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England's Home Uniform
May2014 to November2015

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Description
White short-sleeved shirt with non-contrasting pin stripes and a v-neck collar overlapping from left to right. Silver satin strips along each shoulder. Embroidered emblem on left breast, with white border and a silver star above the emblem. Lower-case 'v' in blue below the emblem. The opponent's name in capitalised blue lettering below the 'v', flanked on each side by a sword pointing outwards, outlined in blue in the top half on the left and in the bottom half on the right, and in solid blue in the bottom half on the left and in the top half on the right. The date in blue, in numeric form (e.g. 03·09·14 against Norway) was below the opponent's name. Blue Swoosh on right breast, blue number in centre of chest, in a new font, and on reverse with a v-shaped mesh, with surname in capitalised blue lettering above number on reverse in same font, and blue emblem at base of each number on reverse. Fifteen sets of rounded white v-shaped plastic strips running alongside each side seam on the inside of the front of the shirt, with nine ventilation holes on each, getting progressively smaller from the middle outwards, and with gaps between sets of five upper strips, and four, three, two and one below them. Rectangular black label on left hip with AUTHENTIC in large silver capitalised letters, with two silver lines underneath, followed by a nine-digit serial number in silver below, all within a silver border occupying two-thirds of the left-hand side of the label. Remaining third comprises a black Swoosh, with a black line underneath, followed by 2014 in black below, all on a silver background of interlocking diamond shapes. DRI-FIT in capitalised grey lettering embroidered onto right hip.

White shorts, with white drawstring and a silver satin strip down each seam. DRI-FIT in capitalised grey lettering embroidered onto right hip. Blue number on left thigh, in same font as on shirt, with blue Swoosh underneath. Embroidered emblem on right thigh, with white border.

White socks with a blue Swoosh on shin. Pattern of four grey blocks on back of calf. Patterned grey footings, with black borders. DRI-FIT in capitalised black lettering in a grey panel, with a black border, on each heel.

Against Peru, England's captain, Steven Gerrard, wore a plain red armband. The armbands worn in the World Cup final tournament were blue and featured the MY GAME IS FAIR PLAY FIFA logo. In the other six friendly fixtures, England's captain wore a red emblem with the opponent's name in capitalised blue lettering below the 'v', flanked on each side by a sword pointing outwards, outlined in blue in the top half on the left and in the bottom half on the right, and in solid blue in the bottom half on the left and in the top half on the right. The date in blue, in numeric form, was below the opponent's name. In the seven European Championship qualification fixtures, England's captain wore a blue armband featuring the UEFA NO TO RACISM logo.

Variations
  • For the first game in which this shirt was worn, against Peru, England did not wear any match details on the shirt.

  • The names of England's opponents, as they appeared beneath the emblem, were COSTA RICA, ESTONIA, FRANCE, ITALY, LITHUANIA, NORWAY, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND, SAN MARINO, SCOTLAND, SLOVENIA, SPAIN, SWITZERLAND and URUGUAY.

  • In the three World Cup fixtures, England had the 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZIL logo embroidered onto the right sleeve and the FOOTBALL FOR HOPE FIFA logo on the left sleeve.

  • Against Uruguay, the swords on each side of the opponent's name were coloured in reverse to every other game, so that they were in solid blue in the top half on the left and in the bottom half on the right, and outlined in blue in the bottom half on the left and in the top half on the right.

  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain only included his paternal family name (CHAMBERLAIN) on his shirts.

  • For the seven European Championship qualification fixtures, England had the competition logo embroidered onto the right sleeve, and the qualifiers logo and the UEFA RESPECT logo on the left sleeve.

  • Against France, England wore the 'breast cancer care' logo on the right sleeve.

Most Appearances

15 - Gary Cahill (1 sub), Wayne Rooney (2 sub), Raheem Sterling (3 sub)

  • 38 players wore this shirt.

