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England's Goalkeeper Uniforms

England's Goalkeeper Uniform
April1981 to May1982

1976 Blue Uniform
1980 Green Uniform
1981 Yellow Uniform
1983 Blue Uniform
 
 

P 3 W 1 D 1 L 1 F 2:A 1
50% successful
1 clean sheet

Description  
Blue long-sleeved shirts with wing collars and two blue buttons, with yellow double-stripe sleeve trim, with a single black stripe between, red, white and blue Admiral logo on right breast and emblem on left breast. Yellow number one on the reverse in the same font as the outfield shirt numbers.
Variations
  • Peter Shilton wore a white number in the first match in which this shirt was worn, against Romania.

  • For the first two games in which this shirt was worn, it was worn with the 1974 yellow goalkeeping kit's black shorts and socks. For the last game, it was worn with the 1981 yellow goalkeeping kit's black shorts and socks.

Most Appearances

2 - Peter Shilton

1 - Ray Clemence

Clean Sheets

2 - Peter Shilton

Captains

1 - Ray Clemence, Peter Shilton

  • Goalkeepers captaining the side was extremely rare up until this point, but the games against Brazil and the Netherlands offered opportunities for England's two experienced custodians. Ray Clemence was the fifth England captain of the 1980-81 season, following in the footsteps of Phil Thompson, Mick Mills, Kevin Keegan and Dave Watson, but he was England's first goalkeeping captain since Frank Swift in 1948. It was a once-only honour.

  • Peter Shilton was captain the following year for the first of 15 occasions.

 

This new version of the 1976 blue jersey was subtly altered in order to match with the yellow-trimmed black shorts and socks of the 1974 yellow goalkeeper's kit. Out went the red, white and blue edgings to the sleeves and in came yellow and black edgings in their place. They also, eventually, replaced the white and red numbers on the reverse with yellow, after the first game.

Ironically, this change coincided with the Admiral logo changing from yellow to red, white and blue!

The jersey above belonged to Joe Corrigan and is part of the Neville Evans Collection at www.englandmatchshirts.com. Photo kindly supplied by Simon Shakeshaft.

 

Matches in Which England Wore the 1981 Blue Goalkeeper Uniform
Season 1980-81

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Ron Greenwood

World Cup Preliminary
551 29 April 1981 - England 0 Romania 0 [0-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (62,500)
Peter Shilton wore this uniform, alongside England's 1976 red uniform (with new-style Admiral logo), against Romania's yellow shirts, with blue shorts and socks.
Friendlies
552 12 May 1981 - England 0 Brazil 1 [0-1]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (75,000)
Ray Clemence wore this uniform, alongside England's 1976 red uniform (with new-style Admiral logo), against Brazil's yellow shirts, light blue shorts and white socks.
Season 1981-82
561 25 May 1982 - England 2 Netherlands 0 [0-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (69,000)
Peter Shilton wore this uniform, alongside England's 1980 white uniform, against Netherlands' orange shirts, white shorts and orange socks.

 

England's Record wearing the 1981 Blue Goalkeeper Uniform
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 3 1 1 1 2 1 +1 2 1 0.667 0.333 50.0 =0
Total 3 1 1 1 2 1 +1 2 1 0.667 0.333 50.0 =0

 

Peter Shilton's Record wearing the 1981 Blue Goalkeeper Uniform
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 2 1 1 0 2 0 +2 1 1 1.00 0.00 75.0 +1
Total 2 1 1 0 2 0 +2 1 1 1.00 0.00 75.0 +1

 

Ray Clemence's Record wearing the 1981 Blue Goalkeeper Uniform
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
Total 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1

 

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