upper left sleeve.
  • The shirts worn by Ashley Cole also included his first initial i.e. A. COLE.
  • Apart from the game against South Africa, the shirts won by Joe Cole also included his first initial i.e. J. COLE.
  • Apart from the first six games in which this shirt was worn, the shirts worn by the Neville brothers also included their first initial i.e. G. NEVILLE and P. NEVILLE.
  • For the three games played in the 2004 European Championship final tournament, England had logos sewn-on to the upper sleeves. The 'Euro 2004' tournament logo was on the right arm and the UEFA Fair Play logo was on the left arm.
  • In the game against Wales, England had a black-and-white FIFA WORLD CUP GERMANY 2006 logo embroidered onto the upper right sleeve.
  • The names of England's opponents, as they appeared in the match details, were AUSTRIA, CROATIA, DENMARK, FRANCE, LEICHTENSTEIN*, MACEDONIA, PORTUGAL, SERBIA & MONTENEGRO, SLOVAKIA, SOUTH AFRICA, SPAIN, SWITZERLAND, TURKEY and WALES. England were named first in the seven home fixtures, plus the European Championship fixture against Switzerland. They were named second in the other ten fixtures.

*In the home game against Liechtenstein, the opponent's name was misspelt as LEICHTENSTEIN (thanks to Simon Shakeshaft and England Match Shirts for spotting that one!).

  • In the home games against Slovakia, Croatia and Liechtenstein, and away to Spain, England wore all white. An alternative pair of white shorts was worn, with white drawstring and the following design details:
    • Navy blue hem. Red stripe running down three-quarters of seams, thicker at waistband and cut diagonally at its end, so that it points inwards. Thin navy blue stripe borders red stripe on inward side and runs down to hem, curving towards rear. Navy blue number on left thigh, in the same font as on the shirt. Embroidered emblem on right thigh, with 'ENGLAND' in capitalised white lettering inside a navy blue panel above the emblem. Two embroidered navy blue concentric diamonds on right thigh, below emblem.
Most Appearances

15 - David Beckham, Frank Lampard (3 sub), Michael Owen

  • 34 players appeared in this kit, in 17 games.

  • Beckham, Lampard and Owen each only completed 10 of the 17 games. Taking into account the times when each joined and left the action, Owen appeared for the longest time on the pitch in this shirt, by ten minutes more than Beckham, though this cannot be entirely accurate due to the varying amounts of added time at the end of each half.

  • Wayne Rooney played in 14 of the 17 games, but did not complete a full ninety minutes in any of them.

  • 4 players won their first caps in the shirt. John Terry came on as a half-time substitute. He went on to win 78 caps, with only the one appearance as substitute.

  • 7 players made their last international appearances in the shirt. For Paul Scholes, the Euro 2004 quarter-final, against Portugal, was his 66th cap.

  • Nicky Butt won his 39th and last cap in the shirt, whilst Darius Vassell's last touch of his 22nd appearance was to miss the vital spot-kick that led to England's demise in the shootout against Portugal at Euro 2004.

  • Every one of Vassell's eight appearances in this shirt, was as a substitute. Owen Hargreaves also made eight appearances from the bench in the shirt, but managed to start and complete one game, against Macedonia.

Top Scorers

7 - Michael Owen (1 Pen.)

5 - David Beckham (3 Pens.)

  • Owen also scored in England's penalty shootout, against Portugal.

  • Beckham also missed three penalties in this shirt, against Turkey, France and Portugal (in the shootout).

  • When the 18-year-old Rooney scored his first against Switzerland, he became the youngest ever scorer in the history of the European Championship final tournament, though he only held the record for four days, until Johan Vonlanthen, a Swiss opponent, who was exactly 100 days younger than Rooney, netted against France in their next match in the group.

  • Rooney's second against Switzerland, hit the post and rebounded in off the Swiss 'keeper, Stiel, so should, technically, have been an own goal.

  • Similarly, England's opener against Wales, credited to Lampard, actually deflected in off Owen.

  • Four players, including Lampard and Rooney, scored their first international goals in this shirt. Lampard went on to score 28, whilst Rooney surpassed Sir Bobby Charlton's all-time scoring record for England, with 52.

  • The only player to score his last England goal in this shirt was Gareth Southgate, who scored his second for his country after only 36 seconds of the game against South Africa.

Captains

15 - David Beckham

2 - Michael Owen

  • Once again, Beckham dominated the captaincy. When he was unavailable, as in June 2003, when he was suspended, Owen stepped in as his deputy.

