World In Motion: 90s Retro England Football Shirts
We take a look at some of the very best Retro England Football Shirts from the 90s era from Italia 90′ to France 98′.
Football fever is officially here again so what better time to take a look at some of the best 90s Retro England Football Shirts. I’m probably going on a bit of a nostalgia trip here because watching England growing up through the 90s was a massive part of my childhood. Italia 90′ was where it really started for me personally. Watching the likes of Roberto Baggio with his signature neon boots, Gazza’s tears & witnessing the first African team to ever reach the quarter finals of a major tournament. West Germany were still West Germany, even though the Berlin Wall had already fallen in 1989, and there was a sense of optimism in the air. Although I was only 5 years old at the time, and I didn’t really understand the politics behind the teams, Italia 90′ ignited a passion of football fever that I will never forgot. The rise of retro football shirts from the 90s era have become an everyday sight on the (socially distanced) terraces across the country over the last few years.
New Order’s ‘World in Motion’ song really summed up the summer of 1990. Combining the free spirit and unity of Madchester’s Hacienda scene, with New Order’s signature drum machine sounds, Peter Beardsley singing and even John Barnes rapping. What more did you really need? As far as football songs go it’s probably one of the best. As usual for England though the campaign ended in tears, literally for Gazza, going out to West Germany on penalties in the semi-finals in Turin.
Whether you liked it or not, ‘Three Lions On A Shirt’ from Baddiel, Skinner and the Lightning Seeds was the official anthem of the summer of 1996. That summer we really did think football “was coming home”, but sadly it didn’t. Gazza’s famous dentist chair celebration took a stab at the British tabloids after they went on their usual hate campaign against the players after a night out in Hong Kong got a bit too rowdy. With games across the nation from Old Trafford to Wembley, a Britpop soundtrack & a summer of football you will probably never forget, Euro 96 had it all.
France 98′ marked the next generation of England talent & the football terrace anthem ‘Vinadaloo’ from Fat Les with a hot ruby murray twist. You’ll probably remember that unbelievable goal from an 18 year old Michael Owen against Argentina in the last 16. In the same game, David Beckham let his emotions get the best of him with a little tap (come on it was a little tap) on Argentina’s Simeone. England’s World Cup dreams were over but we were lucky enough to witness some of the greatest football players to ever grace the World Cup final such as Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo & Roberto Carlos. Shop a range of 90s retro England football shirts now from a range of retailers we work via the links.