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England's Away Uniform
June1997 to June1999

1996 Away Uniform
1997 Home Uniform
1999 Home Uniform
1999 Away Uniform

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Two-tone red striped short-sleeved shirt. Large two-tone image of blowing English flag in centre of chest, with St. George Cross in darker shade. Smaller rectangular panels, shorter at the top and bottom, in lighter shade, either side of the flag, with horizontal stripe in darker shade across the middle, echoing the edges of the flag. Wider central stripe in lighter shade containing five smaller versions of the flag, below the large flag in a vertical line. Navy blue winged collar, with an outer white stripe and an inner red stripe near the edge. Curved navy blue insert beneath the neck, overlaid with white curved inserts, each edged with a navy blue stripe and with the left insert overlapping the right. Embroidered emblem, with light-blue lions, in centre of chest, with white registered trademark underneath left-hand side of emblem, 'ENGLAND' in capitalised white lettering below it and 'UMBRO' in large capitalised white lettering above it. White number, with navy blue border, on reverse and in the centre of the chest, beneath the emblem, in a new font.

White shorts, with red drawstring, edged with navy blue. Thick red rectangular panel, edged with navy blue, comprising lower third of seams. 'UMBRO' in large capitalised navy blue lettering on left thigh. Embroidered emblem on right thigh, with navy blue registered trademark underneath left-hand side of emblem and 'ENGLAND' in capitalised navy blue lettering below it. Red number, with navy blue border in the same font as on the shirt, above the emblem on right thigh.

Red socks of lighter tone, with two navy blue hoops across tops and 'UMBRO' in large capitalised white lettering around calf.

  • A long-sleeved version of the shirt was also worn. The cuffs were navy blue, with a white stripe near the edge.

  • For the first two games in which this shirt was worn, the player's surname was worn above the number on the reverse in capitalised white lettering, with a navy blue border, in a new font.

  • For the game against Brazil, the shirts worn by the Neville brothers also included their first initial i.e. G. NEVILLE and P. NEVILLE.

  • For the game against Colombia, 'FIFA WORLD CUP FRANCE 1998' was displayed in white directly above the number on the chest.

Most Appearances

6 - Sol Campbell, Graeme Le Saux (1 sub), Paul Scholes, Alan Shearer

  • 27 players appeared in this uniform.

  • Shearer was the only man to play the entire ninety minutes of all six games in which this shirt was worn.

  • Two players were sent off wearing this shirt, both against Sweden (Paul Ince and Paul Scholes).

  • Two players made their international debuts in this shirt. Ray Parlour went on to represent his country on ten occasions. Tim Sherwood appeared twice more, with his third and last cap also being won in this uniform.

  • Besides Sherwood, Andy Hinchcliffe was the only other player to win his last cap in this shirt. It was his seventh.

Top Scorers

3 - Paul Scholes

1 - Darren Anderton, David Beckham, Alan Shearer

  • The six games only yielded six goals for the national team, with England remaining scoreless in three of them.

  • All of Scholes' goals came in a hat-trick against Poland to give Kevin Keegan a winning start to his brief career as England's coach.

  • Beckham's goal, from a trademark free kick, was his first of 17 in international football.


6 - Alan Shearer

  • Shearer played the full captain's role, completing the entire nine hours on the field in the shirt.

  • Two coaches (Hoddle and Keegan) sent England out in this uniform and both selected Shearer as skipper.


This ugly Umbro jersey--designed by someone who apparently didn't know when to stop--appeared for the first time at the Tournoi de France in the 1-0 loss to Brazil and ended its time in three home European Championship fixtures at Wembley Stadium.

It was a time of mediocrity for the England team, although they actually lifted a trophy in the uniform following their defeat to Brazil, having already won the tournament. Lifting the World Cup on their next visit to France, twelve months later, would have been much more significant, but it was not to be, despite a convincing display against the Colombians.

Then it all turned sour for Glenn Hoddle. The European Championship campaign got off to an inauspicious start and he was soon replaced by Kevin Keegan, who steered the crew towards the Low Countries, in brand spanking new uniforms...

Matches in Which England Wore the 1997 Away Red Uniform


737 10 June 1997 0-1 vs. Brazil, Parc des Princes, Paris, France TC NL
World Cup Finals 1998
749 26 June 1998 2-0 vs. Colombia, Stade Félix-Bollaert, Lens, France WCF NW


England wore the away red shirt and white shorts with the 1997 white home socks against Colombia.
751 5 September 1998 1-2 vs. Sweden, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna kommun, Stockholms län ECP AL
752 10 October 1998 0-0 vs. Bulgaria, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HD
756 27 March 1999 3-1 vs. Poland, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HW
758 5 June 1999 0-0 vs. Sweden, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HD


Other Match in Which England Wore the 1997 Away White Shorts
World Cup Finals 1998
750 30 June 1998 2-2 (3-4) vs. Argentina, Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne, France ND


England wore all white--the 1997 white home shirt and socks with the 1997 white change shorts--against Argentina.


England's Record wearing the 1997 Away Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 3 1 2 0 3 1 +2 2 2 1.00 0.333 66.7 +1
Away 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
Neutral 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1 1 1 1.00 0.50 50.0 =0
Total 6 2 2 2 6 4 +2 3 3 1.00 0.667 50.0 =0