 

Following on from the bold red stripe of the 2001 white kit, England's next home shirt also made lavish use of red and it was worn at the final stages of Euro 2004, a tournament that threatened to transform a young star into an all-time great, before descending into the usual penalty shootout heartache.

The main innovation in this shirt, yet another designed by Umbro, is the small gold star placed on the arm in recognition of England's sole World Cup triumph in 1966. Somewhat less innovative, but curious nonetheless, was that at first glance, the newly-introduced practice of adding the fixture and date to the chest of the shirt, seemed to have been discarded. However, it was merely re-positioned to a less prominent location, the base of the front of the shirt, only visible when the shirt was not tucked into the shorts.

One further curiosity was that the Umbro diamonds logo was switched from the left to the right thigh of the shorts for the first time on an England kit. This meant that it had to compete with the emblem, rather than the number, for attention.

On the field, Eriksson's squad qualified for the European Championship final tournament, beating off a strong challenge from a resurgent Turkish team that had finished third at the last World Cup. A brave backs-to-the-wall performance in Istanbul saw England secure their place in Portugal.

The tournament began with a tough encounter with the defending champions, France, where England almost pulled off a memorable victory, but the fates conspired against them. Beckham missed a penalty and Zidane was waiting to provide the sting in the tail at the end. If England were feeling sorry for themselves, Wayne Rooney proved to be the perfect antidote and the fearless 18-year-old exploded onto the scene with two goals against Switzerland.

Just as we were starting to believe that we had a team of world-beaters, the rug was pulled from under us again. Rooney broke a bone in his foot against the hosts and England were left in an epic battle for supremacy, penalties once again proving the insurmountable obstacle.

As usual, we licked the wounds and carried on. A strong start to the 2006 World Cup qualifying campaign and time for a new kit...

 

Matches in which England wore the 2003 Home White Uniform
Season 2002-03

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Sven-Göran Eriksson
European Championship Preliminaries
800 29 March 2003 - Liechtenstein 0 England 2 [0-1]
Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz (3,548)
Owen, Beckham AW
801 2 April 2003 - England 2 Turkey 0 [0-0]
Stadium of Light, Monkwearmouth, Sunderland (47,667)
Vassell, Beckham (pen) HW
South Africa 2010 World Cup Bid Challenge Match  
802 22 May 2003 - South Africa 1 England 2 [1-1]
Amalgamated Banks of South Africa Stadium, Durban (48,000)
McCarthy (pen)
Southgate, Heskey
AW
Friendly  
803 3 June 2003 -
England 2 Serbia & Montenegro 1 [1-1]
Walkers Stadium, Filbert Way, Leicester (30,900)
Gerrard, J.Cole
Jestrović
HW
European Championship Preliminary  
804 11 June 2003 - England 2 Slovakia 1 [0-1]
The Riverside Stadium, Middlehaven, Middlesbrough (33,106)
Owen (2 (1 pen))
Janocko
HW

England wore the all-white kit, against Slovakia.

Season 2003-04
Friendly  
805 20 August 2003 - England 3 Croatia 1 [1-0]
Portman Road, Ipswich (28,700)
Beckham (pen), Owen, Lampard
Mornar
HW

England wore the all-white kit, against Croatia.

European Championship Preliminaries  
806 6 September 2003 - Macedonia FYR 1 England 2 [1-0]
Gradski Stadion, Karpoš, Skopje (20,500)
Hristov
Rooney, Beckham (pen)
AW
807 10 September 2003 - England 2 Liechtenstein 0 [0-0]
Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester (64,931)
Owen, Rooney HW

England wore the all-white kit, against Liechtenstein.

