Since England's first ever international against Scotland in 1872 the side have worn white shirts. In the 1930's the side wore dark blue shirts with white shorts. England have alternated between white and blue shorts ever since. In the last twenty years the shirt has had red and blue colours on the shoulders and sleeves.
England have had several shirt producers including Umbro, Admiral and Nike. In 2013 Nike had signed a five year deal to produce their shirts overtaking from Umbro. England have worn the white home shirt in their 1966 successful World Cup campaign and several World Cups in which they came fourth in 1990 and third place in the 1968 European Championship. Players who have worn the England shirt include Sir Bobby Charlton, Gary Lineker, David Beckham, Bobby Moore and Steven Gerrard.
We review England's brand-new home shirt, manufactured by Nike, for use in their upcoming Euro 2016 campaign. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekH6XsNkvCc Both the home and away shirts have already been debuted by England in their international friendlies against the Netherlands and Germany [...]
England passion shines through in their latest Nike home shirt for the upcoming Euro '16 tournament. Seeing Nike's all-new Vapor kit template used as the base to compose England's modernistic home shirt, the 'Three Lions' will arrive at Euro '16 in France looking as stylish as ever through classi [...]
This week we unboxed Nike's authentic England home Rooney Player shirt [...]
As one of the last teams to unveil their shirts for the 2014 World Cup, the Three Lions have officially launched their new home kit for the tournament in Brazil. Supplied by Amercian brand Nike who overtook Umbro in 2013, the new England home shirt features a simplistic classic white design w [...]
Supplied by Amercian brand Nike who overtook Umbro in 2013, the 2014 England home shirt featured a simplistic classic white design with subtle pinstripes on the front and back of the shirt. Unlike the 2013 England home shirt the 2014 England edition featured touches of Sport Royal Blue trim which was much lighter than the dark blue seen on the 2013 England home shirt on the Nike logo and England crest.
The 2013 England home shirt featured a simple yet classic look of which acted as the 150th anniversary shirt for the Three Lions national team. It was primarily white with a round navy blue collar. The Nike 'Swoosh' logo was in navy blue on the top right part of the chest with the special 150th anniversary England FA crest on the opposite side.
The 2012 England home shirt was debuted in the Three Lion's Euro 2012 qualification match against Montenegro and continued their tailored theme seeing Umbro have designer Peter Saville act as the main architect of design. The most unique and unexpected aspect of the kit was the multi-coloured St George cross design, on the shoulder panels, with the idea being that they represent inclusive modern England.
Everybody associated with the England national team hoped that the unveiling of the 2010 England home shirt would be a step to forgetting the disastrous 2010 World Cup campaign. Two unconvincing draws with the USA and Algeria was followed by a scrappy victory over Slovenia which advanced them into the knock-out stages. However, a meeting with old foes Germany turned into a disaster with England on the wrong end of a 4-1 scoreline. Fabio Capello had to restore his and his team's reputation in the Euro 2012 qualification programme which saw them face Montenegro, Bulgaria, Switzerland and Wales.
For the first time, the 2009 England shirt was manufactured by Nike, through its subsidiary Umbro. The original intent was to keep the shirt a mystery until the players removed their anthem jackets in the friendly against Slovakia. However, the actual shirt was leaked prior to this date, but removed shortly afterwards. Thus, lucky fans could get an early glimpse of what the team would be wearing until 2011 for matches at the Wembley.
The 2007 England home kit was launched in February 2007 and a curious fact to it was that it was given its debut and farewell against current European Champions Spain. Spain won both matches, 1-0 and 2-0 respectively with the opening match being a friendly played in Old Trafford and the last match being played in the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium in Sevilla.
The 2005 England home kit was launched in March 2005 and was given its debut in the 1-0 2006 World Cup qualifying defeat to Northern Ireland. The shirt made its final appearance in the 1-1 draw in a friendly to Holland in the Amsterdam Arena. The most notable feature on the predominately white shirt is the red St George's cross on the right shoulder which provides the only real bright colour on the shirt. Other details on the front of the shirt include the navy Umbro logo in the top right, the player's number in the middle centre and the England crest in the top left below the World Cup winning gold star that was made of plastic!
The 2003 England home kit was launched in March 2003 and made its debut in the away European Championship qualifying match against Liechtenstein in 2003. The shirt is predominately white as usual with a red trim running down the shoulders. The collar is a white polo neck with a red strip running down where the buttons lie. The England crest with the three lions is positioned directly underneath the collar whilst the Umbro logo is placed just below that. The main innovation in this shirt is the small gold star placed on the arm in recognition of England's one World Cup victory in 1966.
The 2001 England home kit was launched in February 2001 and made its debut in the 3-0 friendly victory over Spain in what was Sven Goran Eriksson's first game in charge. The shirt was retired after England's disappointing 2-2 draw in the European Championship qualifier against Macedonia in October 2002. Nevertheless, this shirt went down as one of the most popular, possibly because of some of the memorable matches England played whilst wearing it.
The England home kit for the 1998 World Cup was launched in June 1998 and made three appearances during the World Cup in games against Tunisia, Romania and Argentina. The shirt was retired after England’s 1998 World Cup Campaign.
The 1995 England home kit made its first appearance during the 0-0 draw against Uruguay at Wembley. The shirt was retired in October 1996 after a World Cup 1998 qualifying victory against Poland. The kit was worn a total of sixteen times over the year and a half.
The 1993 England away kit made its first appearance during the 6-0 World Cup qualifying victory against San Marino at Wembley. The shirt was retired in November 1994 after a 1-0 friendly victory over Nigeria. The kit was only worn on fourteen occasions mainly during Graham Taylor's disastrous reign in charge where England failed to qualify for the 1994 World Cup in the USA.
The 1990 England home kit was launched on the 28th March and made its first appearance during the 1-0 friendly victory against Brazil at Wembley. The shirt was retired on the 18th November 1992 after a 4-0 victory against Turkey in a friendly. The kit was worn a total of 31 times including during the 1992 European Championships qualification games and a slightly different version of the kit was worn during the 1990 World Cup and the 1992 Euros.
The 1984 England Home kit made it's first appearance in the 2-0 friendly defeat to France held in Paris on the 29th February 1984. The shirt was eventually retired on the 29th April 1987 after the 0-0 European qualifer against Turkey in Izmir. The kit was worn a total of 27 times but never in any international tournaments. The shirt also marked the first shirt manufacturers during Umbro's third and final spell in charge of making England kits.
The England 1980 home kit made it's first appearance in the 3-1 friendly victory over Argentina at Wembley. The shirt was worn during 39 matches and made it's final appearance in November 1983 in the 4-0 away European qualification victory against Luxembourg. A slightly altered version of the kit was worn during Euro 1980 and the 1982 World Cup which were both disappointing campaigns for different reasons.