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Celtic FC Home Shirt Season 1996-1997 SFL European CR Smith Player Issue Short Sleeve 50" Chest Umbro Size Extra Extra Large


Celtic F.C. Home Shirt 

Season 1996-1997 

Player Issue,  Short Sleeve

Brand New In Kitroom Packaging. 

Size Extra Extra Large (XXL)


Condition :- Brand New In Official Celtic FC Kitroom Packaging

Manufacturer :- Umbro

Club :- Celtic F.C.

Home , Away or 3rd :-  Home

Shirt Season / Seasons :- Season 1996-1997

Replica or Player Issue :- Player Issue

Players Name :- Non Applicable

Players Number :- Non Applicable

Short or Long Sleeves :- Short Sleeves

Sponsored or Unsponsored :- Sponsored

Sponsorship Logo :- CR Smith

Arm Patches :- Non Applicable Albeit Available For Sale From This Website

Club Badge :- Embroidered

Number Square To Rear Material:- Yes

Manufacturers Logo :- Embroidered

Colours :- Green White

Replica or Player Issue Characteristics :- Players Material Sponsorship Logo, Packaging, Different Badge - Everything

Size :- Adults Extra Extra Large ( XXL ) - Approximately 50" Chest From Under Armpit To Under Armpit

Country Of Manufacture :- England

Material Content :-  85% Minimum Polyester 

Machine Washable :- 40 Degrees

Umbro Product Code Number :- SB22141

Comments :- 

This Shirt Is Legendary In Celtics History. It Symbolises The Arrival Of Our Rebel Leader Fergus ' The Bunnett ' McCann Who Saved Our Club From Administration / Liquidation At The 11th Hour. The Canadian Businessman Not Only Envisioned But Literally Rebuilt Celtic Park Into The Stadium Now Renowned Throughout The Footballing World. The Doubters In The Scottish Media Mocked His Dream Of Celtic Building a 60,000 Plus Stadium Capacity Consisting Of 50,000 Season Ticket Holders. Decades Of Domination Then Followed.

The Manager - Tommy Burns - “They’re there and they’re always there and god bless every one of them” Players - Paul McStay, Andreas Thom, Peter Grant, Morten Wieghorst,  John Hughes, Tommy Boyd, Jorge Cadete, Paolo Di Canio, Pierre van Hooijdonk, Jackie McNamara, Phil O'Donnell, Alan Stubbs, Simon Donnelly, Enrico Annoni, Tosh McKinlay & Malky MacKay

Differences Between Player Issue And Replica Issue Shirts:-

This Listing Is Primarily Aimed At Highlighting To The Celtic Faithful The Numerous Differences Between Player And Replica Shirts Regarding This Iconic 1990's Celtic Shirt. Far Too Many Fellow Celtic Fans In The Past Have Been hoodwinked Into Believing They Were Purchasing A Bona Fide Players Jersey - When They Weren't.  

Examination Of The Player Shirt Material Reveals It To Be Softer To The Feel With A Diamond Embossed Pattern Repeated Throughout. This Is Entirely Different To The Replica Shirt - Hence The Reason I've Included, For Your Perusal, A Close-Up Image Of The Diamond Pattern. 

The ' UMBRO ' Manufacturers Logo Sited On The Front Upper Right Chest Section Is Merely Screen Printed Onto The  Replica Product Coarser Material Whilst Elaborately Embroidered In White Silk Type Threading On The Players Version. 

The White Sponsorship Logo ' CRSMITH ' Is Likewise Screen Printed On The Replica Shirt Yet Displayed In A More Vibrant, Elegant, White Coloured, Protruding, Felt Type Material On The Players Version For A More Profound Affect On The Television Camera Visuals.  

The Club Badges Are Entirely Different. The Replica Size Measures Approximately 110mm In Height By 91mm In Width. The White Coloured Background Comprises Of A Thin White Diagonal Lined Pattern. The Overall Size Of The Celtic Badge Is Approximately 65mm In Diameter. The Player Issue Size Is Generally Smaller In Comparison, Measuring Approximately 105mm In Height By 85mm In Width. The White Coloured Background Is Formed By A Plain Cotton Finish. The Size Of The Club Badge Is 70mm In Diameter, Which Is Slightly Bigger Due To The Embroidered Letters And Thread Inside The Players Badge Being Much Thicker. 

The Collar Dimensions Are Notably Bigger On The Replica Version. Please Note When Comparing Player V Replica Garments I Intentionally Compared Player Issue Size XXL Against Replica Issue Size XXL Shirts