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England's Goalkeeper Uniforms

England's Goalkeeper Uniform
June-October1997

1997 Dark Blue Uniform
1997 Light Blue Uniform
1998 Green Uniform
1999 Yellow Uniform
 
 

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

Description

 
Orange shirt with striped shadows, black collar/forearm padding, black/white side striped panels. England crest in centre under UMBRO. Black shorts with England crest under UMBRO.
Most Appearances

 

Clean Sheets

 

 

This was the first orange jersey ever worn by England and it only appeared three times during a brief four-month period in 1997, when England faced teams wearing blue shirts, as these clashed with the blue goalkeeper kits.

They were three very significant games, however, and England did not concede a single goal when their custodian was wearing this jersey. The first two games were in le Tournoi de France, when England convincingly beat an Italian team that they were also chasing in their World Cup qualifying group. A single-goal victory followed against the hosts, who would lift the World Cup, just over twelve months later.

Then came the most memorable performance (picture right), as David Seaman crucially kept a clean sheet in Rome to secure England's passage to the World Cup finals in 1998.

The jersey in the photos above was worn by David Seaman against France. It appears here 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 1997 Orange Goalkeeper Uniform
Season 1996-97

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Glenn Hoddle
Tournoi de France
735  4 June 1997 - Italy 0 England 2 [0-2]
Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes (25,000)
Tim Flowers wore this uniform, alongside England's 1997 white uniform, against Italy's blue shirts and white shorts.
736  7 June 1997 - France 0 England 1 [0-0]
Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier (25,000)
David Seaman wore this uniform, alongside England's 1997 white uniform, against France's blue shirts and white shorts.
Season 1997-98
World Cup Preliminary
739 11 October 1997 - Italy 0 England 0 [0-0]
Stadio Olimpico, Roma
(81,200)
David Seaman wore this uniform, alongside England's 1997 white uniform, against Italy's blue shirts and white shorts.

 

England's Record wearing the 1997 Orange Goalkeeper Uniform
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1 1 2 0.50 0.00 75.0 +1
Neutral 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Total 3 2 1 0 3 0 +3 1 3 1.00 0.00 83.3 +2

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