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England's Home Uniform
March2009 to August2010

2007 Home Uniform
2008 Away Uniform
2010 Away Uniform
2010 Home Uniform

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White short-sleeved, collared shirt, with one white button below the neck on a white rectangular insert. Ribbed absorbent panel down each side of shirt covering underarm and inner sleeve. Three ventilation holes surrounded by white circular plastic below each absorbent panel, two adjacent to the side-seam and one alongside the top adjacent ventilation hole. Four ventilation holes surrounded by white circular plastic in the small of the back, arranged in a diamond shape with the lower ventilation hole further away from the others. Large embroidered emblem on left breast, alongside neck insert, with the lions redrawn and in a lighter shade of blue than previously. Tudor roses also re-positioned and re-drawn with yellow centres and green petals. Embroidered white star above the emblem. Lower-case 'v' in red (for home games) and blue (for games played away from home) below the emblem. A white scroll, outlined in blue, below the 'v', with the opponent's name in capitalised blue lettering within it, and the year in red (for home games and in the World Cup finals tournament) and blue (for other games played away from home) below the scroll. Two embroidered red concentric diamonds on right breast, alongside neck insert. Plain red number on reverse and in centre of chest. Surname in capitalised red lettering above number on reverse, in same font as the numbers.

White shorts, with white drawstring. Plain red number on left thigh in same font as on shirt, with two raised white concentric diamonds underneath. Raised white emblem on right thigh.

Plain white socks (the change socks with red top halves were not worn in any matches).

In all but the two games in the 2010 World Cup Finals tournament, England's captain wore a red armband with the emblem, a lower-case 'v' in white below the emblem, a white scroll, outlined in blue, below the 'v', with the opponent's name in capitalised blue lettering within it and the year in white below the scroll. The armbands worn in the World Cup by Steven Gerrard featured the FIFA MY GAME IS FAIR PLAY logo.

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

  • The shirts worn by Ashley and Carlton Cole also included their first initial i.e. A. COLE and C. COLE.

  • For the game against Slovakia, no numbers were worn on the chest or the shorts.

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

  • For the games against Mexico and Hungary, the shirts worn by Adam and Glen Johnson also included their first initial i.e. A. JOHNSON and G. JOHNSON.

  • For the two World Cup Finals tournament fixtures, England had the SOUTH AFRICA 2010 WORLD CUP logo embroidered onto the upper right sleeve.

  • The names of England's opponents, as they appeared in the scrolls, were ALGERIA, ANDORRA, BELARUS, BRAZIL, CROATIA, HOLLAND, HUNGARY, KAZAKHSTAN, MEXICO, SLOVAKIA, SLOVENIA, UKRAINE and USA.

  • England wore an alternative pair of navy blue shorts against Ukraine in Dnepropetrovsk, with a navy blue drawstring, a plain white number on the left thigh in the same font as on the shirt, with two raised navy blue concentric diamonds underneath and a raised navy blue emblem on the right thigh.

Most Appearances

13 - Glen Johnson, Wayne Rooney

12 - Frank Lampard, John Terry

  • 37 players wore this shirt.

  • Johnson spent longer on the pitch than Rooney, who was substituted four times, with Johnson only being replaced once.

  • 7 players made their international debuts in the shirt, four of them in the last match, against Hungary. James Milner went on to make 61 appearances.

  • 6 players made their last international appearance in this shirt. David Beckham set a new outfield record when he won his 115th cap against Belarus. Jamie Carragher won his 38th cap in the World Cup and Wayne Bridge won his 36th against Brazil.

  • Jermaine Defoe made all of his eight appearances from the substitutes' bench.

Top Scorers

6 - Frank Lampard (3 pens.), Wayne Rooney

5 - Peter Crouch, Jermain Defoe, Steven Gerrard

  • Rooney was also top scorer in the 2007 white shirt.

  • Glen Johnson and Ledley King each scored their only international goal in this shirt.

  • 2 other players scored their last goal for England in the shirt. For Emile Heskey, it was his seventh, and for Gareth Barry, it was his second. Heskey had gone six years without an international goal, until he donned this shirt.

  • Defoe's goals were all scored in three consecutive substitute appearances in 2009.


9 - John Terry

3 - Steven Gerrard

1 - Rio Ferdinand, Wayne Rooney

  • After the first nine games in this shirt, Terry was stripped of the captaincy following allegations of his extra-marital activities causing conflict with an England team-mate (Wayne Bridge, who never played for England again).

  • Rooney captained England for the first time, against Brazil.

  • Ferdinand was chosen by Fabio Capello to captain England at the 2010 World Cup, but he was injured in the first training session in South Africa and Gerrard replaced him for the final three games in this shirt.


