New Balance Football have officially revealed the 17/18 Celtic Football Club European 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. It will be on sale in Elite Player and replica versions at UK Soccer Shop, Kitbag, Subside Sports, Lovell Soccer and World Soccer Shop along with The Bhoys’ new home and away shirts.
Completing the green New Balance kit collection for the season, the striking Vivid Cactus jersey is finished with a squared neckline with engineered “U” shape. The kit pays tribute to the incredible achievements of the Lisbon Lions 50 years ago, and features a special textured 50th anniversary black 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 F.C. Internazionale Milano are featured.
Richard Wright, General Manager of New Balance Football said “The Euro kit has traditionally included some brighter elements and this season is no exception, the eye-catching finish offering the fans something fresh. In this commemorative 50th year anniversary for Celtic we have recognised the Lisbon Lions victory on each shirt, something which we think the fans will really like.”
The Celtic FC 2017/17 third kit is completed by black shorts and Vivid Cactus socks with a black 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 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 Bright Cherry design with black crest, sponsor and NB branding has a strong look, completed by the tonal three colour sleeve pattern.
Celtic FC player Scott Sinclair said: “I’m a big fan of the bright Euro kit, it’s something that will stand out when we wear it and I’m sure it will go down well with the fans. We’re already looking forward to getting this on the pitch next season.”