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England's Uniforms

England's Tournament Uniform
World Cup 19
70(June)

1966 Away Uniform
1970 WC Home Uniform
1970 WC Alternate Uniform
 
 

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This game marked the international debut of Allan Clarke, who went on to win nineteen caps. He also scored the game's only goal, from the penalty spot, and went on to net ten times for England.
Wearing England shirts for the last time were Jack Charlton, who won his 35th cap, and Jeff Astle, for whom it was his fifth.

Captain

Bobby Moore was the captain in this shirt's only outing.

 

England designated this special lightweight all-blue strip as one of their alternate colours for the World Cup 1970 final tournament.  They wore it once, in the 1-0 victory against Czechoslovakia.

"So, it's an unfamiliar looking England and in more ways than one. Because the Czechs also wear an all-white strip and won the toss for colours, it is England who must change. Now it's light blue for England, a sort of pastel-hued version of their usual outfit, with the same big red numbers on the back. Still England, but not quite the same." - Back Home, England and the 1970 World Cup: Jeff Dawson, p226.

Because England wore this kit against the Czechs, who wore all white, it was difficult in the bright sunshine to distinguish the two teams on black-and-white television, which is what most viewers had at the time. Consequently, England discarded the blue and switched to red for the quarter-final against West Germany. Ironically, as the Germans wore black shorts, it would have been easier to distinguish the teams than it was for the Czech game, had England again appeared in all blue.

The shirt in the photo top left, was worn by Jeff Astle on his last appearance for England. 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).

Second shirt along (plus the close-up of the emblem) was worn by Alan Ball. This is part of Richard Clarke's Morrell Collection.

Matches in Which England Wore the 1970 World Cup all-light-blue Uniform
World Cup Finals 1970
447 11 June 1970 1-0 vs. Czechoslovakia, Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico WCF NW

 

England's Record wearing the 1970 World Cup Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Neutral 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Total 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1

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