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England's Home Uniform
February2007 to February2009

2005 Home Uniform
2006 Away Uniform
2008 Away Uniform
2009 Home Uniform
 
 

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Description  

White short-sleeved shirt. Thick navy blue hem at the bottom of the reverse of the shirt, curving upwards on each side. Curved thin navy blue line travelling up the lower back on each side, up to a point, before turning back to form a v-shape and then ending. White v-neck. English flag below neck on reverse on raised white triangular patch pointing downwards. Mesh panel down each side of shirt covering underarm and inner sleeve. Thin sliver of emblem running around each underarm and down each side, narrowing to a point. Red band running from a point across right shoulder up to neck line and then continuing along left shoulder, partly down left sleeve, narrowing to a point. Two conjoined navy blue diamonds along right shoulder, above red band. Embroidered emblem on left breast, with 'ENGLAND' in capitalised white lettering inside a navy blue panel above the emblem. Small gold holographic star above the panel, containing an emblem within a smaller star, with 'ENGLAND' in capitalised navy blue lettering inside a white panel above the emblem. Two embroidered gold concentric diamonds on right collarbone and two embroidered navy blue concentric diamonds on upper right sleeve. Navy blue 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 navy blue lettering inside a white panel above the emblem. Surname 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 (not actual font):

ENGLAND

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SPAIN

07·02·2007

Navy blue shorts, with red drawstring, cut to a v-shape at the bottom of each seam. Thin white line running from waistband down each seam, curving to a point, before turning back upwards to form a v-shape and then ending. Two conjoined white diamonds within v-shaped line. Two embroidered white concentric diamonds on left thigh. White mesh 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.

White socks. Navy blue diamonds across reverse of tops, with a navy blue hoop underneath. Two large navy blue 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. Thin navy blue line running around edge of soles.

England's captain, wore a red armband, with the fixture, the name of the stadium, and the date, all printed on it in white, with the emblem also on it.

Variations
  • A long-sleeved version of the shirt was also worn. There were no distinguishing features on the lower sleeves.

  • For the seven European Championship qualifying fixtures, England had the UEFA EURO 2008 logo embroidered onto the upper right sleeve, below the Umbro logo.

  • Against Brazil, a commemorative Wembley logo (incorporating the venue, the date, the emblem and the Brazilian flag) was embroidered onto the upper right sleeve.

  • For the three World Cup qualifying fixtures, England had the SOUTH AFRICA 2010 WORLD CUP logo embroidered onto the upper right sleeve, below the Umbro logo.

  • The names of England's opponents, as they appeared in the match details, were ANDORRA, AUSTRIA, BELARUS, BRAZIL, CROATIA, CZECH REPUBLIC, ESTONIA, GERMANY, ISRAEL, KAZAKHSTAN, RUSSIA, SPAIN and USA. England were named first in the ten home fixtures and second in the seven away fixtures.

  • England wore all white in six of the games (against Andorra, Croatia and Spain away, and at home to Estonia, Croatia and Kazakhstan). An alternative pair of white shorts was worn, with red drawstring and the following design details:

    • Cut to a v-shape at the bottom of each seam. Thin navy blue line running from waistband down each seam, curving to a point, before turning back upwards to form a v-shape and then ending. Two conjoined navy blue diamonds within v-shaped line. Two embroidered navy blue concentric diamonds on left thigh. Navy blue mesh 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.

Most Appearances

14 - Gareth Barry (4 sub), Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard (3 sub)

  • 44 players wore this shirt.

  • Of the three players making 14 appearances in the shirt, Gerrard spent the longest time on the pitch.

  • 7 players made their international debuts in the shirt. For Joey Barton and David Nugent, their England careers each lasted a mere eleven minutes (plus added time), though Nugent did, at least, manage to get his name on the scoresheet.

  • Two of the shirt's debutants (Joleon Lescott and Ashley Young) were still playing for England in 2013.

  • 12 players made their last international appearance in this shirt. For Gary Neville, it was his 85th, on the shirt's debut. Sol Campbell made a brief international comeback before winning his 73rd and final cap in the defeat to Croatia. The elder Neville brother (Phil) also ended his England career in the shirt, winning his 59th cap, eight months after Gary's last appearance.

Top Scorers

7 - Wayne Rooney

4 - Steven Gerrard

3 - Michael Owen, Theo Walcott

  • Rooney's seven goals were scored in nine games.

  • Owen's three goals were his last for England, taking him to a grand total of forty and putting him fourth in the all-time list of leading goalscorers.

