Umbro: A history with England

The Football Association’s six year deal with Nike sees the end of Umbro’s long-running ties to the England national team. A perfect opportunity then to look back at eight of the most memorable England kits produced by the Manchester-based business over the last 60 years.

The 1966 World Cup, England: Away kit


The Manchetser-based business supplied the kit for the World Cup winning national team of 1966, however its logo was not printed on the shirt.

The 1988 European Championship, Germany: Home kit


The 1990 World Cup, Italy: Home Kit


The 1992 European Championship: Home kit



The 1996 European Championship: Home kit


Stuart Pearce celebrates scoring a penalty against Spain in a tense penalty shootout.

1998 FIFA World Cup, France: Home kit


England lose on penalties to Argentina after a 2-2 draw in St Etienne, which sees a wonder goal from Michael Owen and David Beckham’s infamous red card.

2002 World Cup qualifier: Home kit


Umbro’s kit will be synomomous with great moments from England’s qualifying campaign, which includes Michael Owen’s hat-trick against Germany in 2001. Despite that, It’s David Beckham’s free kick against Greece that gets our pick as the most memorable moment.

2004 European Championship : England vs Portugal Home Kit


England crash-out of the tournament to Portugal after a Steven Gerrard mistake lets England back in the Game.




Kimberly Clark’s Warfield to exit

Rosie Baker

Warfield, who is vice president of Kimberly Clark’s family care business, is thought to be leaving to take up a role within a different sector.It is not known when he will leave the fmcg business or if he has a job to go to. A direct replacement has yet to be announced.A Kimberly Clark spokesperson says Warfield has left to “pursue a change in his career”.His move is not thought to affect the UK marketing and brand teams.The former Unilever marketer joined Kimberly Clark as managing director of the UK and Ireland business in 2006. He took over global family care operations in 2009 taking responsibility for Kleenex, Andrex and Velvet.He is also a mentor for The Marketing Academy, the mentoring and coaching organisation supported by Marketing Week.Read Marketing Week’s profile of Warfield from 2010 here.

Lucy Handley

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Lucy Handley

Lucy Handley is Marketing Week’s deputy features editor and has also worked in advertising agencies so can bring a unique perspective to client-agency relationships when writing on this topic.