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England's Goalkeeper Uniforms

England's Goalkeeper Uniform
March1997 to June1999

1995 Yellow Uniform
1996 Red Uniform
1997 Light Blue Uniform
1997 Orange Uniform
 
 

P 16 W 10 D 3 L 3 F 28:A 9
72% successful
10
clean sheets

Description

 

 

 
Dark blue shirt with shadow stripes, broad red circular outer collar surrounding dark blue circular inner collar, red cuffs. White rectangular panel, edged with a dark blue stripe, on lower outer sleeves, adjoining red rectangular panel on lower inner sleeves. An inner white shard and an outer red shard beginning at armpit and running down each side of chest, separated by a thin dark blue stripe. 'UMBRO' in large capitalised white lettering below the collar. Embroidered emblem, with light-blue lions in the middle of the chest, with white registered trademark underneath left-hand side of emblem. 'ENGLAND' in capitalised white lettering below it. White number, with red border, on reverse and in the centre of the chest, beneath the emblem, in same font as outfield shirts. Long dark blue shorts with shadow stripes, with white drawstring, and red and white shards continuing down from sides of shirt to a third of the way down the seams. 'UMBRO' in large capitalised white lettering on left thigh. Embroidered emblem on right thigh, with white registered trademark underneath left-hand side of emblem and 'ENGLAND' in capitalised white lettering below it. White number, with red border in the same font as on the shirt, above the emblem on right thigh. Dark blue socks, with red turnover, two white hoops across each. Emblem on front of each sock, with 'ENGLAND' in capitalised white lettering below it and 'UMBRO' in large capitalised white lettering beneath.
Variations
  • Against Moldova, England wore black ribbons on the left breast, in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, who had been killed in a car crash, ten days previously.
  • For the games played in the 1998 World Cup tournament, 'FIFA WORLD CUP FRANCE 1998' was displayed in white directly above the number one on the chest.
Appearances

11 - David Seaman

3 - Nigel Martyn

1 - Tim Flowers, David James

Clean Sheets

8 - David Seaman

1 - David James, Nigel Martyn

Captains

1 - David Seaman

  • Seaman was honoured to take the captaincy on an emotional night against Moldova, for a country still recovering from the shock of the death of the Princess of Wales.

Penalties Conceded

1 - Nigel Martyn

  • Scored by Chile's Marcelo Salas.

Penalties Missed

1 - David Seaman

  • Luxembourg's Dany Theis shot wide.

 

This navy blue kit, generously edged with red, stuck around for over two years, either side of the 1998 World Cup.

David Seaman's heroics at the 1996 European Championship had ensured that he was the undisputed number one and he even managed to become the first goalkeeping captain since Peter Shilton, when Alan Shearer and Tony Adams were injured and Paul Ince was suspended. David James became the first goalkeeper to wear the kit, making the first of 53 appearances over a 13-year period.

The shirt in the photo top left, was worn by Ian Walker in a B international against Russia at Loftus Road, London on 21 April 1998. 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 Blue Goalkeeper Uniform
Season 1996-97

