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England's Goalkeeper Uniforms


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England's Goalkeeper Uniform
March-November1996

1994 Purple Uniform
1995 Yellow Uniform
1997 Dark Blue Uniform
1997 Light Blue Uniform
 
 

P 3 W 2 D 1 L 0 F 4:A 1
83% successful
2 clean sheets

Description  
Predominantly red shirt with yellow trimmed collar, green, blue and yellow squares overlapping one another across the left of the shirt, interjected with ENGLAND and FA, large navy blue England crest adorning right of the shirt, layed over with paragraphs of FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION, England crest in the centre under UMBRO. Red shorts, with yellow, green and blue squared, overlapping trim. Red, yellow and green hooped socks.
Most Appearances

 

Clean Sheets

 

 

This predominantly all-red garb was the last of the multi-coloured kits worn by England’s goalkeepers in the 1990s.  After this kit, which appeared in the Euro ’96 semi-final, sanity was thankfully restored and a more sober and traditional image was portrayed in successive uniforms.

A red jersey had not been worn by an England ‘keeper since 1970.  This uniform only ever appeared alongside the similarly unpopular indigo blue uniform, which was a change to the usual policy of only changing the keeper’s uniform when there was a colour clash with the keeper’s uniform.

From the 1996 European Championship onwards, each player's number appeared on both the front of the shirt, underneath the emblem, and on the right thigh of the shorts, above the emblem. For the duration of the Euro '96 tournament, surnames were added to the back of the shirt, above the number, and for the first time in England's history, logos were sewn onto the upper outer arms of the shirt. In common with all the teams competing in the tournament, the left arm featured UEFA's Fair Play logo, whilst the Euro '96 tournament logo adorned the right arm.

The number 22 jersey above was issued to Ian Walker for the Euro '96 tournament.

Walker's jersey appears by kind permission of the National Football Shirt Collection (England Match Shirts), also part of the Neville Evans Collection (curator Simon Shakeshaft).

 

Matches in Which England Wore the 1996 Red Goalkeeper Uniform
Season 1995-96

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Terry Venables
Friendly
718 27 March 1996 - England 1 Bulgaria 0 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (29,708)
L.Ferdinand HW
David Seaman wore this uniform, alongside England’s 1996 indigo uniform, against Bulgaria’s white shirts and green shorts.
European Championship Finals in England
726  26 June 1996 - Germany 1 England 1 [1-1]
AET [1-1] & Penalties [6-5]

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (75,862)
Kuntz
Shearer
HD
David Seaman wore this uniform, alongside England’s 1996 indigo uniform, against Germany’s white shirts and black shorts.
Season 1996-97

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Glenn Hoddle

World Cup Preliminary
729 9 November 1996 - Georgia 0 England 2 [0-2]
Boris Paichadze National Stadium, Tbilisi
(48,000)
Sheringham, L.Ferdinand AW
David Seaman wore this uniform, alongside England’s 1996 indigo uniform, against Georgia’s white shirts and black shorts.

 

England's Record wearing the 1996 Red Goalkeeper Uniform
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 0 1 1.00 0.50 75.0 +1
Away 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Total 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 0 2 1.333 0.333 83.3 +2

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