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England's Goalkeeper Uniforms

England's Goalkeeper Uniform
May1998 to February1999

1997 Light Blue Uniform
1997 Orange Uniform
1999 Yellow Uniform
1999 Green Uniform
 
 

P 5 W 1 D 3 L 1 F 3:A 4
50% successful
3
clean sheets

Description

Olive coloured shirt with yellow chest, black collar with yellow trim. Black sleeves with yellow underarm panels. England crest in centre under UMBRO. Olive shorts with England crest under UMBRO
Most Appearances

 

Clean Sheets

 

  

The colour of this kit was subject to much debate. From a distance, it appears to be predominantly bronze, with a yellow chest, but very close scrutiny reveals that it is, in fact, olive green, with a, sort of, metallic glow to it. The chest (and underarms) is, indeed, yellow, but with small black circles on it.

A matching pair of olive shorts and white socks completes the ensemble, and, thankfully, this kit signified the end of Umbro's dalliance with high fashion in the 1990s. The next goalkeeper's outfit was back to good old yellow.

The jersey in the photos above, modified to include the words FIFA WORLD CUP FRANCE 1998 in white underneath the emblem, was issued to David Seaman for the World Cup tournament, but it is not the one worn in the classic encounter against Argentina. 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 1998 Green Goalkeeper Kit
Season 1997-98

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Glenn Hoddle
Friendly
744 23 May 1998 - England 0 Saudi Arabia 0 [0-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (63,733)
David Seaman wore this uniform, alongside England's 1997 white uniform, against Saudi Arabia's green shirts and white shorts.
King Hassan II International Cup in Morocco
745 27 May 1998 - Morocco 0 England 1 [0-0]
Complexe Sportif Mohammed V, Casablanca
(80,000)
Tim Flowers wore this uniform, alongside England's 1997 white uniform, against Morocco's green shirts and green shorts.
746 29 May 1998 - Belgium 0 England 0 [0-0]
Penalties [4-3]

Complexe Sportif Mohammed V, Casablanca
(25,000)
Nigel Martyn wore this uniform, alongside England's 1997 white uniform, against Belgium's red shirts and red shorts.
World Cup Finals in France
750 30 June 1998 - Argentina 2 England 2 [2-2]
AET [2-2] & Penalties [4-3]

Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne (35,500)
David Seaman wore this uniform, alongside England's 1998 white World Cup uniform, against Argentina's blue shirts and blue shorts.
Season 1998-99

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Howard Wilkinson

Friendly
755 10 February 1999 - England 0 France 2 [0-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley (74,111)
David Seaman and Nigel Martyn wore this uniform, alongside England's 1997 white uniform, against France's blue shirts and white shorts.

 

England's Record wearing the 1998 Green Goalkeeper Kit
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 2 0 1 1 0 2 -2 2 1 0.00 1.00 25.0 -1
Away 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Neutral 2 0 2 0 2 2 =0 1 1 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
Total 5 1 3 1 3 4 -1 3 3 0.60 0.80 50.0 =0

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