Red shirt colour is associated with long-term team success in English football

  title={Red shirt colour is associated with long-term team success in English football},
  author={Martin J. Attrill and Karen A. Gresty and Russell A. Hill and Robert A. Barton},
  journal={Journal of Sports Sciences},
  pages={577 - 582}
Abstract The colour of sportswear has been shown to influence the outcome of bouts for several different combat sports. The generality of these effects, and whether they extend to collaborative forms of contests (team sports), is uncertain. Since 1947, English football teams wearing red shirts have been champions more often than expected on the basis of the proportion of clubs playing in red. To investigate whether this indicates an enhancement of long-term performance in red-wearing teams, we… 

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