Nike's acquisition of Umbro in 2008 instigated the most significant change to the design of the England kit in 35 years. Fortunately, it was met with almost universal approval, for it was a wonderful homage to the kits of long ago, following years of elaborate tweaks to the cherished national uniform.

It was kept under wraps until the first game, against Slovakia, when the players emerged in tracksuit tops so that the shirts could be unveiled in front of a large crowd at Wembley, together with the watching television viewers on Setanta Sports, just before the national anthem was played.

With a complete overhaul of the kit, Umbro used lightweight cotton and Savile Row tailoring to produce a bespoke fit for each player. The following ten unique points were highlighted by Umbro to emphasise its originality:

1. It's 'Tailored by Umbro', 2. Fabio Capello was involved from the start, 3. Designed to make players feel confident, 4. It was built from the inside out, 5. It's designed to work with a base layer, 6. Bobby Moore proved an inspiration, 7. It looks and feels like cotton, 8. The 'Three Lions' badge is new, 9. It's made-to-measure for the players, and 10. Even the tiniest detail is special.

Aside from the way it was made, the design included a host of features to please the traditionalists. A number of countries were switching to kits of one colour and England were consequently wearing all-white to avoid a clash, so it made sense to make that the first-choice combination. This was also popular with those who could not understand why England had to wear blue shorts when blue was not present in the English flag. Navy shorts were retained, however, as an alternative and used on a single occasion (in Ukraine).

The gold star that had been present since 2003 was also not a popular embellishment, so to change it to white (and only visible when actually holding or wearing the shirt) was a neat compromise. So too, were the similarly white Umbro logo and 'Three Lions' emblem on the shorts. Then, to make the impact even more spectacular and minimal, numbers were not present on the chest or the shorts for the first game.

There was more to behold. The socks were completely devoid of emblems and logos, being plain white, but it was the shirt that, inevitably, drew most attention, drawing comparison with the old plain white 'dress shirts' worn by England from 1880 to 1954. Perhaps the best innovation, however, was the crest. To see the Three Lions restored to their former glory, with no Umbro or 'England' labelling, with the colours restored to the re-positioned Tudor Roses, with the lions re-drawn and rendered in a brighter blue, with the emblem itself being bigger and standing out better, and with the return to the scrolls of the 1950s displaying the opponent's name, it really was a superb effort on behalf of all concerned.

On the field, it was quite successful, too, with England qualifying for the World Cup in South Africa. Unfortunately, the opening two games of the tournament were disappointing draws and they switched to their new all-red change kit for the remaining two games.

Then came the biggest surprise (as far as kits go, anyway) when, rather than letting this fabulous design run for two years, as was the Umbro norm for the past decade, a new kit was unleashed for the second game of the 2010-11 season. It was also impressive, but not quite as good as this one...


Matches in which England wore the 2009 Home White Uniform
Season 2008-09


Fabio Capello
872 28 March 2009 - England 4 Slovakia 0 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (85,512)
Heskey, Rooney (2), Lampard HW

England did not wear shirt numbers on the front or numbers on the shorts, against Slovakia.

World Cup Preliminaries  
873 1 April 2009 - England 2 Ukraine 1 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (87,548)
Crouch, Terry
874 6 June 2009 - Kazakhstan 0 England 4 [0-2]
Ortalyk Tsentralnyi Stadium, Almaly, Almaty (23,281)
Barry, Heskey, Rooney, Lampard (pen) AW
875 10 June 2009 - England 6 Andorra 0 [3-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (57,897)
Rooney (2), Lampard, Defoe (2), Crouch HW
Season 2009-10
876 12 August 2009 - Netherlands 2 England 2 [2-0]
Amsterdam Arena, Bijlmer-Centrum, Amsterdam (49,000)
Kuijt, van der Vaart
Defoe (2)
877 5 September 2009 - England 2 Slovenia 1 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (67,232)
Lampard (pen), Defoe
World Cup Preliminaries  
878 9 September 2009 - England 5 Croatia 1 [2-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (87,319)
Lampard (2 (1 pen)), Gerrard (2), Rooney
879 10 October 2009 - Ukraine 1 England 0 [1-0]
Stadion Dnepr-Arena, Kirovs'kyi, Dnepropetrovsk
Nazarenko AL

England wore the white home shirt and socks with the navy blue home change shorts, against Ukraine.

