This is a much sought-after shirt, due to it being
worn, notoriously, in England's shocking 1-0 defeat to the USA in the 1950 World
It was short-sleeved and had red
numbers, and was worn with white shorts and the black socks normally worn with
the white kit, with white turnovers.
The photo above is of the shirt
being worn by Sir Stanley Matthews
in the 1950 F.A. Charity Shield at Stamford Bridge, a game which pitted two
different F.A. XIs against each other. The England B team had worn red
change shirts against Switzerland since the war, but had also worn blue
against them at the beginning of 1950.