New Balance Football today officially revealed the latest Celtic FC away jersey. The shirt is part of the ‘Live the Legend’ campaign for the 2017/18 season, celebrating the club’s 50th anniversary year since the iconic Lisbon Lions victory in the 1967 European Cup Final.
Continuing the theme of taking inspiration from the Lisbon Lions team, the Celtic Football Club 17/18 away shirt features a Verdant and Eden Green hoop design with gold NB branding and sponsor and is completed with a woven buttoned collar and gold trim shoulder seam.
The kit pays tribute to the anniversary of the European Cup victory by featuring a special textured 50th anniversary gold crest. The two teams who competed in the 1967 final have been commemorated in the inner back neck of the jersey, where the green and white hoops of Celtic and the black and blue stripes of Inter Milan are featured.
Richard Wright, General Manager of New Balance Football said “The contrasting green hoops look great on this year’s away shirt, which contains all the cutting edge design tech of the home shirt and a smart fold down collar to finish it off. In this commemorative 50th year anniversary for Celtic we have included a tribute to the Lisbon Lions victory on each shirt, something worth celebrating for all the fans for the coming season.”
The Celtic’s 2017/18 New Balance away kit is completed by Eden green shorts and Dark Green socks with a narrow gold trim. To offer added support to the ankle, the socks have built in comfort zones and the footbed has been developed with polypropylene to alleviate excess moisture when the foot makes contact with the boot.
The new Celtic alternate goalkeeper kit has been engineered in line with the outfield players’ jerseys, sporting a mock vent and back jacquard cage system to compliment the outfield kit aesthetic. The all black design with white crest, sponsor and NB branding has a strong look, completed by the tonal three colour sleeve pattern.
Celtic FC defender and Scotland’s Young Player of the Year Kieran Tierney said: “I really like the dark green hoops on the shirt and shorts on this years’ away kit, we will wear it with pride when away from Celtic Park this coming season. As a Celtic player and fan it’s great to see the club commemorate the Lisbon Lions on the shirt too. The Lions are our greatest ever team and they fully deserve this recognition in such a special year for the Club.”