808 11 October 2003 - Turkey 0 England 0 [0-0]
Sükrü Saracoglu Stadyumu, Kadιköy, İstanbul (42,000)
  AD
Friendlies  
809 16 November 2003 - England 2 Denmark 3 [2-2]
Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester (64,159)
Rooney, J.Cole
Jřrgensen (2 (1 pen)), Tomasson
HL
Stadium Inauguration Match  
810 18 February 2004 - Portugal 1 England 1 [0-0]
Estádio Algarve, Caliços, Almancil (27,000)
Pauleta
Miguel OG
AD
European Championship Finals in Portugal  
814 13 June 2004 - France 2 England 1 [0-1]
Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Bairro Dona Leonor, Lisboa (62,487)
Zidane (2 (1 pen))
Lampard
NL
815 17 June 2004 - England 3 Switzerland 0 [1-0]
Estádio Municipal de Coimbra, Fonteda Cheira, Coimbra (28,214)
Rooney, Stiel OG, Gerrard NW
817 24 June 2004 - Portugal 2 England 2 [0-1]
AET [1-1] & Penalties [6-5]
Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Bairro Dona Leonor, Lisboa (62,564)
Postiga, Rui Costa
Owen, Lampard
AD
Season 2004-05
World Cup Preliminaries  
819 4 September 2004 - Austria 2 England 2 [0-1]
Ernst Happel Stadion, Leopoidstod, Wien (48,500)
Kollmann, Ivanschitz
Lampard, Gerrard
AD
821 9 October 2004 - England 2 Wales 0 [1-0]
Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester (65,224)
Owen, Beckham HW
Friendly  
823 17 November 2004 - Spain 1 England 0 [1-0]
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Chamartín, Madrid (48,000)
Del Horno AL

England wore the all-white kit, against Spain.

 

Worn by 34 Players
Gareth Barry James Beattie David Beckham Wayne Bridge
Nicky Butt Sol Campbell Jamie Carragher Ashley Cole
Joe Cole Jermain Defoe Kieron Dyer Rio Ferdinand
Steven Gerrard Owen Hargreaves Emile Heskey Jermaine Jenas
Glen Johnson Ledley King Frank Lampard Danny Mills
Danny Murphy Gary Neville Phil Neville Michael Owen
Scott Parker Wayne Rooney Paul Scholes Trevor Sinclair
Alan Smith Gareth Southgate John Terry Matthew Upson
Darius Vassell Shaun Wright-Phillips    

 

Matches in which England Under-21 wore the 2003 Home White Uniform
Season 2002-03

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David Platt
UEFA Under-21 Championship 2004 preliminary (group 7)
210 1 April 2003 - England 1 Turkey 1 [1-1]
St James' Park, Newcastle upon Tyne
(21,085)
Jeffers
Sanil
HD

England: M.Murray, J.Samuel (Glen Johnson), Paul Konchesky, Jermaine Jenas, Michael Dawson, P.Clarke, D.Prutton, Joe Cole, Francis Jeffers, Jermain Defoe (Carlton Cole), Gareth Barry.

Friendly  
211 2 June 2003 -
England 3 Serbia & Montenegro 2 [1-0]
Kingston Communications Stadium, Hull
(24,004)
Ameobi, Defoe, Bent
Petrovic, Stanic
HW

England: R.Evans (S.Bywater), S.Parnaby (Glen Johnson), Paul Konchesky, J.Pennant (Darren Bent), Phil Jagielka, P.Clarke, D.Prutton, S.Sidwell, F.Ameobi (Carlton Cole), Jermain Defoe, Bobby Zamora (D.Ambrose).

UEFA Under-21 Championship 2004 preliminary (group 7)  
212  10 June 2003 - England 2 Slovakia 0 [1-0]
Stadium of Light, Sunderland
(11,223)
Dolezaj OG, Jagielka HW

England: R.Evans, S.Parnaby, Paul Konchesky, Gareth Barry, Phil Jagielka, P.Clarke, D.Prutton, S.Sidwell, F.Ameobi (Bobby Zamora), Jermain Defoe (Carlton Cole), J.Pennant.

England wore the all-white kit, against Slovakia.

Season 2003-04
Friendly  
213  19 August 2003 - England 0 Croatia 3 [0-1]
Boleyn Ground, West Ham
(11,008)
Ljubojevic (2), Pranjic HL

England: M.Murray, Glen Johnson, Paul Konchesky, P.Clarke (Phil Jagielka), S.Parnaby, J.Pennant, D.Prutton, Jermaine Jenas, Gareth Barry (S.Sidwell), Francis Jeffers (Carlton Cole), Jermain Defoe.

England wore the all-white kit, against Croatia.

UEFA Under-21 Championship 2004 preliminaries (group 7)  
214   5 September 2003 - FYR Macedonia 1 England 1 [0-1]
Cair Stadium, Skopje
(2,700)
Stojkovski
Jagielka
AD

England: Chris Kirkland, Glen Johnson, Paul Konchesky, Phil Jagielka, P.Clarke, J.Pennant (Shaun Wright-Phillips), Joey Barton, S.Sidwell, M.Tonge, (Jermain Defoe), Francis Jeffers, F.Ameobi.

