New Balance Football today officially revealed the new 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.
Continuing the theme of taking inspiration from the Lisbon Lions team, the 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.
“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.”
– Richard Wright, General Manager of New Balance Football.
Tested at Loughborough University’s world leading Sports Technology Institute, the kit features a unique combination of bonded vents and zonal mesh structures to provide advanced cooling and performance benefits.The kit incorporates moisture-activated laser cut vents in the under-arm regions that open in response to increased perspiration by the player.
The 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 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 color sleeve pattern.
“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.”
– Kieran Tierney, Celtic FC defender.
The full range of New Balance Celtic FC Away kit products, including the Away Elite Player Jersey and Away Replica Jersey, are available to pre-order now. They will be available to buy exclusively in the UK from celticsuperstore.co.uk and from the Celtic store on 1st July. New Balance Celtic Away kit products will be available globally from www.newbalance.com/football (US residents) and www.newbalance.co.uk/football (UK residents) from 3rd July.