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New 09/11 England Home Shirt Revealed

Umbro has been keeping the new England home shirt under tight wraps before it’s official unveiling in the friendly against Slovakia on March 28. But several pictures have leaked of what is allegedly the shirt in question.

The web site Todo Sobre Camisetas has the scoop. Instead of incorporating the usual navy blue, the design by Umbro includes red and white only. It looks similar to an Arsenal shirt, only in reverse.

As far as England shirt designs go, this must be one of the worst home shirts ever designed. The sleeves are okay, but the front of the shirt resembles something you would see on the local AYSO pitch, not the fields of South Africa for the 2010 World Cup.

The red line around the three lions badge cheapens the design. The collar is unattractive. The placement of the Umbro logo above the England crest makes the shirt design look unbalanced.

Instead of using navy blue, the shirt uses gray as a trim color around the neck and back.

On a scale of 1 to 10, this shirt design is 3 or 4. It’ll do nothing to fill England with confidence. And it’ll certainly be a low point in the history of football shirts for England fans.

More close-up pictures below of the 2009/2010 England home shirt from Umbro:

What do you think? Share your feedback by clicking the comments link below.

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Update: Umbro claims the shirts are fake.

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  1. phillip applegarth

    February 4, 2010 at 7:50 am

    i know this is fake as its the away strip they or bringing out this year and not the home strip, the home strip came out last year.

  2. Just

    November 20, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    Greetings from across the pond. I just wanted to say I hope this 10/11 kit is a fake. The current kit is just done perfectly. I was curious to see how many people know that Umbro is actually owned by Nike now. I see a lot of people wanting Nike to design the new kit, but they technically already do.

  3. DAN

    August 23, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    I reckon its a fake. but if its not i will still buy it and wear it with pride.
    but im sure its fake
    we just got a new one
    and umbro is the official england sponsor we should be proud of that
    AND besides its not even that bad 2 be honest
    its different for a change

  4. The Gaffer

    March 28, 2009 at 10:40 am

    This one is definitely a fake. For the real England home shirt, you can see it at

    The Gaffer

  5. fake

    March 28, 2009 at 10:37 am

    it’s a fake

  6. ben

    March 27, 2009 at 7:38 am

    This IS a fake design, released as an april fools as a pre-emptive prank on those who umbro feel ruined their last home kit launch. the new kit has a collar and is almost completely white with an oversize retro badge. Everyone stay calm, have a nice nights sleep and wait for the launch tomorrow

  7. Kris Newman

    March 26, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    Guys,Definate fake. go to the FA website and it shows a video of them designing the shirt. It has a massive focus on the old fashiond label of

    “Tailored by Umbro in England”

    This is a massive part of the design and is not in this pic atall so i can 100% guarantee this is not real.

  8. Ugandan Impailer

    March 26, 2009 at 10:15 am

    Looks like the Chinese Comunist Party Football team jersey. And what’s with the cross? Is the pope managing the team?

  9. LJ

    March 26, 2009 at 7:52 am

    this shirt is a Fake, there is supposed to have been a reworking of the badge in the new shirt. this is the old badge

  10. Mo

    March 26, 2009 at 6:53 am

    Erik Sweet 02.13.09 at 9:18 am seems to think that this new shirt is a fake. A good fake (given the “copy protection” techniques used), but still a fake. I have a tendency to agree.

    But, if this is for real, I think this jersey is abhorrent, and a disgrace to the quality of football the Lions have been playing recently (the Spain friendly notwithstanding). Given the fact that Nike has raised the bar on International kit manufacture (2008 Portugal away, 2008 Holland home and away, 2008 Russia home), the FA should think about dropping the Humphrey Brothers once and for all.

    Nike now own Umbro.

  11. Dan

    March 25, 2009 at 10:55 am

    Guys, you are pathetic. Firstly it’s quite obviously fake, and secondly it’s just a shirt. It’s the team playing in it that matters.

