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150 Years of the England Football kit - Part 2

An infographic by PART 2 of 2 Find the first half at Three Lions on our Shirt: 150 Years of the England Football Kit By Research Luke Hulse/Mike Riches Design Paula Rúpolo After looking all the way back to the origin of the England football kit in part one, join us as we take you from the success of the 80's, the forgetful 90's and now looking forward to this summers World Cup in Brazil. Find the previous half (1863-1983) at The Modern Umbro Era umbro 12 1984 Away Umbro returned as the official England kit supplier in 1984 after signing a 5-year contract for £im. A more traditional white shirt with minor red and navy edgings replaced the red and blue stripes of the previous Admiral shirts. The most noticeable addition to the Umbro kit was that of the three lions emblem appearing on the shorts for the first time. The return of Umbro coincided with a successful spell in English footballing history. England qualified for every major tournament during the 80's, including a good run to quarter finals in Mexico '86. Home 1986 Home Away It was a confident England that headed for Mexico in 1986 via the USA and Canada. They had been unbeaten for almost a year and a lot of thought had gone into their attire for the upcoming tournament. As per the modified white shirt, the red change shirt also underwent subtle changes in readiness for the Mexican climate at the 1986 World Cup. The shadow This was a lighter shirt, but different from the Aertex version worn in Mexico, the previous year. The shadow stripes were thicker and the removal of the cuffs stripes were thicker and striped cuffs were removed. This 3rd kit with blue jersey, accompanied by shorts and socks of the same colour, were never worn in match play at the tournament offered more ventilation. 1987 Umbro's second kit of the new era included a revolutionary new material called 'Tactel' which was designed to be able to keep players comfortable in any climate, be it hot or cold. The shirts also included a subtle shadow pattern that was woven into the fabric, and a fashionable crew neck collar. 1990 Once again the FA seemed determined to introduce pale blue as England's second colour, and it became England's third choice kit for the 1988 Euro Championship. Unfortunately that tournament ended disastrously for England, loosing all three group-games. ITALIA 90 Umbro were able to further cement their identity into English footballing history with a new all white kit that was worn in every single game of World Cup Italia 1990, which turned out to be England's second most successful tournament after the success of 1966. An abstract diamond pattern was woven into the shirts, and it became the first 14 shirt to emblazon Umbro's new logo that contained the brand name in upper case lettering rather than lower. 1992 Although England's 1992 kit was almost unchanged from Italia '90, it featured two important landmarks that would later become permanent features on future England shirts. It was England's first kit to feature the player's numbers on the front as well as the back, and also the first to feature the players names themselves. The kit will unfortunately always be associated with Euro '92 were England endured another fruitless European campaign under Graham Taylor. The red away kit during this period had 5 different versions produced although it was only used 8 times 1994 three and a half years. UNDRO WorldCup USA94 This was the first time the Three Lions emblem appeared in the middle of the shirt, and the first ...****....... time the player's numbers were included on their shorts. The pale grey change kit became one of the most iconic in English football, after they lost on penalties to Germany in the Euro Championship of '96, which was hosted in England. 1997 UMBRO 1997 saw the beginning of Glenn Hoddle's tenure, 1998 but it was also the birth of the international career of David Beckham, who, interestingly, was the first player to win 100 caps entirely in Umbro kits. Red had also returned to the English pallet, with a single red stripe down the side of the white home shirts, UMBRO and the return of the red away strip replacing the immensely unpopular grey strip that was worn in Euro '96. COUPE DU HONDE A similar home kit was used for World Cup '98 in France, where England were famously beaten by fierce rivals Argentina on penalties after Beckham received a red card FRANCE 98 for a petulant kick. 1999 Home Away This season saw a return to a more traditional style of kit, similar to that of the 60's. The shirt returned to a plain white with discrete navy blue stripes on the collars and cuffs. Umbro had also abandoned their large capital letters above the Three Lions emblem that had been in place since 1995 The away shirt was produced with micro-fiber material with a Vapatech coating. However, the kit was only seen twice at Wembley, with Kevein Keegan preferring to use the nostalgic red away kit in an attempt to restore confidence in his lackluster England team. The emblem had also been changed to now include the team name above the badge in a navy blue stripe, and it had been moved back to it's traditional position on the left breast of the shirt. 2001 2002 England's striking new kit was the start of a new era for the national team. The kit design incorporated the St Georges cross with a prominent red stripe down the left side of the shirt. Umbro claimed that the shirt was 26% lighter than its predecessor, with mesh panels and a special multi- filament, moisture wicking fabric. RKELL This was the first time the players names had been printed on the back of their shirts outside a major tournament, and also the first time since 1960 that the opponents name and the date had appeared on the shirt. Reuters These two design features became permanent from there on after. The kit will always be remembered fondly by England fans, as it was the same kit that was worn in the infamous 5-1 victory over Germany at Wembley. The red change kit was also popular among fans, and was worn when Beckham famously dispatched his match-winning penalty against Argentina in the World Cup of 2002. 