England World Cup Shirts

England World Cup Shirts

England World Cup Shirts

The England home kit has comprised of a white colour and dark shorts ever since the side first appeared at a World Cup in 1950. For the 2010 FIFA World Cup England broke the long tradition to utilise an all white design, they'll again wear this combination at the 2014 tournament, thanks in part to FIFA's new kit regulations.

2014 World Cup Kits

England's kits for the 2014 World Cup were inspired by English football history and culture revealing designs which are classic and simple. The new home shirt features a plain white base with engineered pinstripes in the fabric along with white satin tape on the shoulders which give the shirt a distinctive shine. The new away kit for England celebrates the team's history revealing the the nation's most iconic symbols in a modern design. The new away shirt features a pinstripe tonal design which boasts an faint St. George's cross in the middle.

England slightly changed their shirt in 1982 where they added unique blue and red panels to either side of the shirt. In 1990 Umbro introduced a rhombus design watermark while in 2002 a red striped came down the left of the shirt offering a memorable kit.

For the English FA's 150th anniversary in 2013 England switched kit suppliers from Umbro to Nike and the new home shirt featured a classical gold crest with one gold star above to honour the nations historic World Cup win in 1966.

England's most famous shirt was the one used at the 1966 FIFA World Cup. It was all red, long-sleeve and a rounded collar with white shorts. World Cup hero and England captain Sir Bobby Moore was the star of the tournament and other key players included Geoff Hurst, Jimmy Greaves, Sir Bobby Charlton and Gordon Banks.

England have used several kit suppliers in their history with St. Blaize and Hope Brothers first in 1949, Bukta in the early 60's, Admiral in the late 70's and early 80's, Umbro from 1954 to 2013 and Nike took over from Umbro in 2013.

Other notable England shirts included the shirt used at the 1990 FIFA World Cup where is was produced by Umbro and featured navy blue trim on the sleeve hems, crests and logos and collar. The side famously reached the semi-finals only to suffer a heart breaking penalty shoot-out defeat to West Germany. The shirt was donned by England great Gary Lineker and Paul Gascoigne.

In terms of away shirts England have almost always used red or dark blue colours. A notable away shirt for the 1996 European Championship included a unique dark grey and light grey colour combination.

Very little has changed in the past century of England kits with their white coloured home shirt being one of the most identifiable shirts in football history.

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