215  9 September 2003 - England 1 Portugal 2 [1-1]
Goodison Park, Liverpool
(23,744)
Barton
Quaresma, Postiga
HL

England: L.Grant, Glen Johnson, Paul Konchesky, Phil Jagielka, Michael Dawson, P.Clarke, D.Prutton (Jermain Defoe), Joey Barton, Gareth Barry, Francis Jeffers, F.Ameobi.

216  10 October 2003 - Turkey 1 England 0 [1-0]
Besiktas Inünü Stadium, İstanbul
(3,000-4,000)
Fathi AL

England: L.Grant, Glen Johnson, A.Davies, Phil Jagielka, M.Taylor, Shaun Wright-Phillips, S.Sidwell (N.Reo-Coker), Jermaine Jenas, D.Prutton (Darren Bent), F.Ameobi, Jermain Defoe.

Friendlies  
217 17 February 2004 - England 3 Netherlands 2 [1-0]
Kingston Communications Stadium, Hull
(25,280)
Ashton, Bentley, Bent
Tuyp, Huntelaar
HW

England: Scott Carson, N.Hunt (J.Hoyte), Glen Johnson, S.Taylor, L.Ridgewell, David Bentley, N.Reo-Coker (R.Chaplow), J.Welsh, Stewart Downing (P.Whittingham), Carlton Cole (Darren Bent), Dean Ashton (J.Stead).

218   30 March 2004 - Sweden 2 England 2 [0-1]
Idrottsplatten, Kristianstad
(7,330)
Nilsson, Andersson
Ashton, Chopra
AD

England: Scott Carson (L.Grant), J.Hoyte, Michael Dawson, S.Taylor (M.Kilgallon), L.Ridgewell, David Bentley (M.Chopra), M.Tonge (D.Ambrose), N.Reo-Coker (Jones), Stewart Downing (James Milner), Carlton Cole (Darren Bent), Dean Ashton (J.Stead).

England wore the all-white kit, against Sweden.

Season 2004-05

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Peter Taylor
UEFA Under-21 Championship 2006 preliminaries (group 6)
220 3 September 2004 - Austria 0 England 2 [0-1]
Sepp Doll Stadion, Krems
(4,500)
Cole, Bent AW

England: Scott Carson, N.Hunt, Leighton Baines, A.Ferdinand, C.Davenport, N.Reo-Coker, J.Pennant (J.Hoyte), G.O'Neil, Carlton Cole, J.Stead (Darren Bent), Stewart Downing (James Milner).

222  8 October 2004 - England 2 Wales 0 [0-0]
Ewood Park, Blackburn
(17,567)
Milner, Bent HW

England: Scott Carson, N.Hunt, D.Harding, Glen Johnson, C.Davenport, G.O'Neil, J.Pennant (P.Whittingham), James Milner, Carlton Cole (Darren Bent), J.Stead, Stewart Downing.

Friendly  
224  16 November 2004 - Spain 1 England 0 [0-0]
Estadio Municipal el Val, Alcala de Henares (3,000-5,000)
Fŕbregas AL

England: Scott Carson (L.Camp), N.Hunt (L.Ridgewell), D.Harding (B.Watson), Glen Johnson, Michael Dawson (C.Davenport), J.Hoyte, D.Ambrose (W.Routledge), James Milner (Stewart Downing), Carlton Cole, Darren Bent, P.Whittingham.

England wore the all-white kit, against Spain.

The Under-21s' shirt had the same match details format at the bottom of the shirt, with the team names appearing as AUSTRIA U21, CROATIA U21, ENGLAND U21, HOLLAND U21, MACEDONIA U21, PORTUGAL U21, SERBIA & MONTENEGRO U21, SLOVAKIA U21, SPAIN U21, SWEDEN U21, TURKEY U21 and WALES U21. England were named first in the seven home fixtures and second in the five away games.

England's Record wearing the 2003 Home Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 7 6 0 1 15 6 +9 0 3 2.143 0.857 85.7 +5
Away 8 3 4 1 11 8 +3 2 2 1.375 1.00 62.5 +2
Neutral 2 1 0 1 4 2 +2 0 1 2.00 1.00 50.0 =0
Total 17 10 4 3 30 16 +14 2 6 1.765 0.941 70.6 +7

 

England's Under-21 Record wearing the 2003 Home Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 7 4 1 2 12 10 +2 1 2 1.714 1.429 64.3 +2
Away 5 1 2 2 5 5 =0 2 1 1.00 1.00 40.0 -1
Total 12 5 3 4 17 15 +2 3 3 1.417 1.250 51.2 +1

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