Scottish Premier League champions Celtic FC have followed this summer’s release of their latest home and away kits with that of a Nike 125th Anniversary commemorative shirt. The new Bhoys kit is now available at Kitbag and World Soccer Shop .
According to the Celtic FC website: On Sunday, November 6, 1887 eight men gathered in the meeting hall of St Mary’s Church in the East End of Glasgow, and Celtic Football Club was born.
Now, 125 years later, Celtic, Nike and Tennent’s Lager celebrate this landmark anniversary with a special commemorative kit to be launched on October 2, 2012.
Replicating the uniform worn by Celtic in their very first match against Rangers on May 28, 1888, the 125th anniversary kit features a white shirt with a black collar, backed with green, black shorts and green and black hooped socks.
The very first Celtic cross club crest has been redesigned for the 21st Century but maintains the unbreakable bond with the club’s origins and Irish heritage.
While this concept pays tribute to the club’s formation in the late 19th century, Nike has combined Celtic’s traditions carefully with modern technology, to deliver a sophisticated and high-quality kit for players and supporters.
The lightweight Dri-fit fabrics used throughout are cutting edge in terms of technology, wicking sweat away from the body and keeping the athlete dry and comfortable. The cut of the shirt and shorts reflects the physique and technical demands of the modern day footballer, and the seamless construction ensures lasting comfort throughout the full 90 minutes and beyond.
Both Nike and Tennent’s Lager have applied their logos in a manner that is fitting to the shirt and shorts to emphasise the classic nature of the design and highlight the Irish cross crest.
As reigning SPL Champions and back in the UEFA Champions League where they belong, Celtic are looking to add new chapters to their illustrious history with the 125th anniversary kit a fitting tribute to a long and rich heritage.