Umbro Ltd, is the original Manchester based football brand that invented sportswear and sports tailoring. Umbro’s first major football kit was made for Manchester City in 1934, a kit they won the FA Cup in. Today, the company combines its heritage in sports tailoring with modern football culture to create groundbreaking and iconic football apparel, footwear and equipment that blend performance and style.
So how did it all start?
Harold Humphreys was barely out of his teens when he started a sportswear company called Umbro from a tiny wash house on Green Lane in Wilmslow, Manchester in 1924. The first deliveries were made with a handcart but within ten years, he was dressing Manchester City FC and Portsmouth FC for the 1934 FA Cup final at Wembley. City took home the trophy but it was the smartness of the kits which also caught everybody’s eye. By 1966, 85 per cent of all British clubs would be wearing Umbro. By then, the football brand. The boys from Brazil in 1958. Tottenham Hotspur’s Double-winning team of 1960/61. England’s conquering heroes and 14 of their competitors at the 1966 World Cup. Liverpool’s enduring European dynasty in the seventies and eighties. Manchester United’s treble-winners of 1999. The finest sides. The most memorable games. All with one thing in common. They wore Umbro.
Umbro continue to be based in Manchester with their HQ now in Cheadle Royal.
You can visit Umbro’s official website via: www.umbro.com
View the Umbro 2011/12 Teamwear range via: www.umbrofootballkits.co.uk