Best retro home England shirts to buy this Christmas
With the Euro’s coming in 2020, and England possessing a wealth of young footballing talent, there’s no better time to rep those three lions on your chest and support your nation to glory.
With Wembley Stadium hosting all of England’s group games and even a semi-final tie and the final itself, there’s a real sense that Gareth Southgate’s side can muster the energy of the home crowd and go all the way in the competition.
With Christmas just round the corner, it’s time to start preparing for the biggest events of 2020 and getting your retro England shirt for the Euro’s should certainly be on the list of priorities, so we’ve made a list of the best traditional home kits you can go and buy right now! The perfect gift for a mad England fan.
Our World Cup triumph in ’66 (our only triumph) can’t be forgotten about as we celebrated winning the greatest prize in football. The all-white shirt is simple, but that’s part of its elegance and class. It represents a simpler time in football, but for England it resonates as a glorious time as well.
Fast-forward ten years and the shirts been upgraded with traditional England flag-and-crest colours with the blue and red arm stripe, and the jersey has introduced the collar as well. In ’76 Phil Thompson was dominating defences and Kevin Keegan was running riot up front. A memorable era for English football.
A kit ahead of it’s time! It’s retro in age but it’s a very good-looking shirt to this day. You’re truly wearing the England colours with this ’82 jersey. With Peter Shilton between the sticks and Bryan Robson showing his class in those years, remember these legends with this special England shirt.
It’s back to basic for this ’86 shirt as we go for the faint white stripes down the shirt with a v-neck navy influence on the top. It’s simple, and classy with all your England colours incorporated in a very subtle manner.
A grandad collar, faint diamond design and a blue and red sleeve each end to round of the England identity – this was the era of Gary Lineker and Chris Waddle.
The pain of Italia ’90 and the defeat to Germany on penalties still haunts some players today, but it shouldn’t be forgotten what a great side this team was. This shirt is as retro as they come in terms of design and offering you something modern England shirts can’t.
Euro ’96 was hosted by England and that was the year the famous Three Lions song was released by Baddiel, Skinner & the Lightning Seeds. Semi-final pain once again beckoned for the home nation, but the shirt still remembers the wonderful players who wore it like David Platt, Paul Gascoigne and Alan Shearer.
The World Cup in 1998 saw more penalty agony at the hands of Argentina, but this was a wonderful side that was starting to breed young players like Michael Owen. It’s a truly retro design and one you can’t miss this Christmas.