  12. Scott

    March 25, 2009 at 6:31 am

    You don’t need to buy a crappy looking shirt to support the team. Looks like several people have been suckered into this fallacy.

  13. Sarah

    March 25, 2009 at 5:51 am

    Ill be buying the Engalnd shirt to support engalnd i dont care what it looks like because i think it isnt that bad like the new manchester united shirts ill buying them to support my team so show ur support for england and stop moaning..

  14. JG

    March 23, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Here’s the real new kit.

    YUCK! I think I prefer the fake!!!

  15. MJR

    March 23, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Hey all….

    right – 1 ) I agree – awful kit
    2) To all those idiots saying we should move to nike….Umbro are OWNED by NIKE….read the business news you tools

  16. jony

    March 18, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    it is 100% fake they have changed the umbro logo and the england crest on the real one

  17. tony

    March 17, 2009 at 8:49 am

    great football shirt a nice fresh change, and alot more red and less blue which is how it should be considering are flag is only white and red.

  18. Chris Walker

    March 16, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    should that shirt be genuine id rather buy a white t-shirt, be sick on it and write ‘ENGLUND’ in a black marker pen on the front. I do agree we should rid the blue from the kit through. Goes against tradition but there is no blue on the st george! It looks rather lame though.

  19. Jonathan

    March 16, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    What a disaster. I hope this is a fake, certainly won’t be buying one if its a real. how many more reasons do we need to get laughed at during the world cup? Disgrace.

  20. Jack

    March 13, 2009 at 11:09 am

    This is NOT the new England Home kit. A glance at the Umbro site and what clues they have shown there will show the new shirt will have the original crest used before 1999, which didn’t have the ‘England’ plate added above the crest. The ‘lions’ will also be light blue and the roses more detailed and coloured as the once were. The FA site will show you what it looks like, although they retain the ‘England’ part on the crest.

    The shirt also looks as if it may have a collar and be of retro in concept. Umbro’s designers have said they went to the Football Museum for inspiration and wanted to create an iconic shirt. The actual player shirts will have an embroidered match opponent/date badge added to below the crest as they once did in the ’50s.

  21. mike h

    March 12, 2009 at 11:29 am

    dudes if this is the real mccoy … WHAT THE F**K are they playin at? i mean really its disgusting i really will not be wearin this at all kick umbro out and get someone else … Everton did maybe its time for a change … i mean ffs theyre owned by Nike get some fuckin designs that people will like we have to wear this at the world cup for christ’s sake … HATE IT!!!

  22. Billy Thomas

    March 12, 2009 at 11:26 am

    Think you’ve been conned. No way is that the new England kit.

  23. philip slattery

    March 11, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    yeah !!!! finally england get a crapy kit from umbro !!! ireland has been getting crapy kits from umbro for 18 years !!!!!!!

  24. jake bicko manu4life

    March 11, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    i am never buying that it is a copy ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaacccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee worst 1 ever manky.

  25. sam hubball

    March 11, 2009 at 10:57 am

    discusting i wouldent let my dog wear it

  26. jakebicko

    March 11, 2009 at 10:54 am

    i hate it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. jake

    March 11, 2009 at 10:52 am


  28. kieran

    March 9, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    if you would acctually realise that umbro is a english make you should be proud to have the umbro badge on your chest rather than a american tick

  29. Stevie G

    March 9, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Aboslutely SHOCKING!
    Umbro is SHIT, when will the FA WAKE UP & negotiate a contract with Adidas or Nike for GOD SAKE !



  30. scott

    March 8, 2009 at 3:37 am

    why are you all commenting on this FAKE TOP? its clearly fake and you all are dumb!!!

  31. Kyle Tuttle

    March 5, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    rumour has it is that this shirt is a fake! it is known because the new england shirt is going to have the newer lighter blue england crest (which is just naff)! shame though because i quite like the sleeves, just get rid of that rubbish red line around the badge and centralise the badge and it’d be top notch in my opinion

  32. les bagshaw

    March 4, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    i do hope that this is a fake because its not the best england shirt by any means but being a true england lion and a collector of england shirts i will buy it regardless and wear it with pride.

