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Nike Unveils Celtic Football Club Away Kit for 2013-14 Season

Celtic will play in a bold new away kit in the upcoming season as they look ahead to another successful run in Scotland and Europe.

Inspired by the club’s colours and rich history, the new shirt is gold — a vibrant and popular away colour for the club since 1972 — with seven thin green hoops spread evenly on the chest.

The shirt has a green crossover V-neck collar, and green cuffs on the sleeves. Inside the back of the neck is a woven label bearing the quote: “This Celtic Football Club is much more than a football club. To a lot of people it’s a way of life.”

The quote is from Sir Robert Kelly, a pivotal figure in the history of Celtic, who understood the importance of the club to its fans, and served on the club’s board first as a director, then as the Chairman for more than four decades.

The new away shorts are green, while the away socks are gold, and feature the green hoop consisting of seven fully engineered thinner hoops from both the new home and away shirts.

The new kit showcases Nike's committment to aiding the performance of players with key technological benefits:

RECYCLED POLYESTER

  • The kit is made from recycled polyester as part of Nike’s commitment to produce performance apparel with reduced environmental impact. 

FABRIC AND NIKE DRI-FIT

  • The kit weighs just 150 grams, 23 per cent lighter than previous Nike kits. It also boasts a 20 percent stronger knit structure and significantly improved stretch.

  • The fabric uses Nike Dri-FIT technology to draw sweat away from the body through the fabric where it can evaporate, to keep players cool and dry.

  • Ventilation zones, consisting of tiny laser-cut holes, feature under the arms on both sides, as well as at the shorts waistband, to allow additional comfort and cooling. A mesh panel across the entire back increases air circulation.

FIT AND CONSTRUCTION

  • The shirt includes inner welded seams for a clean finish to give a more striking appearance, while also increasing comfort and performance.

NIKE PRO COMBAT

  • To complete the ultimate playing uniform for modern football, Nike Pro Combat baselayer is supplied to be worn underneath the match-day kit, offering players greater comfort and impact protection.

  • The Nike Pro Combat range of long-sleeve and short-sleeve tops made of sweat-wicking fabric allows players to keep cool and dry in hot conditions, and warm and dry when the weather becomes cold. The slider shorts feature extra padding and thigh protection to absorb impact so players can go to ground and tackle with greater confidence.