2002 FIFA WORLD CUP KOREAJAPAN 2003 As with the previous England kit, the new strip made lavish use of the red of the cross of St. George, this time across the shoulders of the shirt. A new addition to the shirt was a single gold star on the sleeve, representing England's sole World Cup triumph in 1966. The fixture and date were removed from the chest to the base of the front of the shirt, while the Umbro diamonds logo was moved from the left to the right thigh of the shorts. Home Away 2005 For the last addition of the Umbro kit, the gold star was 2006 Away moved from the sleeve to the above the badge, the fixture and date were also moved to the chest of the shirt, while a smalL red cross was incorporated to the design over the right shoulder. Although England certainly looked the part, they were once again unable to add to their solitary gold star after more penalty heartache in 2006 Germany World Cup. 2007 Although this new shirt was claimed to be England's most high tech yet, it was not seen in a major tournament after Steve's McLaren's England team failed to qualify for Euro 2008. The shirt used a special fabric called 'Trilogy' which was designed to control the microclimate between the skin and the shirt as it drew sweat away from the skin and included tiny pores to help heat escape. Home Away Unfortunately for England fans, it's probably one to forget. The monumental disaster that was England's qualifying campaign brought an end to the modern Umbro Era, one that had lasted for over 25 years. The Nike-owned Umbro Era 2009 Nike reverted back to a pure white classic kit, with white shorts and white socks. The previously golden star was changed to white, and the only other colors to be seen on the kit were the logo and the emblem. The away strip also contained a simple classic red design. However, the kit was updated before the start of the 2010 World Cup, and what proved to be one of the most popular England kits of all time never made an appearance ata major tournament. Away 2010 Only minor alterations were made to the World Cup kit as Nike continued with their retro minimalistic design. The new kit however, replaced the white shorts and socks with royal blue ones, which had not made an appearance since the Admiral days in the 8o's. 2010 (late) England suddenly introduced a new kit for the first competitive fixture of the 2010-11 season, only 17 months after the previous white uniform had been launched. The names, numbers, and Umbro logo, which had all previously been red, were also changed to royal blue. The away kit was changed from red to royal blue, an England shirt that had not been seen since 1996. The retro minimalist theme continued with a shirt designed by Peter Saville. The difference was the replacement of the old-style collar with a square collar and more open neckline, and a pattern of tiny St. George crosses in red, blue, green and purple across the shoulders. These starts symbolise England's multi-cultural society. After following the trend of other nations switching to a single colour for the entire uniform, England now switched back to blue shorts, although this time in royal blue, a shade not seen since the Admiral s of the early 198os. 2012 Umbro broke with tradition once more. For the first time in Umbro's 28-year association with England, no blue was to be found in the uniform. It pleased St George's traditionalists, who had demanded a shirt that typified the nation's flag, It is essentially an all-white uniform, with just a splash of red in its various tones. Away The Nike Era NIKE 2013 Nike signed a 5-year deal with the FA worth an estimated £2om, breaking the 50-year partnership of the England national team with Umbro. Away The home kit remained mostly unchained but for the substitution of the collar in favour of a round neck style. A gold celebratory crest was added to the shirt to mark the 15oth anniversary of the FA. 1863 150 YEARS 2013 2014 ROONEY 10 Brazil Home Away For the upcoming World Cup, Nike have released their new, classic all white home kit, with the design taking inspiration from England's 1970 World Cup kit. Nike says the design of the kits focuses on English football history and culture, and the armour of English Knights (referring to the subtle pinstripes woven into the shirt). Nike have dropped the blue shorts used in qualifying and replaced them with the all white full kit, due to FIFA's new guldelines. The all red away kit is similar to that of England's 1966 World Cup winning kit, with a 100% round neck collar anda pin stripe across the shirt On the back of the shirts, the name and number is set in a typeface from famous type designer Neville Brody, who said he focused on the intersection between flair and workmanlike reliability: England fans will be hoping that the new kit will bring them a welcome change in fortunes in 2014. So there it is, 150 years of England Football kits. Clearly there have been many changes over the last century and a half but the pride of wearing an international jersey will stay the same. Good luck to Roy Hodgson and the England team at the Brazil World Cup this summer! Infographic by printsome Printsome is an online custom apparel printing agency, providing expert advice to businesses all over the UK. Get in touch for a chat about t-shirt printing or England's chances at the World Cup. Research Luke Hulse/Mike Riches Design Paula Rúpolo Main Source wwW.PRINTSOME.COM

150 Years of the England Football kit - Part 2

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This is part 2 of our infographic that, along with part 1, charts the history of the England football kit from its beginnings 150 years ago




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