Like Barcelona, Inter Milan and Paris St-Germain, Celtic are firmly non-adidas club, having had Nike for more than a decade and Umbro for a very long period before that, so it’s not surprising that mixing the two would be an FKF request:
@museumofjerseys I’ve always wondered what a Celtic adidas collaboration would produce, especially a late nineties version. Would love to see your work on that.
— set phasers to Malky (@malcolm1983) September 19, 2018
As we had already done a mid-90s version of The Three Hoops™…
— Museum of Jerseys (@museumofjerseys) October 21, 2016
…Malky decided to go a bit further on, to the 2002-03 season, when Celtic reached the Uefa Cup final, losing to Porto in Seville.
We have followed the cycles Celtic had with Umbro at the time, so the home and third were from 2001, with the away new for 2002-03.
With a Celtic home, keeping it simple is best, so we have used the Real Madrid 2001-02 home (European version – the domestic shirt didn’t have stripes as it was their centenary season) as the base, with its smart collar.
In summer, Celtic revisited the popular colourway of the away from two years previously and there’s not too much wriggle-room in terms of design:
The 2002-03 third had been the 2001-02 away, causing some problems away to Hibernian.
We have used the Tottenham Hotspur away, with its unusual shoulder striping, as the source for this..