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England's Uniforms

England's Red Uniform
December1954 to May1965

1952 Away Uniform
1954 Home Uniform
1959 Away Uniform

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This Umbro shirt is the red away version of the lightweight v-necked home white shirt that made its debut in the 1954-55 season. We believe that the numbers on the back of the shirt were blue for the first game, gold for the second and white for the last two. Initially, the socks were red, with white turnovers.

With few opportunities to wear change kits, it was worn on only four occasions over a period of eleven years, though England did also wear a blue shirt in 1959 and then wore Bukta red shirts between 1962-64, before returning to Umbro, the following year. At Wembley in 1954, a scroll with the opponents' name (GERMANY) and the year were displayed underneath the emblem. The shirt on the right above was worn by Jeff Hall in Berlin, in 1956.

The two photographs (front and back) above are of the great Billy Wright's number-five shirt worn when captaining England to victory against the then World Champions on this shirt's first appearance. It appears courtesy of Wolverhampton Wanderers FC where it is currently on display in the club museum and can also be seen in Steve Plant's excellent 'They Wore The Shirt' book.

Matches in which England wore the 1954 Away Red shirt
293 1 December 1954 3-1 vs. West Germany, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW
306 26 May 1956 3-1 vs. West Germany, Olympiastadion, Berlin Fr AW
350 27 May 1961 1-3 vs. Austria, Praterstadion, Wien Fr AL


England wore navy blue socks, with a white calf band, against Austria.
390 12 May 1965 1-0 vs. West Germany, Städtisches Stadion, Nürnberg Fr AW


England wore plain red socks, against West Germany.


England's Record wearing the 1954 Away Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
Away 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 0 1 1.667 1.333 66.7 +1
Total 4 3 0 1 8 5 +3 0 1 2.00 1.250 75.0 +2