880 14 October 2009 - England 3 Belarus 0 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (76,897)
Crouch (2), Wright-Phillips HW
881 14 November 2009 - Brazil 1 England 0 [0-0]
Khalifa International Stadium, ad-Dawḥa, Qatar (50,000)
Nilmar NL
883 24 May 2010 - England 3 Mexico 1 [2-1]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (88,638)
King, Crouch, G.Johnson
World Cup Finals in South Africa  
885 12 June 2010 - England 1 United States 1 [1-1]
Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace, Phokeng, Rustenburg (38,646)
886 18 June 2010 - England 0 Algeria 0 [0-0]
Kaapstad-stadion, Green Point,
Kaapstad (64,100)
Season 2010-11
889 11 August 2010 - England 2 Hungary 1 [0-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London
Gerrard (2)
Jagielka OG


Worn by 37 Players
Gabby Agbonlahor Leighton Baines Gareth Barry David Beckham
Darren Bent Wayne Bridge Wes Brown Jamie Carragher
Michael Carrick Ashley Cole Carlton Cole Peter Crouch
Michael Dawson Jermain Defoe Stewart Downing Rio Ferdinand
Steven Gerrard Kieran Gibbs Emile Heskey Tom Huddlestone
Phil Jagielka Jermaine Jenas Andrew Johnson Glen Johnson
Ledley King Frank Lampard Aaron Lennon Joleon Lescott
James Milner Wayne Rooney John Terry Matthew Upson
Theo Walcott Jack Wilshere Shaun Wright-Phillips Ashley Young
Bobby Zamora      


Matches in which England Under-21 wore the 2009 Home White Uniform
Season 2008-09


Stuart Pearce
266 31 March 2009 - England 0 France 2 [0-2]
City Ground, Nottingham
Obertan, Sissoko HL

England: Joe Hart, M.Cranie (Jack Rodwell), A.Taylor (J.O'Hara), M.Mancienne, D.Wheater (F.Muamba), N.Onuoha, James Milner (Danny Welbeck), Tom Huddlestone, M.Derbyshire (Fraizer Campbell), M.Noble (C.Gardner), Adam Johnson.

267 8 June 2009 - England 7 Azerbaijan 0 [3-0]
stadium:mk, Milton Keynes
Mancienne, Sadιqov OG, Gardner, N.Məmmədov OG, Gibbs (2), Rodwell HW

England: Joe Hart (S.Loach), M.Cranie, Kieran Gibbs, F.Muamba (A.Taylor), J.Tomkins, M.Mancienne, C.Gardner (Jack Rodwell), L.Cattermole (J.Lewis), Fraizer Campbell (R.Stearman), M.Noble (Danny Rose), Adam Johnson.

UEFA Under-21 Championship 2009 Finals in Sweden (group B)  
268 15 June 2009 - England 2 Finland 1 [1-1]
Örjans Vall, Halmstad
Cattermole, Richards
Sparv (pen)

England: Joe Hart, M.Cranie, Kieran Gibbs, L.Cattermole, Micah Richards (J.Tomkins), M.Mancienne, James Milner, F.Muamba, Gabriel Agbanlahor (Jack Rodwell), M.Noble, Theo Walcott (Fraizer Campbell).

269 18 June 2009 - Spain 0 England 2 [0-0]
Gamla Ullevi, Göteborg
Campbell, Milner NW

England: Joe Hart, M.Cranie, Kieran Gibbs, L.Cattermole, Micah Richards, N.Onuoha, James Milner (C.Gardner), F.Muamba, Gabriel Agbonlahor (Fraizer Campbell), M.Noble, Adam Johnson (Theo Walcott).

UEFA Under-21 Championship 2009 Semi-Final  
271 26 June 2009 - England 3 Sweden 3 [3-0]
Gamla Ullevi, Göteborg (16,385)

AET [3-3] Penalty-kicks [5-4]
Cranie, Onuoha, Bjärsmyr OG
Berg (2), Toivonen

England: Joe Hart, M.Cranie, Kieran Gibbs, L.Cattermole, Micah Richards, N.Onuoha, James Milner, F.Muamba (Adam Johnson), Gabriel Agbonlahor (Fraizer Campbell), M.Noble (Jack Rodwell), Theo Walcott.

UEFA Under-21 Championship 2009 FINAL  
272 29 June 2009 - Germany 4 England 0 [1-0]
Swedbank Stadion, Malm
ö (18,769)
Castro, Özil, Wagner (2) NL

England: S.Loach, M.Cranie (C.Gardner), Kieran Gibbs, L.Cattermole, Micah Richards, N.Onuoha (M.Mancienne), James Milner, F.Muamba (Jack Rodwell), Theo Walcott,  M.Noble, Adam Johnson.

Season 2009-10
273 11 August 2009 - Netherlands 0 England 0 [0-0]
Euroborg, Groningen

England: S.Loach (F.Fielding), Micah Richards (K.Naughton), Kieran Gibbs (Ryan Bertrand), M.Mancienne, J.Tomkins, Jack Rodwell (Chris Smalling), J.Stanislas (F.Sears), L.Cattermole (Andy Carroll), Fabian Delph (Jack Wilshere), Danny Rose, J.Vaughan (Daniel Sturridge).

