Soccer World Cup Soccer Balls

Official World Cup 1982 Tango Espana Soccer Ball

Adidas introduced a new ball which had rubber inlaid over the seams to prevent water from seeping through. The first ball with water-resistant qualities. General wear from kicking however meant the rubber began to wear after a short time and needed to be replaced during the game. The last genuine leather world cup ball.  

The above picture was provided by Sebastiano Calì from Italy. Thanks!

1982 Tango Espana 2200
1982 Tango Espana World Cup Ball-1
1982 Espana World Cup Ball Yellow-1

Thank you Jacques Barralon for the above four pictures


In Spain, 1982, the Tango España, the new generation of the Tango. The Tango España, made of real leather, was the head of a family whose members were specialists in particular fields. For example, the Tango Mundial was the top of the range model tested in the wind tunnel, the Tango Alicante was the special floodlight model, the Tango Malaga for hard grounds and the Tango Indoor for indoor football. The range of models was available not only in the basic white color, but also in orange and yellow.


Tango Rosario


Adidas Mundial


Above picture provided by Dino Maas

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