  33. AarronRAmsey

    March 2, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    What is Umbro Thinking with that, God i’m not wearing that

  34. gasheadashw

    March 2, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    definately not the new england shirt as it hasnt got the new england badge on!!

  35. Future City

    March 2, 2009 at 11:13 am

    it’s an old training top design – never released – def not the new one

  36. craig rimmer

    February 28, 2009 at 7:03 am

    bad england top.

  37. jonathan

    February 27, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    i am a England fan but i a not buying that cheap crap shirt, which looks like something u have just bought from ASDA. let Adidas make Englands kits!!!!!!!!!

  38. savio

    February 27, 2009 at 2:53 am

    looks more like an inner-wear shirt.

  39. Andy

    February 26, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Worst England Shirt Ever
    Wont Be Buying That One
    Looks Like A Cehap Fake !

  40. England Football Shirts

    February 25, 2009 at 10:46 am

    I can’t believe anyone thought that was real.

    It is the fakest looking shirt I have ever seen!

  41. Paul Bestall

    February 22, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    Been announced by Umbro that is a fake.

  42. louise barry

    February 22, 2009 at 10:17 am

    If you were a proper England fan you would buy it regardless i’ll be buying it for both my little boys who will be proud to wear it!!!!!!!

  43. Chris

    February 22, 2009 at 4:00 am

    UMBRO (or SCUM-BRO) are a disgusting company who have a history producing god-awful kits. I would love to see England wear Nike or Adidas in the future !

  44. jack

    February 21, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Umbro hjas announced that this one is a fake

  45. dinesh

    February 21, 2009 at 8:54 am

    worst plus £50 rrp that is what they r charging
    what with the reccession do u think much fans will fork out 50 quid for a shirt they must ordinary fans r stupid or will just wip out here credit cards what with the credit crunch!!!

  46. Bob London

    February 16, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Looks Worse Than Steven Gerrards Face When He Was Arrested!

  47. jack

    February 14, 2009 at 10:06 am

    i think that it ts horrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  48. The Gaffer

    February 14, 2009 at 2:24 am

    Eleté, thanks for uncovering these photos, and welcome to EPL Talk. Yep, you’re right. The photo you listed which includes the name and numbers in blue definitely makes a huge difference and rounds the shirt out. Looks much better that way.

    The Gaffer

  49. Dayf

    February 13, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Like it. There isn’t any blue on the England flag anyway

  50. Eleté

    February 13, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    Hi guys, nice to see the blog making the rounds in webs as great as this one!
    Im amazed by the amount of criticism this alleged new shirt has gathered around forums, almost everybody hates it! I think its a great change, considering Umbro has managed to make really original kits time after time, something thatll make a difference when you put them all together in your closet. For those who say Nike should take over, just compare the last two Brazilian kits, would that make u go spend 50 quid on the new kit?
    I think blue numbers would even it out, give it a better balance, and combined with blue shorts ill look top notch….

  51. Brandon

    February 13, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    Respectfully disagree. I think it’s pretty sharp. It will look even better with red shorts.

  52. Matthieu

    February 13, 2009 at 9:53 am

    looks like a dodgy copy of the england rugby shirt, the difference being the rugby shirt looks good, this one looks cack

  53. Erik Sweet

    February 13, 2009 at 9:18 am seems to think that this new shirt is a fake. A good fake (given the “copy protection” techniques used), but still a fake. I have a tendency to agree.

    But, if this is for real, I think this jersey is abhorrent, and a disgrace to the quality of football the Lions have been playing recently (the Spain friendly notwithstanding). Given the fact that Nike has raised the bar on International kit manufacture (2008 Portugal away, 2008 Holland home and away, 2008 Russia home), the FA should think about dropping the Humphrey Brothers once and for all.

  54. Paul Bestall

    February 13, 2009 at 7:56 am

    Quite possible the worst England kit since the Euro 2000 training top kit. Won’t be buying that!

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