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England's Away Uniform
July1966 to May197
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Description    

 
Most Appearances

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Including the lightweight versions worn in 1970 and 1974, this uniform was worn on twelve occasions, with 43 players appearing in it.
Alan Ball and Bobby Moore both made ten appearances in the uniform.
Four players made their international debuts in this shirt, with Bob McNab and Peter Osgood each going on to win four caps.
Six players appeared for the last time in this red uniform, most notably Sir Bobby Charlton, whose then record 106th cap was against West Germany in 1970. Keith Newton (27th cap) and Brian Labone (26th) also ended their international careers after the same game, whilst for Derek Temple, the first appearance of this uniform coincided with his one and only England appearance.
Having missed out on the World Cup triumph, Jimmy Greaves won his 57th and last England cap in the red shirt, the following year, alongside the man who had taken his place to such great effect, Sir Geoff Hurst.
After winning the World Cup, Jack Charlton, George Cohen and Nobby Stiles never wore the red shirt again.
Top Scorers Sir Geoff Hurst was top scorer with five goals, three of which were his historic hat-trick in the 1966 World Cup Final, his first appearance in England red, whilst his 24th and last England goal was also in the red shirt. Sir Geoff was also top scorer in the 1965 white uniform.
Alan Mullery was the only player to score his first England goal in this uniform and it was also his last. It was the opener in the 1970 World Cup quarter-final.
The only other players, after Mullery and Sir Geoff, to score their last international goal in this uniform, were Terry Paine (7) and Frank Worthington (2).
Captains Bobby Moore was captain for ten of the games, including his greatest day.  Emlyn Hughes led the team out on the other two occasions, in 1974.
 

The classic image of plain red shirts, white shorts and red socks is forever associated with a certain July afternoon at Wembley in 1966 when a classic encounter with West Germany was etched into the nation's memory.

This kit incorporated England's first crew-neck red shirt and  established itself as the second-choice uniform in the wake of the national team's finest hour.

In 1970 and 1974, another short-sleeved version appeared in Aertex material to help the players cope with games played in hot climates, but the World Cup-winning long sleeves made two farewell appearances in the 1971-72 season in England's European Championship campaign, fittingly bowing out in West Germany.

Matches in Which England Wore the 1966 Away Red Uniform
1965-66
403 5 July 1966 1-0 vs. Poland, Stadion Śląski, Chorzów Fr AW
World Cup Finals 1966
409 30 July 1966 4-2 vs. West Germany, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London WCF HW
1966-67
415 27 May 1967 1-0 vs. Austria, Praterstadion, Wien Fr AW
1967-68
423 1 June 1968 0-1 vs. West Germany, Niedersachsenstadion, Hannover Fr AL
1968-69
426 6 November 1968 0-0 vs. Romania, Stadionul 23 August, Bucureşti Fr AD

Notes

England wore the red away shirt with the white away change shorts, but wore the white home socks against Romania.
1969-70
439 25 February 1970 3-1 vs. Belgium, Stade Émile Versé, Parc Astrid, Anderlecht, Bruxelles Fr AW

Notes

England wore all red, the red away shirt and socks with the red away change shorts against Belgium.
1971-72
458 1 December 1971 2-0 vs. Greece, Karaiskaki Stadio, Piraes ECP AW
460 13 May 1972 0-0 vs. West Germany, Olympiastadion, Berlin AD

 

England's Record wearing the 1966 Away Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 1 0 0 4 2 +2 0 0 4.00 2.00 100.0 +1
Away 7 4 2 1 7 4 +3 3 5 1.00 0.571 71.4 +3
Total 8 5 2 1 11 6 +5 3 5 1.375 0.750 75.0 +4

 

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