Nothing beats reminiscing about previous tournaments and matches that bring back all those fond memories. Although you can’t go back in time, you can always put on the shirt again, grab a beer and re-watch the games that you’ll be telling the grand-kids about.
That’s why I’ve decided to put together an unltimate England Retro Football Shirts guide! Enjoy!
5. Spain '82
Manager = Ron Greenwood
How far did they get? = Quarter Finals
Although England didn’t do themselves a disgrace, many argue they could potentially have gone on and won the tournament that year. However it was not meant to be, but the kit is definitely a memorable one. A basic white design with the blue and white across the shoulders.
4. France '98
Manager = Glenn Hoddle
How far did they get?= Last 16
With just a short trip over to France for the squad, as usual there was pressure on the team to make an impact. Upon making it out of the groups, a powerful Argentina awaited England. After a long fought battle, the match went to penalties, with England narrowly missing out 4-3. The kit for this year was a typical big collared 90’s shirt with red slashes under the arm.
3. Italia '90
Manager = bobby robson
How far did they get? = Semi-Final
To this day, Italia ’90 is one of the most talked about tournaments in English football history. Ranging from Gazza’s tears to a dramatic penalty shoot-out loss to west-germany and everything inbetween. Italia ’90 arguably changed English football and gathered a huge amount of interest from people who weren’t even a fan of the sport. The top that year was a very plain but traditional white shirt with a dark blue collar.
2. England '96
Manager = Terry Venables
How far did they get? = Semi-finals
This was the year football came home, with the whole nation predicting trophy success. England made it to the semi final once again, however it ended in the inevitable penalty shootout failure. Once again, Germany were the culprits in question. The home top was completely plain with a blue collar and centered badge.
1. England 1966
Manager = Alf Ramsey
world cup winners!
1966 is the most famous year in england’s football history due to the fact they won the world’s most prestigious trophy on home soil. Captained by Bobby moore, the team rose to the challenge and defeated west germany 4-2 after extra time in a gripping final. the top they wore was the famous plain red long sleeved shirt.