England Euro 2016 Shirts
England Euro 2016 Shirts
England Euro 2016 Shirts
England have stomped their mark on Euro 2016 through an unblemished qualification group stage by impressively winning all ten games from ten matches. With a youthful yet highly talented squad, Roy Hodgson's men have been favourably drawn in Group B alongside Russia, Slovenia, and United Kingdom counterparts Wales of which makes for an interesting exhibition.
England Kits at European Championships
Euro 2012 - Showcasing a mix of experienced heads alongside youthful energy, England arrived at Euro '12 having missed out on the previous edition of the competition with expectations of challenging the favourites of Spain, Germany, France and Italy. Wearing a home shirt of white with an unprecedented full red Three Lions crest, England took to the pitch with the modified badge and showed signs of potential competition winning performances, however reaching the Quarter-Final proved the stumbling block for England substantially down to a true master-class of midfield play by Italian Andrea Pirlo. Losing on penalties to the Azzurri, England also displayed an alternate shirt of an understated navy blue with a light blue polo-neck collar which offered a unique colour-way.
Euro 2004 - Euro '04 could have seen the England team finally achieve European success with the underdogs of Greece lifting the trophy however England were knocked out in the Quarter-Final's by Portugal on penalties. The tournament saw England wear a modern home shirt design by Umbro who made red a substantial figure of the classic white base through a buttoned polo-neck collar and wide strips running from the shoulders to the sleeves. Again, the away shirt was given a futuristic look however used a crew-neck collar upon the nostalgic red base which featured the headline design of St George's flags incorporated into the shoulders.
Euro 2000 - England's Euro 2000 kit design was kept minimalistic by manufacturers Umbro through a purist white with subtle navy accents used for crew-neck collar and sleeve cuff detailing. The away shirt for the competition saw the mix of kit template through a traditional polo-neck collar in navy blue appearing at the top of a rich red body and sleeves.
Euro 1996 - Hosting the tournament on home soil, the footballing fanatic nation of England saw matches of Euro '96 played at various famous stadiums across the country. With England possessing the world class talents of Alan Shearer and Paul Gascoigne, the England faithful had ambitions of mounting a serious claim for European success. In an iconic home shirt of white with light and dark blue trim applications, Gascoigne scored one of the most memorable goals within the tournament's history and performed an equally unforgettable celebration christened 'The Dentist Chair. Reaching the Semi-Finals in both their home shirt and complementing rich red away shirt of the same design saw England reach the Semi-Final however lose dramatically on penalties to arch rivals Germany.
Euro 1992 - Although possessing the highly talented personnel of Gary Linekar, David Platt, and Stuart Pearce, England struggled within Euro 2000 and failed to proceed from the group stages. Kitted out by English brand Umbro, the 'Double Diamond' made a stunning home shirt of pure white which used an embossed graphic to create a zig-zag pattern across the shirts entirety. The away shirt featured the same design however reversed the colour-way to a striking red base-coat which matched the home shirt's blue trim applications to the collar and sleeve cuffs.
Euro 1988 - Euro '88, held in West Germany, proved a dismal experience for the England players and fans due to a lacklustre performance of three games and three defeats. On the plus side, England donned a modernistic home shirt of white which used an innovative graphic print on the body and a unique buttoned collar. Matching the home template saw a vivid red away shirt introduced by manufacturers Umbro of whom used the same triangular graphic and buttoned collar to create a revolutionary look for the Three Lions.
Euro 1980 - After failing to appear in prior tournaments, England made their follow-up attempt at European Championship glory in 1980 where a stylish home shirt of crisp white with flag inspired red and blue adorning the shoulder panels and v-neck collar was showcased by the 'Three Lions'. Proving unsuccessful in their attempts at progressing into the latter stages of tournaments, England however possessed one of the most striking away shirts of the competition through a vibrant red base which incorporated the same shoulder pattern in blue and white.
Euro 1968 - England made their debut within the European Championship's in 1968, two years on from their infamous '66 World Cup triumph, and displayed two very similar shirts as seen within the prior tournament. A classic white-out home shirt was posed by arguably England's greatest ever player Bobby Moore, whilst an away shirt of full red was used when required.