Celtic will open a new chapter in their long and illustrious history with brand new Home and Away kits for the 2013-2014 season.
After a momentous 125th anniversary campaign notable for a stunning Champions League victory over the mighty Barcelona, qualification for the knockout stages of the Champions League and a domestic League and SFA Cup double, the Glasgow giants have their sights fixed firmly on the future, represented by exciting emerging talents such as Tom Rogic and Tony Watt, and a new contemporary on- field look for the new season.
As legendary manager Jock Stein observed “we don’t want to live with history…we must make new legends”.
On the home shirt, each of the club’s iconic green hoops is made of up seven smaller hoops, inspired by some of the club’s greatest players, such as Jimmy Johnstone and Henrik Larsson, who wore the number seven shirt.
The shirt features a modern crossover v-neck collar, whilst a woven label inside the neck features a quote from former Chairman Robert Kelly: “This Celtic Football Club is much more than a football club. To a lot of people it’s a way of life.”
The new home shorts are white, with a green stripe down each side, and the white home socks feature the new hoop design, with seven fully engineered thinner hoops as featured in the shirt.
From a technical standpoint, you can look forward to all of Nike’s standard features and improvements on the Celtic Home Shirt 2013.
Nike have revamped Dri-Fit to make it lighter and stronger than ever before, as well as weaving it out of reclaimed plastic bottles from landfills across Asia.
Player issue shirts will also benefit from enhanced, laser-cut ventilation in the under-arm area to keep them even cooler on the sunny pitches of…erm…Glasgow.
You’ll be able to order the new Celtic home shirt from Nike retailers, today.