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England's Home Uniform
September 2010 to November 2011

2008 Away Uniform
2009 Home Uniform
2010 Away Uniform
2011 Away Uniform
 
 

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Following a decade of releasing a new white uniform every other year, England suddenly introduced a new kit for the first competitive fixture of the 2010-11 season, only 17 months after the previous white uniform had been launched.

With most English clubs now changing their home kits at the beginning of every season, it appeared that the national team was intent on following suit, which was a shame, because the shirt it replaced had been the most popular England shirt for some time.

However, the retro minimalist theme continued with a shirt designed by Peter Saville. At first glance, it appeared that the only difference was the replacement of the old-style collar with a square collar and more open neckline, but closer inspection reveals a pattern of tiny St. George crosses in red, blue, green and purple across the shoulders, although, as many pointed out, they could not be St. George crosses if they were not red. They symbolise the multi-cultural society of England. We are also told that players' names will appear within the fabric.

After following the trend of other nations switching to a single colour for the entire uniform, England now switched back to blue shorts, though this time in royal blue, a shade not seen since the Admiral days of the early 1980s. The royal blue theme continued with the tops of the socks, whilst the names and numbers, and the Umbro logo on the shirt, which had previously been red, were also switched to royal blue.

It was always going to be difficult to improve on a plain white shirt that had proved popular. The inevitable outcome will surely be that it becomes less and less minimalist in successive designs, until we return to the days of excessive and pointless additions and flourishes, just so that the kit can be launched as something different each year. Having secured a contract as the FA's kit supplier until at least the 2018 World Cup, the challenge is on for Umbro to consistently deliver designs that continue to instil pride in the national team.

The Under-20 and Under-21 teams have each, on occasion, worn a matching pair of white shorts, turning it into an all-white kit.

For the European Championship qualifying matches, England wore the UEFA RESPECT logo on the left arm and the UEFA EURO 2012 QUALIFIERS logo on the right arm.

Matches in Which England Wore the 2010 Home White Uniform
Season 2010-11

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Fabio Capello
European Championship Preliminaries
890 3 September 2010 - England 4 Bulgaria 0 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London
(73,346)
Defoe (3), A.Johnson HW
891 7 September 2010 - Switzerland 1 England 3 [0-1]
Sankt-Jakob Park, Sankt Jakob, Basel
(39,700)
Shaqiri
Rooney, A.Johnson, Bent
AW
Lichtsteiner
892 12 October 2010 - England 0 Montenegro 0 [0-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London
(73,451)
  HD
Friendlies  
893 17 November 2010 - England 1 France 2 [0-1]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (85,495)
Crouch
Benzema, Valbuena
HL
894 9 February 2011 - Denmark 1 England 2 [1-1]
Parken Stadion, Indre Østerbro, benhavn (21,523)
Agger
Bent, Young
AW
European Championship Preliminary  
895 26 March 2011 - Wales 0 England 2 [0-2]
Millennium Stadium, Westgate Street, Cardiff (68,959)
Lampard (pen), Bent AW
Friendly  
896 29 March 2011 - England 1 Ghana 1 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London
(80,102)
Carroll
Gyan
HD
European Championship Preliminaries  
897 4 June 2011 - England 2 Switzerland 2 [1-2]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London
(84,459)
Lampard (pen), Young
Barnetto (2)
HD
Season 2011-12
899 6 September 2011 - England 1 Wales 0 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London
(77,128)
Young HW
Friendlies  
901 12 November 2011 - England 1 Spain 0 [0-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (87,189)
Lampard HW
902 15 November 2011 - England 1 Sweden 0 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London (48,876)
Majstorović OG (Barry) HW

 

England's Record wearing the 2010 Home Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 8 4 3 1 11 5 +6 1 5 1.375 0.625 68.8 +3
Away 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5 0 1 2.333 0.667 100.0 +3
Total 11 7 3 1 18 7 +11 1 6 1.636 0.636 77.3 +6

The shirt worn by Wayne Rooney against Wales at Wembley.

 From Richard Clarke's 'Three Lions - England Match Worn Shirts' Facebook Collection.

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