Recently crowned Scottish Premier League Champions Celtic FC have unveiled their Nike 2012/13 home kit. The new uniform is also The Bhoys’ 125th Anniversary kit. It is now available at World Soccer Shop and Kitbag.
According the the Celtic website: CELTIC Football Club is delighted to announce the unveiling for the first time of its new home kit, marking and celebrating the Club’s 125th anniversary.
The 2012/13 season is set to be a special one, as the Club will be celebrating 125 years of proud history.
Nike has created special kits for this landmark anniversary, starting with a new home kit.
The hoop represents the history of Celtic, it represents the family, it is inclusive and should never be broken. With this kit, Nike has looked at ways to contemporise the Hoops in a clean and classic way.
A Celtic home jersey traditionally has seven unbroken Hoops. This season, there are nine thinner hoops, linking back to the nine consecutive Scottish league titles Celtic won between 1965 and 1974. It is a record that has never been broken.
The jerseys have an anniversary crest, celebrating the Club’s 125th anniversary. The pattern around the crest is Celtic knot-work. This kind of design again ties back to the Celtic origins of the Club.
The jersey has a small Celtic mark at the outer back neck and marks the foundation year and the year of the anniversary at the inner back neck.
The new jersey is worn with white shorts with the Celtic knot-work detail printed on the side panels and with black socks with a green and white hoop, again to underline the Club’s heritage.
Main club sponsor Tennent’s Lager, a supporter of Scottish football for almost 40 years, has changed its branding on the Club’s home shirts to mark the club’s 125th Anniversary.
The logo will now appear below the club crest on the left breast of the shirt rather than across the chest as in previous seasons.
Tennent’s believe that the way in which the brand has been incorporated into the new strip is a fitting way to celebrate the Club’s 125th anniversary.