Official Women’s World Cup Match Ball: Conext15

Adidas unveils Match Ball for  2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup™ FIFA and Adidas celebrate women’s football  05-Dec-2014Adidas today unveiled the official match ball of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015, the Adidas conext15. The ball features a new green, red and blue ribbon design inspired by the elements of nature: earth, wind and fire. The … Read more

2015 COPA AMERICA – CACHAŅA ORDEM 2

 The Nike Cachaņa Ordem 2 is the official match ball of the Copa America to be held in Chile from June 11 through July 4. Charged with high-performance technologies, this premium constructed soccer ball features Aerowtrac grooves and a micro-textured cover for true, precision flight. Its fuse-welded surface and 12-wing restricted bladder offer superior touch and responsiveness off … Read more

Official Match Ball Beau Jeu UEFA EURO 2016

One of the most famous French footballers of all time, Zinédine Zidane has taken to his personal Instagram page https://instagram.com/zidane/ to reveal Beau Jeu, the Official Match Ball of the UEFA EURO 2016TM group stages. Beau Jeu, translated in English as “the beautiful game”, is closely linked to next year’s host country, France. The layering … Read more

The Oldest Football

In 1836 Charles Goodyear patented vulcanized rubber. Prior to this, balls were dependant on the size and shape of the pig’s bladder. The more irregular the bladder, the more unpredictable the behavior of the ball was when kicked. However; it would not be until the twentieth century until most balls were made with rubber bladders. In … Read more

World Football League Match Balls

“There can be no game of football without a ball and the better the ball, the better the game.” Information on the footballs or soccer balls used in the some of the world’s football leagues is provided.  If you have additional information or would like to send us your review of the following soccer balls, … Read more

European Championship Official Soccer Balls

Click on each soccer ball picture to see a larger view and more information. Telstar Elast: 1968 The first Telstar ball Telstar Mexico: 1972 Featured new polyurethane coating and Durlast technology which increased the water resistance of the leather ball. Telstar : 1976 Featured enhanced lamination of the Durlast material to further reduce water intake. Tango River Plate: 1980 New … Read more

OLYMPICS 2016 – Errejota

ERREJOTA: Rio de Janeiro is inspiration for Adidas’ 2016 Official Match Ball ERREJOTA represents the Brazilian city as the epicenter of culture and lifestyle that fuels and stimulates the whole world. Rio de Janeiro, November 19, 2015 – If Brazil is the country of football, Rio de Janeiro is the football capital. Whether in pitches, in … Read more

Official match balls of the Olympic Games

Click on the following links to get information about that particular Olympic ball: Super Lux Ball from the 1972 Olympics Official Ball from the 1984 Olympics – Tango Sevilla Official Ball from the 1992 Olympics – Etrusco  Official Ball from the 1996 Olympics – Questra Olympia Official Ball from the 2000 Olympics – Gamarada Official Ball from the 2004 Olympics … Read more

The History of the Official World Cup Match Balls

Telstar : Mexico, 1970 Adidas started to make soccer balls in 1963 but made the first official FIFA World Cup ball in 1970. This is the first ball used in the World Cup to use the Buckminster type of design. Also, the first ball with 32 black and white panels. The TELSTAR was more visible on black and white … Read more

2016 COPA AMERICA – ORDEM CIENTO: THE OFFICIAL BALL OF COPA AMERICA CENTENARIO

Throughout its history, Copa America has served up high doses of drama, with each competition fueling the mythology of the world’s oldest international soccer championship – be it final matches featuring four periods of extra-time or a hat-trick of penalty-kick misses.This year’s special-edition contest promises to uphold the theatrical tradition, with the tournament (kicking June, … Read more