  • Just as for the previous white shirt, Cahill spent the longest time on the pitch.

  • Wayne Rooney became the ninth player to appear in a hundred England internationals, reaching the historic milestone against Slovenia and marking the occasion by slotting home England's equaliser from the penalty spot.

  • Roy Hodgson gave 8 players their first cap in this shirt. For two of them (Danny Ings and Ryan Mason) it was their only cap. Mason appeared for just short of twenty minutes (including added time) in Italy.

  • Harry Kane had won 17 caps by the end of 2016.

  • 11 players won their last cap in the shirt, most notably in the World Cup against Costa Rica, when Frank Lampard captained the side for his 106th appearance, equalling the total of Sir Bobby Charlton, but finishing one short of Ashley Cole's 107.

  • Steven Gerrard came on as a substitute in the 73rd minute against Costa Rica. It was his 114th appearance, one short of the most capped outfield player, David Beckham.

Top Scorers

9 - Wayne Rooney (4 pens.)

5 - Danny Welbeck

2 - Phil Jagielka, Harry Kane, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Raheem Sterling, Daniel Sturridge, Andros Townsend, own goals

  • After holding the all-time England goalscoring record for 45 years, Sir Bobby Charlton's total was finally overhauled when Wayne Rooney became the first to score fifty England goals, with an expertly dispatched penalty against Switzerland at an appreciative Wembley Stadium.

  • 3 players scored their first international goal in this shirt, with Harry Kane moving on to five by the end of 2016.

  • 5 players scored their last international goal in the shirt, but all were still active in an England shirt in 2016, so capable of more.

  • One of the two own goals was scored by Alessandro Della Valle and it was the second time that the San Marino defender had got his name on the England scoresheet. Eighteen months earlier, in Serravalle, he had also netted for England.

Captains

10 - Wayne Rooney

3 - Steven Gerrard

1 - Gary Cahill, Phil Jagielka, Frank Lampard

  • Gerrard and Lampard both retired from international football after the 2014 World Cup and Rooney was immediately installed as captain.

  • Cahill, Jagielka and goalkeeper, Joe Hart all captained England for the first time when Rooney was unavailable, with Cahill making further appearances in the armband.

 

Nike were very proud of their second set of England kits, with creative director, Martin Lotti stating that, "we wanted to pay homage to key moments in England's proud footballing history".

He went on to add that, "two references really stood out during the design process for the home kit - that stunning all-white kit England wore in Mexico in 1970 and the idea of the armour of English knights. You can see subtle references to the armour in the pinstripe, which carries a hint of shine, and in the white satin tape on the shoulders. We wanted to add some small detail that echoed the glow of the armour worn by St. George". There was also a metallic weave in the crest to create another shimmering effect.

Having replaced Umbro's scrolls containing each opponent's name, with the 150th anniversary logo, for their first set of England shirts, Nike now re-introduced their own version of match details, to appear underneath the emblem, and they included a pair of heraldic sword points for good measure.

The shorts reverted back to white, as they had done for each of the two previous tournaments, with Nike interpreting FIFA's ruling of 'one predominantly dark and one predominantly light" as meaning that they should all be single colour kits. A satin seam-stripe continued the shiny theme and the central back section of the shorts featured Nike's 'signature laser vents' to aid in cooling and allow for moisture management. Very polite.

Even the socks were innovative, with strategically cushioned zones providing comfort and protection at the big toe and ankle bones where the majority of impacts occur, while arch support locked down the foot to help prevent slipping. So, we can't blame the kit, then.

England certainly looked the part in Brazil, but the more experienced heads of Italy and Uruguay ensured that the key moments all turned against them and they were on the plane home before they'd had a chance to demonstrate the exciting potential that we all thought they had.

An extremely comfortable European Championship qualifying campaign followed, with England winning every match, though a defeat in Spain to the defending champions reminded us of the standard that needed to be reached when it came to the crunch.

