Last month, former Celtic and Aston Villa defender Didier Agathe made a shock return to British football, as he was announced as manager of Northern League Division 2 side, Durham City AFC. With Agathe achieving cult hero status at Celtic, Durham City suddenly found themselves with a host of new supporters hailing from North of the border, and in tribute, the club released a Celtic inspired third kit.
Such was the reaction to the release from Celtic fans, designers @thekitfactor have replicated the design for Celtic. Let’s have a look at what they’ve come up with!
Since Celtic’s move to adidas from current providers New Balance was announced at the end of April, fans have been eagerly anticipating their first release, expected in the coming weeks. This has also sparked the creation of a host of great concepts for what the 2020 Celtic home shirt will look like.
In @thekitfactor’s design, the adidas elements are obvious with the three-stripes running over the shoulders and the over-lapped collar. Both of these design elements are something we have seen on several leaked Adidas shirts for next season, taking ideas from the Adidas Tiro 19 and Regista 20 templates.
With such a famous shirt design, Celtic’s manufacturers often try to make the famous green and white hoops stand out, and @thekitfactor have done just that with this concept. A checkered pattern runs all over the shirt, but is most prominent on the green hoops. This creates a reflective pattern similar to Celtic’s home shirt of 1989-91.
Can we expect the same from adidas’ upcoming release?
We love obscure inspiration for new kit designs concepts, and this Celtic x Durham City offering is a great addition to those. If the reaction on Twitter is anything to go by, Hoops fans will be hoping to see something similar to this concept in adidas’ upcoming 2020 Celtic home shirt release.
Are you a fan of @thekitfactor’s creation, or are there other Celtic concepts that have caught your eye? Let us know in the comments below!
Who are @thekitfactor?
The Kit Factor team are British designers who create real kits for professional and amateur clubs. If you are looking for concept designs from some of the lower divisions, head over to their Twitter to see their designs for the likes of Plymouth Argyle, Fleetwood Town and Southend United, among others.