Official UEFA Champions League Balls
Same technology as Teamgeist II
Finale 8 Ball
adidas “FINALE 8” – the match ball with goose bumps for the UEFA
Each of the 32 qualified clubs will receive 84
“FINALE 8” balls
August 28, 2008 - At the Group Stage Draw for
the UEFA Champions League™ in Monaco today, adidas and
UEFA unveiled the adidas “FINALE 8”, the official match ball
of the competition. Like the “EUROPASS”, the ball which was
used for UEFA EURO 2008™, the ball’s new surface structure
allows players to control and direct it perfectly in all weather
conditions. The revolutionary PSC-Texture™, which gives the ball
goose bumps, consists of a sophisticated and extremely fine
structure on the ball’s outer skin that guarantees optimum grip
between ball and boot.
new “FINALE 8” balls for the 2008/2009 season will be
delivered to the 32 qualified clubs within the next few days. With
the start of the new European season, adidas will for the third
time supply the Match Balls for all UEFA Champions League™
adidas “FINALE 8” is based on the traditional UEFA Champions
League™ star ball design and reflects the colors which can be
seen at the different venues: indigo represents the sky, indigo
metallic refers to the floodlights and rave green stands for the
“FINALE 8” was presented to the general public and the media
with a giant UEFA Champions League™ logo in front of the
Grimaldi Forum, where the draw took place. The giant ball, part of
the famous UEFA Champions League™ logo, this time consisted of
200 “FINALE 8” match balls.
Like the “EUROPASS”, the adidas “FINALE 8” is constructed out of 14
panels using revolutionary Thermal Bonding Technology. This
combined with the new PSC-Texture™ surface structure gives the
“FINALE 8” its perfect handling characteristics and allows the
players exceptional ball control. The unique outer skin improves
power transmission, creates greater swerve and increases accuracy
on the pitch, in all conceivable weather conditions. And for the
goalkeeper too, providing a much better grip between glove and
ball, substantially improves his catching of the ball.
adidas’ experience in
football production is unequalled. adidas first began the
production of footballs in 1963 and is the world’s leading
manufacturer, always at the cutting edge of technology. Since
1970, adidas has provided the official match ball for all major
UEFA and FIFA tournaments, including since 2005
for all UEFA Champions League™ games. The UEFA Champions
League™ final has been played with an adidas ball since the
2000/2001 season. Since 2008, adidas is also the supplier of the
official ball for the Africa Cup of Nations organized by the
Confederation of African Football (CAF).
In the future, adidas
will continue to use innovative technology to extend its
world-leading position in football production and thus strengthen
its position as the authentic symbol for high-performance sporting
goods for professionals and amateurs alike. adidas also intends to
unveil more revolutionary innovations in match ball production for
the UEFA, FIFA and CAF competitions.
The new match ball has already been in retail since July 1, 2008.
Above three pictures were provided by Soccer Ball World visitor Francisco Aquino Ochoa
adidas Unveils Official Match
for UEFA Champions League
Final in Rome
Rome/Herzogenaurach, March 16th, 2009 – Today adidas unveiled the Official Match Ball for the UEFA Champions League Final in Rome on May 27th: the adidas “Finale Rome”. The Italian capital is hosting its second UEFA Champions League Final (following 1996). Europe’s top two football clubs in the 2008/2009 season will compete in the Final in Stadio Olimpico di Roma, Italy’s biggest sports arena.
The design of the adidas “Finale Rome” is based on the widely
recognizable UEFA Champions League star ball. The colours of the
new match ball are inspired by the traditional Roman colour
burgundy with gold detailing around the stars. Mosaic figures
representing key sporting and Roman values such as speed,
teamwork, justice and power are featured in each star honouring
the most important European club game.
Like the “EUROPASS”, the match ball for the UEFA EURO 2008™, the adidas “Finale Rome” features the innovative surface structure, PSC-Texture™. This surface structure allows players to control and direct the ball perfectly in all weather conditions. The PSC- Texture™ consists of a sophisticated and extremely fine structure on the ball's outer skin that guarantees optimum grip between ball and boot. Due to the usage of this material, the ball texture feels like goose bumps. In addition, like the “EUROPASS”, the adidas “Finale Rome” is constructed out of 14 panels using revolutionary Thermal Bonding Technology.
The adidas “Finale Rome” is currently available at retail worldwide.
adidas’ experience in football production is unsurpassed anywhere in the world. adidas has been making footballs since 1963 and is now the world’s leading manufacturer, always at the cutting edge of technology. adidas has supplied the official match balls to all major UEFA and FIFA tournaments since 1970, and since 2008 is also the Official Supplier of the match ball for the Africa Cup of Nations organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
adidas will continue to use innovative technology to extend its leading position in football worldwide. This will further strengthen adidas’ position as the authentic symbol of high-performance sports equipment for professionals and amateurs alike. adidas also intends to unveil more revolutionary ball innovations for future UEFA, FIFA and CAF competitions.
The Finale 10 is constructed from 14 panels using thermal bonding technology, which makes the ball last longer. The football also has golf ball like dimples, with the boffins from Adidas saying this provides more grip for the player, which allows them to control it more effectively no matter what the weather is like.
COVER: Thermal bonded seamless surface for a predictable trajectory. PSC texture allows for power, swerve and control. BLADDER: Premium latex for exceptional bounce and rebound characteristics. FIFA approved, which is FIFA's highest rating. Imported.