From the publisher:
The Celtic Jersey is a comprehensive and evocative history of one of the most famous and iconic football shirts of them all. Through a breathtaking collection of historic match-worn jerseys, this stunning coffee table book tells the story of the green-and-white hoops, and the great players who have pulled it on. In doing so The Celtic Jersey also provides a unique insight into the history of the club itself.
So much more than a football shirt, 'the Hoops' are steeped in cultural and political significance which makes them sacred to followers of Celtic Football Club and instantly recognised the world over. Compiled with the help of the key collectors of match worn Celtic shirts, this unique publication showcases both home and away jerseys worn by club legends from Jimmy Johnstone and Henrik Larsson, to current icon Scott Brown. With many of the jerseys originating from the personal collection of legendary kit man Neilly Mochan, the book includes several opposition jerseys swapped during Celtic's glorious 1960s and 1970s European Cup campaigns, and a jersey from the infamous Intercontinental Cup tie against Racing Club of Argentina in 1967.
In the words of the late Tommy Burns, "When you pull on that jersey, you're not just playing for a football team. You're playing for a people and a cause."
Paul John Dykes is a lifelong Celtic fan and presenter on the award winning podcast, A Celtic State of Mind.