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England's Goalkeeper Uniforms

England's Goalkeeper Uniform
June1991

1989 Grey Uniform
1990 Yellow Uniform
1992 Yellow Uniform
1992 Blue Uniform
 
 

P 4 W 4 D 0 L 0 F 8:A 2
100% successful
3 clean sheets

Description  
Blue shirts with diamond shadows, each diamond made up of four separate diamonds, navy blue collar/cuffs/shoulder padding, navy blue Umbro diamond and England crest. Navy blue shorts, white Umbro diamond and England crest. Navy blue socks with white trim/Umbro diamond.
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This jersey was originally issued as England's second-choice goalkeeper jersey for the 1990 World Cup, but was not required because England did not meet any opponents in yellow shirts to clash with the first-choice yellow uniform.  It eventually appeared on the 1991 tour, where it enjoyed a brief spell as first-choice, before being discarded in favour of the yellow uniform at the beginning of the 1991-92 season.

The photographs above are of the jersey issued to Chris Woods for the 1990 World Cup, kindly provided by Simon Shakeshaft, curator of the National Football Shirt Collection. The England Match Shirts website contains more shirts from the Neville Evans Collection. The FIFA WORLD CUP ITALY '90 lettering was removed when the uniform appeared in match play for the first time, the following year.

 

Matches in Which England Wore the 1991 Blue Goalkeeper Uniform
Season 1991-92

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Graham Taylor

Summer Tour of Oceania
673 1 June 1991 - Australia 0 England 1 [0-1]
Sydney Football Stadium, Moore Park, Sydney
(35,472)
Gray OG AW
Chris Woods wore this uniform, alongside Englandís 1990 white uniform, against Australiaís gold shirts and green shorts.
674 3 June 1991 - New Zealand 0 England 1 [0-0]
Mount Smart Stadium, Penrose, Auckland
(17,520)
Lineker AW
Chris Woods wore this uniform, alongside Englandís 1990 red uniform, against New Zealandís white shirts and white shorts.
675 8 June 1991 - New Zealand 0 England 2 [0-1]
Athletic Park, Wellington
(12,000)
Pearce, Hirst AW
Chris Woods wore this uniform, alongside Englandís 1990 white uniform, against New Zealandís red shirts and red shorts.
676 12 June 1991 - Malaysia 2 England 4 [0-3]
Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur
(38,000/42,000)
Matlan (2)
Lineker (4)
AW
Chris Woods wore this uniform, alongside Englandís 1990 white uniform, against Malaysiaís yellow shirts and black shorts.

 

England's Record wearing the 1991 Blue Goalkeeper Uniform
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away 4 4 0 0 8 2 +6 0 3 2.00 0.50 100.0 +4
Total 4 4 0 0 8 2 +6 0 3 2.00 0.50 100.0 +4

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