England's first ever away kit was a red shirt and white shorts. Since then the away shirt has not changed however the side have had a dark blue away kit in recent seasons. England have had an all red awat kit on three occasions, one in 1962, one in 1994 and one in 2010.
The most notable and famous England away kit was red shirt worn against West Germany in the 1966 FIFA World Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London. The match ended with a 4-2 victory with a hat-trick to Geoff Hurst.
We review the all-new Nike away shirt for the Three Lions of England for use in their upcoming Euro 2016 campaign. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NChRlrrMPbw The away shirt has already be debuted by England in their dramatic friendly against rivals Germany at the Olympiastadion in Berlin, [...]
Nike turn traditional in their latest away shirt design for England within Euro '16. Using the same innovative Nike Vapor kit template as the team's home shirt, England's away edition opts to showcase a nostalgic visual of striking red which covers the entire body whilst the sleeves offer a darke [...]
With England launching their home and away kits for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil last month we had the chance to unbox the exclusive edition of the England Away Kit. England's 2014 World Cup away kit celebrates the team’s history revealing the nation’s most iconic symbols in a modern design [...]
Having launched their new home kit for the 2014 World Cup, England have gone ahead and unveiled their new away kit which will be used at the 2014 World Cup. Supplied by Nike, the new away kit for the Three Lions features classical a two-tone red pinstripe design much like what is seen on the [...]
The 2014 England away shirt featured a crest reverting back to the standard logo after England used the 150th centenary crest the previous year. The crest features one star above representing England's triumphant 1966 tournament where they beat West Germany in the final. The 2014 away kit for the Three Lions featured a classical two-tone red pinstripe design much like what was seen on the home kit for the World Cup tournament in Brazil.
The 2013 England away shirt was a modern classic with an entirely red body reflecting the pride and passion of England’s loyal fans. The shirt also speaks to England’s uniquely understated style heritage with a tailored collar. The placket has two buttons; the bottom one is red, while the top one is white with red thread to replicate the St George’s cross. To celebrate the Football Association’s 150th anniversary, the iconic three lions crest is rendered in gold on the away shirt. A gold star above the crest celebrates England’s win in 1966; a gold ribbon graphic beneath proudly displays "150 years" and the dates 1863 - 2013.
The 2012 away shirt saw Umbro and the England national football team make the executive decision to leave absent a traditionally seen red away shirt in favour of a navy blue alternative, of which was used at Euro 2012. The 2012 away shirt was first worn in May 2012 in a match against Norway and caused controversy due to the option to showcase a different colour to the much loved red version which took inspiration from the 1966 World Cup winning side.
The 2010 England away shirt was predominately red with white sleeve cuffs and a different darker shade of red that runs down the shoulders and sleeves. The collar is the same shade of red as the body of the jersey and is presented in a round neck style with a high back. Manufacturers Umbro place their white logo in the top right of the shirt whilst the three lions national badge is present in the top left. A single red star is sewn above the badge to represent the country's one World Cup triumph back in 1966. The main difference with this limited edition design is the "South Africa" blue and white banner below the badge to represent the 2010 World Cup.
The 2008 England away kit was highly anticipated as usual when it come to new kits for the Three Lions. Originally it was scheduled to be released on the 4th February, to be worn against Switzerland (6 Feb) and France (26 Mar). However, manufacturers Umbro decided to delay its release until the 12th March, but was still used for the match against the Swiss. Fans were made to wait more than a month before they could purchase and wear the new kit. The motto used to market this shirt was: 'More than just a football shirt - Bring it on'.
The release of 2006 England away shirt was somewhat controversial, and it was a shirt from which Umbro learnt a lot with regards to keeping it secret until the release date. Back in 2006, Umbro was still a separate entity from Nike, and failed to keep the shirt design away from the press. Well-known newspaper The Sun published pictures of the shirt in January, when the shirt was supposed to be due for release towards the end of February. The motto 'One Love' was used to issue this new strip for the Three Lions. Another downside in the preparations for the release of this shirt was that many stores started selling the shirts up to three days before the 27th February release date.
The 2004 England away kit was launched in March 2004 and made its debut in a 1-0 friendly defeat to Sweden. The kit made its last appearance around 11 months later in a 0-0 goalless draw with Holland at Villa Park.
The 2002 England away kit was launched in March 2002 and made its debut in the home friendly defeat against Italy at Elland Road. The kit made its final appearance 11 months later in the disappointing and 3-1 home friendly defeat to Australia.
The 1997 England away kit made its first appearance during the 1-0 defeat to Brazil in a friendly tournament. The shirt was retired two years later in June 2009 as England drew 0-0 with Sweden in a Euro 2000 qualifying match.
The 1996 England away kit was launched in March 1996 and made only three appearances. The first wearing of the kit came during a 1-0 friendly victory over Bulgaria at Wembley. The shirt was retired after England’s 2-0 victory in the away World Cup qualifier to Georgia. The only other appearance that this kit made was during the Euro 1996 semi final penalty defeat to Germany.
The 1994 England away kit was launched in May 1994 and made its first appearance during the 5-0 friendly victory against Greece at Wembley. The shirt was retired in June 1995 after a 3-1 defeat to Brazil in a friendly summer tournament. The kit was only worn on three occasions with the match in February 1995 against Republic of Ireland abandoned in the first half due to crowd violence.
The 1990 England away kit was launched on the 22nd May and made its first appearance during the 2-1 friendly defeat to Uruguay at Wembley. The shirt was retired on the 17th November 1993 after the 7-1 victory over San Marino which was made famous due to the fact the minnows scored a goal after a number of seconds. The kit was worn on 8 occasions although the majority of them were friendly matches.
The new England away kit made it's debut on the 24th May 1988 in the 1-1 friendly draw with Columbia at Wembley. The kit was retired on the 11th October 1989 after the 0-0 World Cup qualifier with Poland in Chorzow. In total, the kit was only worn on four occasions by 24 different players. Noticeable milestones whilst wearing this kit including Viv Anderson's final cap and international debuts for Alan Smith, Mel Sterland and Brian Marwood.
The 1986 England away kit was never worn in competitive action by the English players. The shirt was introduced as the first alternative kit for the 1986 World Cup worn in Mexico but England never needed it as they wore the home shirt all the way through. Although the shirt was not worn in an official match, England did wear it two years later in 1988 in a warm up match against Aylesbury United which England won 7-0 before Euro 88.
The 1982 England away kit was the final shirt made by Admiral before the national team moved to Umbro. The kit made it's first appearance in the 1982 away friendly 4-1 victory over Finland in Helsinki. However, it was retired just nine months later following the 0-0 European Championship qualifier against Greece at Wembley. All in all, the kit was only worn during five matches including two matches in the 1982 World Cup in games against France and West Germany.