When England Kits Were Built to Last

The first branded kit that England wore lasted for six years from 1974 until 1980…

This Admiral creation, which horrified adults and delighted kids the nation over, was introduced for the Don Revie era and was not changed until just prior to the 1980 European Championships.
England played 44 games in this shirt, in contrast to the current England strip which was worn just 11 times and will be replaced by this new kit for the game against Holland next week.  
Who knows how many games you will get for your money this time… we’re betting it’s not six years’ worth.

Read about the history of Admiral football kits in ‘Got, Not Got’ available to buy online at Amazon.

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3 Responses to When England Kits Were Built to Last

  1. Chris Worrall says:

    An absolutely magnificent kit and England’s best ever. Brooke Bond tea cards, bubble perms and never qualifying for anything ! Happy days ! Beats the new horror show just launched.

    • thefoxfanzine says:

      There was a big fuss at the time about the Admiral logo appearing on the national shirt.
      Don’t like that red badge on the new one at all.

  2. Keith Ellis says:

    Never liked any of the Admiral kits ! Loved Englands’ round necked white shirt with the proper 3 lions badge. Can remember the days when we did not need to win the world cup, as we were the best anyway.People used to mock the Johnny Foreigners for trying too hard and not being manly .

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