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England's Away Uniform
March2006 to June2007

2004 Away Uniform
2005 Home Uniform
2007 Home Uniform
2008 Away Uniform
 
 

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Description

Red crew-neck shirt. Thick darker-red hem at the bottom of the shirt, with a darker-red triangular shard rising up on each hip to a point. Outer half of cuffs edged with a darker-red triangular shard rising up to a point. English flag running down right shoulder and narrowing. Curved triangular mesh panel covering underarm. Slim rectangular mesh panel down each side, bending towards the reverse, with a point at each end. Embroidered emblem on left breast, bordered in gold, with 'ENGLAND' in capitalised white lettering inside a navy blue panel, also bordered in gold, above the emblem. Small gold holographic star above the panel, containing an emblem, with 'ENGLAND' in capitalised navy blue lettering inside a white panel above the emblem. Two embroidered white concentric diamonds on right collarbone. Small circular authenticity label on left lower-back, alongside the mesh side panel. Gold mesh number on reverse and on right breast, underneath the Umbro logo, in same font as previous England shirts. White emblem at base of each number on reverse, with 'ENGLAND' in capitalised gold lettering inside a white panel above the emblem. Surname in capitalised gold lettering above number on reverse, in same font as the numbers. Match details embroidered in gold in centre of chest in following format (not actual font):
 

ENGLAND

v

URUGUAY

01�03�2006

 

White shorts, with red drawstring. Red triangular shard at bottom of each seam, extending inwards, rising to a point and continuing along hem around rear half of shorts, before narrowing to a point. Large red triangular shard extending down from waistband at top of each seam, extending outwards and ending in a point. Two embroidered navy blue concentric diamonds on left thigh. Navy blue number, in the same font as on the shirt, above the Umbro logo on left thigh. Embroidered emblem on right thigh, with 'ENGLAND' in capitalised white lettering inside a navy blue panel above the emblem.

Red socks, with darker-red soles. Two large white concentric diamonds on calf. Emblem on shin, underneath the Umbro logo, with 'ENGLAND' in capitalised white lettering inside a navy blue panel above the emblem.

Variations
  • Against Sweden, England had a full-colour FIFA WORLD CUP GERMANY 2006 logo heat-pressed onto the upper right sleeve.
  • Against Estonia, England had the UEFA EURO 2008 logo heat-pressed onto the upper right sleeve.
  • The names of England's opponents, as they appeared in the match details, were ESTONIA, GREECE, JAMAICA, SWEDEN and URUGUAY. England were named first in the three home fixtures and second in the other two fixtures.
  • For the two fixtures played in this shirt in the 2006-7 season, against Greece and Estonia, John Terry, England's captain, wore a white armband, with the fixture, the name of the stadium, and the date, all printed on it in red, with the emblem also on it.
Most Appearances

5 - Peter Crouch (2 sub), Steven Gerrard (1 sub), John Terry

  • 26 players appeared in the five games in which this kit was worn.

  • Even though Terry started all five games and Crouch started two of the games on the bench, it was the striker who spent the longest on the pitch in this shirt. Terry was substituted at half-time in the first game (versus Uruguay), and was taken off in the first half, because of an injury, in the second game (versus Jamaica). Crouch's second substitute appearance in the shirt was in the fourth minute, against Sweden, because of Michael Owen's serious knee injury, which meant that Crouch was four minutes short of four full appearances in the kit.

  • Darren Bent and Aaron Lennon were the only players to make their international debuts in this shirt; Lennon as a 19-year-old substitute against Jamaica.

  • No players won their last cap in this shirt.

Top Scorers

7 - Peter Crouch

3 - Joe Cole

2 - Frank Lampard, Michael Owen

  • Seven goals in five games was a phenomenal record for Crouch, who only failed to score against Sweden.

  • Crouch's hat-trick against Jamaica could have been clinched seven minutes earlier, had he not fired over the bar from a penalty.

  • Crouch was also the only player to score his first international goal in this shirt, coming on as a substitute to draw England level against Uruguay.

  • No players scored their last international goal in this shirt.

Captains

3 - David Beckham

2 - John Terry

  • Beckham relinquished the captaincy at the end of the 2006 World Cup.

  • Terry captained his country for the first time in Steve McClaren's first match in charge, a thumping 4-0 victory against the European Champions, Greece.

  • Terry became the first England skipper to wear the match details on his armband.

 

After the silver-edged red shirts and shorts of 2004, England upgraded their next change kit to include gold markings in terms of names, numbers and match details, though, thankfully, the shorts were not gold.

Umbro described the kit thus:

'The England crest is bigger and recalls the motif from 1966. It has a gold outline that is neatly complemented by gold numbering and lettering on the shirts. There is also a gold holographic star to represent the single World Cup victory. Plenty of 21st-century technology has been used to laser-cut a St. George's cross detail into the shirt's right shoulder, and state-of-the-art body-mapping equipment has helped to provide the perfect fit for the players. Also, Umbro have built in a raft of new technical innovations. The fabric is designed to channel heat away from the body, which will help keep the players cool and dry when the pressure is on in Germany this summer. The numbers, too, are made from a breathable mesh material.'

Kitted out with gold, our heroes were now ready to take on the world once more, and, it has to be said, their performances in this shirt, were pretty impressive. Unfortunately, their victories were largely meaningless friendlies. Their only World Cup appearance in the kit, against Sweden, began with a horrific knee injury for Michael Owen, but was followed by a stirring first-half performance, the highlight of which was a stunning volley from Joe Cole, which threatened to ignite England's tournament. Sadly, England were guilty of sloppy defending in the second half and the game was drawn. It was enough to win the first-round group for them, but they failed to re-ignite the spark and another quarter-final exit on penalties was awaiting them.

The victory against Greece showed that there was still fire in the belly, before the shirt's last appearance in Tallinn, where Beckham and Owen made their competitive comebacks, following a year out of the fold. It was particularly pleasing to see Owen score again, following his injury, with Beckham also re-establishing himself and closing in on a century of caps. Alas, the appearances in this red and gold shirt were not matched by those in the white.

Matches in Which England Wore the 2006 Away Red Uniform

2005-06

835 1 March 2006 2-1 vs. Uruguay, Anfield Road, Liverpool Fr HW
837 3 June 2006 6-0 vs. Jamaica, Old Trafford, Trafford, Manchester Fr HW
World Cup Finals 2006
840 20 June 2006 2-2 vs. Sweden, Rhein Energy Stadion, K�ln WCF ND

2006-07

843 16 August 2006 4-0 vs. Greece, Old Trafford, Trafford, Manchester Fr HW
853 6 June 2007 3-0 vs. Estonia, A. Le Coq Arena, Lilleküla, Tallinn ECP AW

 

England's Record wearing the 2006 Away Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 3 3 0 0 12 1 +11 0 2 4.00 0.333 100.0 +3
Away 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Neutral 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
Total 5 4 1 0 17 3 +14 0 3 3.40 0.60 90.0 +4


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