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

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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

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The 1990 World Cup, Italy: Home Kit

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The 1992 European Championship: Home kit

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The 1996 European Championship: Home kit

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

1998 FIFA World Cup, France: Home kit

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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

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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

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

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