Umbro

Umbro

About Umbro

Umbro is an English sportswear and football equipment supplier based in Cheadle, Greater Manchester, England, and a subsidiary of Nike. Umbro designs, sources, and markets sport-related apparel, footwear, and equipment. Its products are sold in over 90 countries worldwide. The company was founded by Harold Humphreys, along with his brother Wallace in a small workshop in Wilmslow, Cheshire, inspired by the growing interest in football witnessed nationwide. The word 'Umbro' is an acronym derived from Humphreys Brothers Clothing. Umbro's kit debut was in the 1934 FA Cup final, when both teams Manchester City and Portsmouth wore uniforms designed and manufactured by the company. Other teams supplied by Umbro during the 1930s and 1940s were Sheffield United and Preston North End, Manchester United and Blackpool. In 1952, the British team at the Summer Olympics wore Umbro kits, tailored for the needs of their individual sports.

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