2022/23 has been another history-making season for Celtic, as Ange Postecoglou’s side are close to securing a domestic double by winning the Scottish League Cup and Scottish Premiership title.
The league title win will extend the Hoops’ dominance over Scottish Football, with this season’s triumph being their 11th title in the past 12 years.
Their achievement could’ve been enhanced had Celtic maintained their unbeaten record throughout the league season, which would have granted them the title of ‘invincibles’.
While that will likely be the target for next season, the side seems all set to earn a different label:
This came to light through a premature leak of their home kit for the 2023/24 season, weeks before its intended reveal.
For the past few seasons, Celtic’s home kit has been strictly traditional whilst following a distinct pattern.
Aside from the signature green and white, the Adidas-designed strips featured a coloured iteration of the club crest, while the various accents were emblazoned atop the green hoops to aid the contrast.
This season’s home kit is an apt example, as it featured black outlines around the coloured club alongside logos enveloped in white and placed on the green hoops.
For next season’s kits, the German Sportswear appear to be switching things up, if these leaks prove to be correct that is.
As seen in this early leak, Celtic’s home kit for next season is all set to be a blast from the past.
The strip doesn’t just stick to the traditional flavor but it seems to be leaning into it.
At the centre is the standard green and white hoop affair, alongside the usage of pure white for the various accents.
The kit does away with any multi-coloured elements, as the Adidas logo and the club crest are both present in white, and also atop a white hoop.
Naturally, this is rather detrimental to the logos’ visibility, but we reckon that’s the approach Adidas have opted for.
With the retro vibes maximized, the design shares obvious similarities to older Celtic kits, most notable of which are the iconic kits from the 60s, which kept things rather straightforward in terms of presentation.
Another design variation can be spotted on the shoulders, as the Three Stripes blend into the green background instead of standing out in white or black as they typically have on the Bhoys’ home kit.
The initial leaks fail to provide a glimpse at the lower sections of the shirt, which makes us wonder whether the sponsor logos will receive a similar treatment.
Nevertheless, the look overall is a decent departure from the formulaic kits we’ve seen as of late, although the ‘invisible’ presentation style will undoubtedly leave some fans disappointed.