England wore the home shirt and socks with the navy blue home change shorts, against Netherlands.

UEFA Under-21 Championship 2011 preliminaries (group 9)  
274 4 September 2009 - FYR Macedonia 1 England 2 [1-0]
Stadion Goce Delčev, Prilep
Sears, Cattermole (pen)

England: S.Loach, K.Naughton, Kieran Gibbs, F.Muamba (F.Sears), J.Tomkins, M.Mancienne, J.Stanislas (Tom Cleverley), L.Cattermole, Daniel Sturridge, Jack Rodwell, Danny Rose (Jack Wilshere).

276 9 October 2009 - England 6 FYR Macedonia 3 [2-1]
Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Gibbs, Richards, Carroll (2), Hines (2)
Muarem, Ibraimi, Gibbs OG

England: S.Loach, Micah Richards, Kieran Gibbs, Jack Rodwell, J.Tomkins, M.Mancienne, Tom Cleverley, Jack Wilshere, Andy Carroll (Danny Welbeck), Theo Walcott (Z.Hines), Danny Rose (F.Muamba).

277 14 November 2009 - England 1 Portugal 0 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley
Rose HW

England: S.Loach, M.Mancienne (K.Naughton), Ryan Bertrand, F.Muamba, Micah Richards, Chris Smalling, Tom Cleverley, Fabian Delph (D.Gosling), Andy Carroll, Kieran Gibbs, Danny Rose (Jack Cork).

278 17 November 2009 - Lithuania 0 England 0 [0-0]
Vėtros Stadionas, Vilnius

England: S.Loach, M.Mancienne, Kieran Gibbs (Ryan Bertrand), F.Muamba (F.Hines), Micah Richards, Chris Smalling, Tom Cleverley, Fabian Delph, Andy Carroll, Daniel Sturridge (H.Lansbury), Danny Rose.

279 3 March 2010 - England 1 Greece 2 [0-1]
Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster
K.Papadopoulos, G.Papadopoulos

England: S.Loach, Kyle Walker, Ryan Bertrand, F.Muamba (Daniel Sturridge), Micah Richards, Chris Smalling (N.Delfouneso), Jack Wilshere, L.Cattermole, Andy Carroll, Jack Rodwell, Tom Cleverley (D.Gosling).

Season 2010-11
280 10 August 2010 - England 2 Uzbekistan 0 [0-0]
Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol
Rose, Kelly HW

England: F.Fielding (A.McCarthy), Kyle Walker, M.Mancienne, Jack Rodwell (H.Lansbury), Chris Smalling, Phil Jones (Martin Kelly), Tom Cleverley, Jordan Henderson (Jack Cork), Daniel Sturridge (M.Albrighton), Danny Rose, V.Moses (Danny Welbeck).

UEFA Under-21 Championship 2011 preliminary (group 9)  
281 3 September 2010 - Portugal 0 England 1 [0-1]
Estádio Cidade, Barcelos
Sturridge AW

England: F.Fielding, Kyle Walker, Ryan Bertrand, M.Mancienne (F.Muamba), Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Tom Cleverley, Jordan Henderson, Danny Welbeck (Jack Cork), Daniel Sturridge (N.Delfouneso), Danny Rose.

The Under-21s' shirt did not display match details beneath the emblem, apart from in the four UEFA Under-21 Championship fixtures in Sweden, when they wore the tournament logo on the right sleeve and the UEFA RESPECT logo on the left sleeve, whilst the following was included beneath the emblem, instead of the scroll (not actual font):


In the final, the following was included beneath the number in the centre of the chest (not actual font):


England's Record wearing the 2009 Home Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 8 8 0 0 27 5 +22 0 3 3.375 0.625 100.0 +8
Away 3 1 1 1 6 3 +3 1 1 2.00 1.00 50.0 =0
Neutral 3 0 2 1 1 2 -1 2 1 0.333 0.667 33.3 -1
Total 14 9 3 2 34 10 +24 3 5 2.429 0.714 75.0 +7


England's Under-21 Record wearing the 2009 Home Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 6 4 0 2 17 7 +10 1 3 2.833 1.167 66.7 +2
Away 5 2 3 0 6 4 +2 2 3 1.20 0.80 70.0 +2
Neutral 3 2 0 1 4 5 -1 1 1 1.333 1.667 66.7 +1
Total 14 8 3 3 27 16 +11 4 7 1.929 1.143 67.9 +5


A shirt issued to Matthew Upson against Brazil.

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