Celtic confirm release of '˜pink' third strip

Celtic have launched a pink and black third kit which the Parkhead club say is an homage to the ticket stubs used when the Lisbon Lions won the European Cup in 1967.

Captain Scott Brown shown wearing the kit on the Celtic website. Picture: Celtic FC

The top and socks are a dark shade of pink with black trim, while the shorts are a reverse of those two colours. The kits are made by New Balance.

A statement from the club read: “(the strip) is sure to capture the imagination of supporters and add to the excitement of a first season under Brendan Rodgers.”

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The inspiration was the colour of the 1967 European Cup final match ticket. Celtic defeated Inter 2-1 in the final, becoming the first British club to secure the trophy.

Inspired by the colour of the 1967 European Cup final match ticket, the striking pink and black design honours the remarkable achievement of the ‘Lisbon Lions’ team whose journey to final continues to inspire Celtic supporters young Richard Wright of New Balance Football said: “The Lisbon Lions’ feat 49 years ago was truly remarkable, made even more so by winning not just one but five trophies that season.

“These men - all born within a 30-mile radius of Celtic Park - have left a legacy that may never be repeated by any team in the modern era again. This kit is a testament to this achievement and as we look forward to the future.”

Celtic captain Scott Brown added: “The 1967 team blazed a trail across Europe on their way to the final in Lisbon which to this day still remains one of the biggest highlights in this club’s illustrious history.

“It’s an inspiration to think we are following in the footsteps of legends like these and this great history makes Celtic such a special club.”

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