Monday, 1 July 2013

The Greatest England Home Kit Ever 1965-2013: The Result

After nearly six weeks of voting, we now know what YOU chose as the greatest England home kit worn in the modern era.

We can now reveal that with just over a third of the 169 votes we received, the winner was Admiral's England kit worn between 1980 and 1983 (below), most memorably seen during the 1982 World Cup.

Yet again this bold, iconic design has found favour with football fans of all kinds, easily proving itself more popular than other England kits worn during classic World Cup campaigns.

And there was more good news for Admiral as their previous home kit from the 1974 to 1980 era finished joint second in our poll, level with Umbro's World Cup '90 kit. Both received 19 votes, far less than the 57 picked up by our winning kit.

Half of all the kits featured in our poll received three votes or less including the current edition made by Nike (2) and Umbro's kit between 2010 and 2012 which was the only one not to receive any votes at all. This latter point is all the more bewildering when you consider it was the first England home kit to feature the bright blue shorts last seen on Admiral's winning kit from the 1982 World Cup.

No doubt further discussion will ensue about the qualities and shortcomings of our winning England kit - in fact we know for certain it will because we'll be discussing it in our 11th podcast which will be recorded in the next week or two. Until then, here's how the voting went, and of course we'd love to hear your thoughts about any of the kits involved - particularly those you voted for!

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  1. Once again this proves that democracy doesn't work! ;-)

  2. The right kit won - Admiral kit of the same era the best away kit too.

  3. defo the right choice, real retro, admiral all the way.

  4. Good choice. Surprised that kit O got that many votes though.