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1984 Official Ball of the European Championships – Tango Mundial

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EURO_1984 1984 Official Ball of the European Championships - Tango Mundial

Above Picture of the REPLICA Tango Mundial Provided By Jens Badinski

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1980 Official Ball of the European Championships – Tango River Plate

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1976 Official Ball of the European Championships – Telstar

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Featured enhanced lamination of the Durlast material to further reduce water intake.
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1972 Official Ball of the European Championships – Telstar

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Above picture provided by Jacques Barralon

Featured new polyurethane coating and Durlast technology which increased the water resistance of the leather ball. The Telstar Durlast with graphics was not used in the 1970 World Cup matches in Mexico. It was used in the 1972 European Championships.


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1968 Official Ball of the European Championships – Telstar Elast

1968 Telstar Elast 2 1968 Official Ball of the European Championships - Telstar Elast

Above picture provided by Jacques Barralon

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The Albert 2012 Olympic Soccer Ball

OLYMPICS 2012 – The Albert

Adidas presents the official match ball for the London 2012 Olympic Games football tournament – ‘THE ALBERT’

London, 1st March, 2012 – The Albert, the official match ball to be used at the London 2012 Olympic Games football tournament was officially revealed today at The City of Coventry Stadium by Tom Cleverley of Manchester United and Robert Ashcroft, the 43 year old from Derbyshire who named the ball.

Tom Cleverley was on hand to present the ball to Robert Ashcroft, before they both stepped up to the penalty spot to be the first individuals to play with the ball in a London 2012 Olympic hosting stadium.

Cleverley said at the launch, “The Albert certainly has a unique name and striking identity. It is like no other ball I’ve seen before and it is going to really stand out on the pitch. The ball looks youthful and that is what London 2012 is meant to be about. The Olympic Games is going to be a huge event for Great Britain and if selected I would be delighted to represent Team GB.”

The name ‘The Albert’ was chosen after Adidas, Official Sportswear Provider for the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games, invited the Great British public to ‘name the ball’.

Over 12,000 unique names were suggested over a ten day period in February 2011 and the name of the ball was announced in July 2011, one year ahead of the football tournament.

The Albert carries the London 2012 logo and features additional design elements in striking colors from the London 2012colour palate. The ball will be used to kick off the Olympic Football Tournament in Cardiff on 25th July, two days before the Opening Ceremony.

Ashcroft submitted his suggestion of ‘The Albert’ with his own interpretation of cockney rhyming slang where he proposed the London iconic landmark ‘The Albert Hall’ could mean ‘Ball’. Information

Technology:

‘The Albert’ features a series of triangular panels that are thermally bonded together to ensure a true, stable flight path. Covering each panel of the ball is a grip texture which supports boot to ball contact and enhances ball control. Beneath the outer surface of the ball is a woven carcass and a new bladder for increased air retention and reduced water uptake.

Trophy The Albert 2012 Olympic Soccer Ball

‘The Albert’ meets and exceeds all FIFA Approved Standards for an Official Match Ball making it the most tested ball adidas has ever produced.

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Great Wall Star 2008 Olympic Soccer Ball

OLYMPICS 2008 – Great Wall Star

The Official soccer ball of the 2008 Olympic Games, dubbed “The Great Wall Star” has been unveiled. It is manufactured by adidas, an official partner of the Beijing Games. The gold Chinese characters on the mostly-red ball read ”Zhong Guo” which means “China.” The characters were painted by Nian Weisi, who is a former president of the Football Association of China.

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Pelias 2004 Olympic Soccer Ball

OLYMPICS 2004

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From Adidas:

A new football production concept has been developed to provide consistent quality and performance from one ball to the next for today’s faster and more technical game.

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The above pictures are from Alberto Izaguirre Serrano, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

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Above picture provided by Jacques Barralon


New Pelias ball, featuring Power Balance Technology, has a seamless surface design and a revolutionary new carcass.
The Pelias carcass features a new lamination technique and a machine stitching process, providing the most uniform dynamic properties for optimal balance, maximum energy return, and consistent trajectory. This is Power Balance Technology.
A new thermal bonding technique replaces traditional stitching, for a smoother, seamless surface with more responsiveness and ball contact sensitivity. The result is predictable trajectory, substantially less water uptake and maximum abrasion resistance.
The Pelias ball is the Official Match Ball of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens as well as the Official Match Ball for all FIFA events in 2004.

FIFA Approved
Material: Synthetic PU
Size: 5

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Gamarada Olympic 2000 Soccer Ball

Adidas Gamarada

From Alberto Izaguirre Serrano, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico:

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Gamarada-1 Gamarada Olympic 2000 Soccer Ball

Just like the Questra Europa in 1996, the Adidas Gamarada was designed similar to the Adidas Terrestra Silverstream, Official Match ball in the Euro 2000. This was the fourth Equipment ball after Adidas TricoloreIcon and Terrestra Silverstream.  Adidas indicated the balls where softer, faster and more durable.

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The Gamarada ball features synthetic foam, a special layer of highly compressible gas-filled-micro-balloons of equal size which returns energy in equal measures in all places. This gives the ball greater rebound characteristics, which means that it’s faster and more accurate and predictable ball flight. The millions of individual cells of air bedded in a polyurethane matrix also make it a much more durable ball.

The design of the Equipment Gamarada reflects the colors of the Australian outback. And the name is derived from the Language of the aborigines, and means “camaraderie” or “friend”.

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Above picture provided by Jacques Barralon


Adidas Japanese J-League Version of the Gamarada

Used
in all the Japanese league matches in 2000

The following pictures are from Soccer Ball World visitor Sheridan Bird

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Etrusco 1992 Olympic Soccer Ball

OLYMPICS 1992

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Adidas Etrusco