Sporting teams that wear red come a shade closer to victory

It is the colour worn by the football teams that have dominated the game. So it should come as no surprise that scientists have discovered that red is the colour for winners.

It is the colour worn by the football teams that have dominated the game. So it should come as no surprise that scientists have discovered that red is the colour for winners.

Those who wear red tops, jackets or clothing score 10 per cent more in any competition than if they were in another colour.

Experts believe that red could make individuals and teams feel more confident as well as being perceived by others as more aggressive and dominant.

The findings will give fans of Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal, an explanation for their run of success.

United and Liverpool have won a record 18 league titles, while Arsenal have had an uninterrupted run in the top flight for longer than any other team.

England’s victorious World Cup team in 1966, led by Bobby Moore (pictured) wore red - but have since switched to white.

Red’s pre-eminence emerged from a study by German sports psychologists at the University of Munster and reported in New Scientist magazine.

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