Top 10 England shirts
As requested, following our worst England kits here are the best
1. England third shirt, 1970
England’s World Cup defence might have been ill-fated, but at least they crashed out in style. All three shirts available to the squad were amazing, but we have plumped for the light blue third kit. Did the Aertex material keep England cool in the Mexican heat? We don’t know, but it certainly kept them looking cool.
2. England away shirt, 1966
An icon of footballing fashion. It probably helps that we won the World Cup wearing it, but this is one of the few examples of where England’s away shirt was better than the home.
4. England home shirt, 1980
Another classic. Produced by Admiral during one of the FA’s stints away from Umbro. Fans of this shirt moan that it was the best England kit of all time worn by the worst England side of all time.
5. England home shirt, 1966
As stated above, the red was best but that doesn’t make the white bad. Another 1966 classic. When I think of the white kit I think Jack Charlton, and when I think of the red its Bobby Moore.
6. England home shirt, 1990
Again, the fact that the team performed so well in it probably helps but England’s Italia 90 shirt has gone down as a classic. The fact that England play in white probably saved it from some potentially garish fashion of the time.
7. England away shirt, 2000
A classy shirt which was underworn by the England squad. The material was unusually thick, perhaps it was not favoured by the pros for this reason, but it certainly looked good. A bit too rugby-ish argue the critics, but it was something a bit different.
8. England home shirt, 1996
Jules Rimet was indeed gleaming, and so were the white shirts with the Three Lions on. Is it the memories yet again? Possibly, but you still see this one knocking about quite often and it has stood the test of time better than some 1990s England shirts.