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England's Away Uniform
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Description

 
Red short-sleeved shirt, with shadow pin-stripes. Red v-neck and cuffs, with three thin white stripes and two thin navy-blue stripes in middle. Thin white stripe along shoulder. Embroidered emblem on left breast. Two embroidered white concentric diamonds on right breast, with 'umbro' in white lower-case lettering underneath. White numbers on back, with a red border, outlined in white.

White shorts, with white drawstring. Thin red stripe down seams, with a thin navy blue stripe on each side. Two embroidered navy blue concentric diamonds on left thigh, with 'umbro' in navy blue lower-case lettering underneath. Embroidered emblem on right thigh.

Red socks. Solid white diamonds across tops, edged with two navy blue hoops.

Variations
  • An Airtex short-sleeved version of the shirt, with white numbers on the back in the old Umbro font last worn by England in 1974, was worn against West Germany in 1985.

  • A third short-sleeved version of the shirt was worn against Israel in 1986. This one featured wider shadow stripes and the numbers were again in the old-style font.
Most Appearances

7 - John Barnes (2 sub), Kenny Sansom

6 - Chris Waddle (1 sub)

  • For Sansom, who spent the longest time on the pitch, it was the fourth successive England shirt in which no other player had made more appearances than the left-back.

  • England's thousandth international, Neil Webb, was one of six players to win their first cap in this shirt. He went on to win 26.

  • Steve McMahon won the first of his seventeen caps.

  • Seven players won their last cap in the shirt, including Tony Woodcock's 42nd international appearance.

Top Scorers

5 - Bryan Robson (1 Pen.)

4 - Gary Lineker

2 - Kerry Dixon, Mark Hateley

  • Three players scored their first international goal in this shirt, including Chris Waddle's first of six, and Kerry Dixon's first of four.

  • The other first-time scorer, Kenny Sansom, never scored again for England, despite winning 86 caps.

Captains

5 - Bryan Robson

1 - Peter Beardsley

  • The goalkeeper, Peter Shilton led them out on the other two occasions.

  • Beardsley never captained his country again.

 

Four months after the launch of Umbro's new white kit, its red equivalent appeared on the tour of South America.

Although the red shirt was only worn against Uruguay, the shorts and socks were worn in every game of the tour, paired with the white shirt in the other fixtures, in Brazil and Chile.

The shirt got off to an inauspicious start with a 2-0 defeat, but next appeared at Wembley when England changed from their usual white against Finland and proceeded to slam five goals past them. This was the first of three consecutive resounding victories in the red shirt, the most prestigious of which was against the mighty West Germans on England's last ever appearance in an Airtex shirt which helped England to acclimatise much better to the rarified atmosphere of Mexico City than their jet-lagged opponents.

Four months later, England qualified for the 1986 World Cup in style, by despatching the Turks at Wembley, wearing an unusual combination of red shirts, navy blue shorts and red socks, for the first time in their history.

On their return to Mexico for the World Cup, the cuffs were removed for extra ventilation, though the shirt was not in the Aertex material. However, this version was not used in the tournament. A new white kit was introduced in 1987, but it was to be a further year before Umbro came up with the next red kit.


Matches in Which England Wore the 1984 Away Red Uniform
Season 1983-84

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Bobby Robson

Tour of South America
591 13 June 1984 - Uruguay 2 England 0 [1-0]
Estadio Centenario, Parque Batlle, Montevideo
 (32,800)
Acosta (pen), Cabrera AL
Season 1984-85
World Cup preliminary
594 17 October 1984 - England 5 Finland 0 [2-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London  (47,234)
Hateley (2), Woodcock, Robson, Sansom HW
Azteca 2000
603 12 June 1985 - England 3 West Germany 0 [1-0]
Estadio Azteca, Santa Úrsula, cuidad de México (8,000)
Robson, Dixon (2) NW
Season 1985-86
World Cup preliminary
606 16 October 1985 - England 5 Turkey 0 [4-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London  (52.500)
Waddle, Lineker (3), Robson HW
England wore the red away shirt with the red away socks, but wore the 1984 blue home shorts, against Turkey.
Friendly matches
609 26 February 1986 - Israel 1 England 2 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv (30,000)
Ohana
Robson (2 (1 pen))
AW
Season 1986-87
619 10 September 1986 - Sweden 1 England 0 [0-0]
Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna kommun, Stockholms län (15,646)
Ekström AL
Season 1987-88
627 9 September 1987 - West Germany 3 England 1 [2-1]
Rheinstadion, Stockum, Düsseldorf (50,000
)
Littbarski (2), Wuttke
Lineker
AL
Israeli Football Association Sixtieth Anniversary
630 17 February 1988 - Israel 0 England 0 [0-0]
The National Stadium, Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv (6,000)
  AD

Other Matches in Which England Wore the 1984 White Shorts
Season 1983-84

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Bobby Robson

Tour of South America
590 10 June 1984 - Brazil 0 England 2 [0-1]
Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro (56,126)
Barnes, Hateley AW
England wore the 1984 white home shirt with the away white shorts and red socks, against Brazil.
592 17 June 1984 - Chile 0 England 0 [0-0]
Estadio Nacional de Chile, Ñuñoa, Santiago (9,876)
  AD
England wore the 1984 white home shirt with the away white shorts and red socks, against Chile.
Season 1984-85
Friendly matches
604 16 June 1985 - United States 0 England 5 [0-2]
LA Memorial Coliseum, Exposition Park, Los Angeles (10,145)
Lineker (2), Dixon (2), Steven AW
England wore all white, the 1984 white home shirt and socks with the away white shorts, against United States.
Season 1986-87
622 18 February 1987 - Spain 2 England 4 [1-2]
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Chamartín, Madrid (35,000)
Butragueño, Ramón
Lineker (4)
AW
England wore all white, the 1984 white home shirt and socks with the away white shorts, against Spain.

The Under-21 and Youth teams wore the same design, except that each wore an embroidered scroll below the emblem, within which was displayed, in navy blue on the red background, either INTERMEDIATE (for the Under-21s) or YOUTH (for the Under-20s and below). England's B team wore an identical kit to the full international team, without the scrolls, and the Under-21 team discarded their scrolls at the beginning of the 1987-88 season.

Worn by 34 Players
Tony Adams Clive Allen Viv Anderson John Barnes
Peter Beardsley Paul Bracewell Terry Butcher Mark Chamberlain
Tony Cottee Kerry Dixon Mike Duxbury Terry Fenwick
Mick Harford Mark Hateley Glenn Hoddle Steve Hodge
Gary Lineker Gary Mabbutt Alvin Martin Steve McMahon
Stuart Pearce Peter Reid Bryan Robson Kenny Sansom
Trevor Steven Gary Stevens Gary Stevens Chris Waddle
Dave Watson Neil Webb Ray Wilkins Steve Williams
Tony Woodcock Mark Wright    

 

England's Record wearing the 1984 Away Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 2 2 0 0 10 0 +10 0 2 5.00 0.00 100.0 +2
Away 5 1 1 3 3 7 -4 3 1 0.60 1.40 30.0 -2
Neutral 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Total 8 4 1 3 16 7 +9 3 4 2.00 0.875 56.3 +1

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