  • Walcott's three were his first for England and all came in a hat-trick against Croatia. He did not score his fourth until the 2012 European Championship, four years later.

  • Four other players scored their first international goal in this shirt, but only one managed to add to their tally. Rio Ferdinand had claimed a goal at the 2002 World Cup, but it was diverted into the net by the Danish goalkeeper. There could be no denying his assured finish against Russia at Wembley, five years later, however, or his header against Kazakhstan in 2008.

Captains

10 - John Terry

5 - Steven Gerrard

2 - Rio Ferdinand

  • Terry was Steve McLaren's choice as captain, with Gerrard taking the armband when Terry was injured.

  • When Fabio Capello became coach, he finally settled on Terry as his captain, with Ferdinand deputising when Terry was injured.

  • None of the three were captain for the first or last time in this shirt.

 

This kit was fairly unremarkable, being broadly similar to its predecessor, and due to it never being worn in a major tournament, it has struggled to stay in the memory.

It was launched at the beginning of 2007, in the midst of England's ultimately unsuccessful attempt to qualify for the European Championship in Austria and Switzerland, a failure that cost Steve McLaren his job as coach.

Umbro proudly proclaimed that the shirt was their most hi-tech yet, using a special fabric called Trilogy, to control the microclimate between the skin and the shirt. It drew sweat away from the skin and included tiny pores to help heat escape, so that the players stayed cool and dry in the heat of the action.

Unfortunately, the action never really became heated. England suffered damaging defeats; to Russia, in the cool of Moscow, and to Croatia, on a very soggy evening at Wembley.

The kit was also on duty for England's long-awaited return to Wembley and the new national stadium, though Brazil and, inevitably, Germany prevented it from becoming a victorious return. Fabio Capello took up the reins to try to put England back on track and he got off to a flying start, with England swiftly gaining revenge against Croatia with a stunning 4-1 win in Zagreb. The World Cup in South Africa was the goal, though the shirt's farewell was a sobering defeat in Sevilla against the European and, soon to be, World Champions.

Matches in Which England Wore the 2007 Home White Uniform

2006-07

849 7 February 2007 0-1 vs. Spain, Old Trafford, Manchester Fr HL
850 24 March 2007 0-0 vs. Israel, The National Stadium, Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv ECP AD
851 28 March 2007 3-0 vs. Andorra, Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Montjuïc, Barcelona AW

Notes

England wore all white, the white home shirt and socks with the white home change shorts, against Andorra.
852 1 June 2007 1-1 vs. Brazil, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HD

2007-08

854 22 August 2007 1-2 vs. Germany, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HL
855 8 September 2007 3-0 vs. Israel, The National Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HW
856 12 September 2007 3-0 vs. Russia, The National Stadium, Wembley, London HW
857 13 October 2007 3-0 vs. Estonia, The National Stadium, Wembley, London HW

Notes

England wore all white, the white home shirt and socks with the white home change shorts, against Estonia.
858 17 October 2007 1-2 vs. Russia, Olimpiyskiy Kompleks Luzhniki Stadion, Moskva ECP AL
859 16 November 2007 1-0 vs. Austria, Ernst Happel Stadion, Wien Fr AW
860 21 November 2007 2-3 vs. Croatia, The National Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HL

Notes

England wore all white, the white home shirt and socks with the white home change shorts, against Croatia.
863 28 May 2008 2-0 vs. USA, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW

2008-09

865 20 August 2008 2-2 vs. Czech Republic, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HD
867 10 September 2008 4-1 vs. Croatia, Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb WCP AW

Notes

England wore all white, the white home shirt and socks with the white home change shorts, against Croatia.
868 11 October 2008 5-0 vs. Kazakhstan, The National Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HW

Notes

England wore all white, the white home shirt and socks with the white home change shorts, against Kazakhstan.
869 15 October 2008 3-1 vs. Belarus, Dinamo Stadion, Minsk WCP AW
871 11 February 2009 0-2 vs. Spain, Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Sevilla Fr AL

Notes

England wore all white, the white home shirt and socks with the white home change shorts, against Spain.

 

England's Record wearing the 2007 Home Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 10 5 2 3 22 10 +12 1 4 2.20 1.00 60.0 +2
Away 7 4 1 2 12 6 +6 2 3 1.714 0.857 64.3 +2
Total 17 9 3 5 34 16 +18 3 7 2.00 0.941 61.8 +4

The shirt worn by Jermain Defoe in the defeat by Croatia in 2007.

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

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