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England's Uniforms

England's Tournament Uniform
European Championship 199
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1990 Away Uniform
1992 EC Home Uniform
 
 

Not worn in play

Description

   
Red short-sleeved shirt, with a dual-layered shadow pattern. One layer includes rows of large interlocking diamonds, the top and bottom of which consist of triangles, each split into three separately-striped compartments. Two of the compartments are triangular, one on each side of the diamond, with diagonal stripes rising from right to left at the top left and bottom right of the diamond, and from left to right at the top right and bottom left of the diamond. A smaller horizontally-striped diamond is the third compartment and sits at the upper and lower points of the large diamond, which also includes a second concentric diamond within. Another layer of geometric shapes is overlaid. Navy blue winged collar, with small white stripes in a strip near the outer edge, and a red stripe after every fifth white stripe. Large white upside-down triangular insert beneath the neck, with thin navy blue stripes, split down the middle, with a navy blue button fastening via a loop of navy blue material attached to the left side of the insert. Navy blue diagonal stripes rising from left to right in a white strip near the edge of the sleeves, with two navy blue concentric diamonds after every fourth stripe. Embroidered emblem on left breast, with 'EURO 92' (without an apostrophe before the year) and then 'SWEDEN' centralised in capitalised white lettering underneath. Two embroidered white concentric diamonds on right breast, with 'UMBRO' in capitalised white lettering underneath and a registered trademark i.e. placed above the gap between the 'R' and the 'O' in white. White number in middle of chest and on reverse, in the same font as on the previous Umbro England shirts, with a red border, outlined in white. Player's surname in capitalised plain white lettering, above number on reverse.

White shorts, with white drawstring. A strip of navy blue diagonal stripes rising from right to left, comprising upper third of seams, with two navy blue concentric diamonds after every fourth stripe. On left seam, a large red triangle, and below that, a large navy blue triangle, each with its base running down middle of seam, underneath navy blue stripes. On right seam, a large navy blue triangle, and below that, a large red triangle, each with its base running down middle of seam, underneath navy blue stripes. Two embroidered navy blue concentric diamonds on left thigh, with 'UMBRO' in capitalised navy blue lettering underneath and a registered trademark placed above the gap between the 'R' and the 'O' in navy blue. Embroidered emblem on right thigh.

Red socks, with white turnover, three navy blue lions on each.

 

Once again, England went to a major tournament, equipped with a red uniform, and once again, it was surplus to requirements. This was the fourth tournament in succession, in which England had only worn white shirts. Not since the 1982 World Cup had red shirts been worn at a major tournament by England.

Despite the emergence of a pale blue change strip, England persisted with a red kit and a modified version of this shirt emerged at the US Cup, the following year.

The photos above are of one of the shirts issued to Carlton Palmer. They appear by kind permission of the National Football Shirt Collection (England Match Shirts), also part of the Neville Evans Collection (curator Simon Shakeshaft).

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