The last appearance of the kit was for a Wembley friendly against France, where England wore an embroidered charity patch on their sleeves for the first time. Breast Cancer Care was the worthwhile cause, but the occasion was, understandably, taken over by an outpouring of solidarity for the French people, following the atrocities committed in Paris, four nights earlier.

Matches in Which England Wore the 2014 Home White Uniform
Season 2013-14

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Roy Hodgson

Pre-World Cup Friendly
929 30 May 2014 - England 3 Peru 0 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (83,578)
Sturridge, Cahill, Jagielka HW

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2014 World Cup Finals in Brazil
932 14 June 2014 - England 1 Italy 2 [1-1]
Arena da Amazônia, Manaus (39,800)
Sturridge
Marchisio, Balotelli
NL
933 19 June 2014 - Uruguay 2 England 1 [1-0]
Arena de
São Paulo, Itaquera, São Paulo (62,575)
Suárez (2)
Rooney
NL
934 24 June 2014 - Costa Rica 0 England 0 [0-0]
Estádio Governador Magalhães Pinto, Pampulha, Belo Horizonte (57,823)
  ND
Season 2014-15

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Friendly
935 3 September 2014 - England 1 Norway 0 [0-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London
(40,181)
Rooney (pen) HW

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European Championship Preliminaries
936 8 September 2014 - Switzerland 0 England 2 [0-0]
Sankt-Jakob Park, Sankt Jakob, Basel (35,500)
Welbeck (2) AW
937 9 October 2014 - England 5 San Marino 0 [2-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London
(55,990)
Jagielka, Rooney (pen), Welbeck, Townsend, Delle Valle OG HW
939 15 November 2014 - England 3 Slovenia 1 [0-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London
(82,305)
Rooney (pen), Welbeck (2)
Henderson OG
HW

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Friendly
940 18 November 2015 - Scotland 1 England 3 [0-1]
Celtic Park, Kerrydale Street, Parkhead, Glasgow (55,000)
Robertson
Oxlade-Chamberlain, Rooney
(2)
AW

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European Championship Preliminary
941 27 March 2015 - England 4 Lithuania 0 [2-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (83,671)
Rooney, Welbeck, Sterling, Kane HW

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Friendlies
942 31 March 2015 - Italy 1 England 1 [1-0]
Juventus Stadium, Vallette, Torino (31,138)
Pellè
Townsend
AD
943 7 June 2015 - Republic of Ireland 0 England 0 [0-0]
The Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin (43,486)
  AD
Season 2015-16

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European Championship Preliminaries
946 8 September 2015 - England 2 Switzerland 0 [0-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London
(75,751)
Kane, Rooney (pen) HW
947 9 October 2015 - England 2 Estonia 0 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London
(75,427)
Walcott, Sterling HW
948 12 October 2015 - Lithuania 0 England 3 [0-2]
LFF stadionas, Naujininkai, Vilnius (5,051)
Barkley, Arlauskis OG, Oxlade-Chamberlain AW

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Friendlies
949 13 November 2015 - Spain 2 England 0 [0-0]
Estadio Jose Rico Perez, Poligon de Sant Blai, Alicante
(25,200)
Mario, Cazorla AL
950 17 November 2015 - England 2 France 0 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London
(71,223)
Alli, Rooney HW

 

England's Record wearing the 2014 Home Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 8 8 0 0 22 1 +21 0 7 2.750 0.125 100.0 +8
Away 6 3 2 1 9 4 +5 2 3 1.50 0.667 66.7 +2
Neutral 3 0 1 2 2 4 -2 1 1 0.667 1.333 16.7 -2
Total 17 11 3 3 33 9 +24 3 11 1.941 0.529 73.5 +8


Two official players' shirts - the first, issued to Jordan Henderson for the game against Uruguay.

The second is believed to have been worn in the first half against Switzerland in Basel, by Danny Welbeck.

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

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