England during the international friendly match between England and Brazil at Wembley Stadium on March 23, 2024 in London, England.

England vs Belgium: Why have the names disappeared from England shirts?

England started the friendly against Belgium with names on the backs of their shirts – only for them to disappear for the second half.

Back in the day, no names were printed on the backs of shirts. The phenomenon is relatively recent – a Premier League-era feature – with Euro 92 the first international tournament to feature England players on jerseys.



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