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Glenn Hoddle
Friendly
731 29 March 1997 - England 2 Mexico 0 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (48,076)
 David James wore this uniform, alongside England's 1997 white uniform, against Mexico's green shirts, white shorts and red socks.
World Cup Preliminary
732 30 April 1997 - England 2 Georgia 0 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (71,208)
David Seaman wore this uniform, alongside England's 1997 white uniform, against Georgia's red shirts, black shorts and red socks.
Friendly
733 24 May 1997 - England 2 South Africa 1 [1-1]
Old Trafford, Manchester
(52,676)
Nigel Martyn wore this uniform, alongside England's 1997 white uniform, against South Africa's gold, black and white shirts, with green shorts and socks.
Season 1997-98
World Cup Preliminary
738 10 September 1997 - England 4 Moldova 0 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (74,102)
David Seaman wore this uniform, alongside England's 1997 white uniform, against Moldova's blue shirts, red shorts and yellow socks.
Friendlies
741 11 February 1998 - England 0 Chile 2 [0-1]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (65,228)
Nigel Martyn wore this uniform, alongside England's 1997 white uniform, against Chile's red shirts, with blue shorts and socks.
742 25 March 1998 - Switzerland 1 England 1 [1-0]
Wankdorfstadion, Bern (17,100)
Tim Flowers wore this uniform, alongside England's 1997 white uniform, against Switzerland's all-red kit.
743 22 April 1998 - England 3 Portugal 0 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (63,463)
David Seaman wore this uniform, alongside England's 1997 white uniform, against Portugal's red shirts, green shorts and red socks.
World Cup Finals in France
747 15 June 1998 - England 2 Tunisia 0 [1-0]
Le Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
(54,587)
 David Seaman wore this uniform, alongside England's 1998 white World Cup uniform, against Tunisia's all-red kit.
748 22 June 1998 - Romania 2 England 1 [0-0]
Stade Municipal, Toulouse (37,500)
David Seaman wore this uniform, alongside England's 1998 white World Cup uniform, against Romania's all-yellow kit.
749 26 June 1998 - England 2 Colombia 0 [2-0]
Stade Félix-Bollaert, Lens
(41,275)
David Seaman wore this uniform, alongside England's 1998 red World Cup uniform, against Colombia's yellow shirts, blue shorts and red socks.
Season 1998-99
European Championship Preliminaries
751 5 September 1998 - Sweden 2 England 1 [2-1]
Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Stockholm
(35,394)
 David Seaman wore this uniform, alongside England's 1997 red uniform, against Sweden's yellow shirts, blue shorts and yellow socks.
752 10 October 1998 - England 0 Bulgaria 0 [0-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (72,974)
 David Seaman wore this uniform, alongside England's 1997 red uniform, against Bulgaria's white shirts, green shorts and white socks.
753 14 October 1998 - Luxembourg 0 England 3 [0-2]
Stade Josy Barthel, Stad Lëtzebuerg (8,200)
 David Seaman wore this uniform, alongside England's 1997 white uniform, against Luxembourg's all-red kit.
Friendly
754 18 November 1998 -
England 2 Czech Republic 0 [2-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (38,535)
Nigel Martyn wore this uniform, alongside England's 1997 white uniform, against Czech Republic's red shirts, white shorts and blue socks.

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Kevin Keegan

European Championship Preliminaries
756 27 March 1999 - England 3 Poland 1 [2-1]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (73,836)
David Seaman wore this uniform, alongside England's 1997 red uniform, against Poland's white shirts, red shorts and white socks.
758 5 June 1999 - England 0 Sweden 0 [0-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (75,824)
David Seaman wore this uniform, alongside England's 1997 red uniform, against Sweden's yellow shirts, blue shorts and yellow socks.

 

England's Record wearing the 1997 Blue Goalkeeper Uniform
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 10 7 2 1 18 4 +14 3 7 1.80 0.40 80.0 +6
Away 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2 0 1 1.667 1.00 50.0 =0
Neutral 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 0 2 1.667 0.667 66.7 +1
Total 16 10 3 3 28 9 +19 3 10 1.75 0.563 71.9 +7
 

 

David Seaman's Record wearing the 1997 Blue Goalkeeper Uniform
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 6 3 2 1 12 1 +11 2 5 2.00 1.667 66.7 +2
Away 2 1 0 1 4 2 +2 0 1 2.00 1.00 50.0 =0
Neutral 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 0 2 1.667 0.667 66.7 +1
Total 11 6 2 3 21 5 +16 2 8 1.909 0.455 63.6 +3
 

 

Nigel Martyn's Record wearing the 1997 Blue Goalkeeper Uniform
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 3 3 0 0 4 3 +1 1 1 1.333 1.00 100.0 +3
Total 3 3 0 0 4 3 +1 1 1 1.333 1.00 100.0 +3

 

David James' Record wearing the 1997 Blue Goalkeeper Uniform
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Total 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1

 

Tim Flowers' Record wearing the 1997 Blue Goalkeeper Uniform
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
Total 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
 

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