World Cup kit history

England Kit: Through the years

December 4, 2012
By Chris Atkins

Design: England's current design has moved away from a recent trend of using the red of the Saint George's flag as the secondary colour, with dark blue trim complementing an all white shirt. With dark blue shorts and white socks, the outfit has drawn some comparisons with Germany kits of old.

Short History: England's kit has drawn upon the same colour scheme ever since the side first appeared at a World Cup in 1950, with a white shirt accompanied by dark shorts. However, in 2010, that they would part with tradition and utilise an all white design for the first time at a World Cup competition. The first major design change to England's shirt came in 1982 with the introduction of blue and red panels either side of a long V-neck colour. By 1990, Umbro had introduced a rhombus design watermark, while the next major change came in 2002 with the introduction on a red stripe down the left of the shirt's front panel.

The greatest kit: All red, long-sleeve and a rounded collar, with white shorts. The kit in which Bobby Moore lifted the Jules Rimet trophy in 1966, something which the country has failed to do in the years since.

Kits through the years:

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