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Champions League Balls

Here you can find information on UEFA Champions League Balls since 2002 up until the current day.

Adidas Finale: Official Match Ball of the UEFA Champions League Final 

2002 Gray Star Finale Ball

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The above 2001 Champions Finale ball picture provided by Sheridan Bird. Visit 

  www.sheridanbird.com. 

The Adidas Finale was developed based on the Adidas Terrestra Silverstream, the Official Matchball of the UEFA European Football Championship 2000™. This ball was also made with the same type of materials and construction used for the Adidas Fevernova, except of course the graphics. The graphics for the 2001 Champions Finale ball consist of the gray star design as shown .  

Adidas Press Release

Tuesday, May 1, 2001 , Herzogenaurach, Germany

Adidas unveils the new Official Matchball for the UEFA Champions League®-English

Herzogenaurach, May 1, 2001 – adidas, the world’s leading football brand, launches today its first ever Official Matchball exclusively designed and developed for the UEFA Champions League®, the world’s most prestigious club competition. The new ball named “Finale“ is the latest result of adidas’ quest for excellence and innovation and a long tradition of improving the game of football by developing the very best equipment.

The adidas Finale features a unique design, inspired by the UEFA Champions League® starball logo, one of the most recognizable symbols in world football. The new design is completely different from the traditional adidas Tango design. This underlines adidas’ commitment to break new ground in the new millennium developing new and distinct products for the most important events in football. The exclusive Champions League design inextricably links adidas and the new matchball to the very best of football.

On the technical side, the adidas Finale was developed based on the adidas EQUIPMENT Terrestra Silverstream, the Official Matchball of the UEFA European Football Championship 2000™. Softer, faster and more accurate than any other adidas soccer ball before, the adidas Finale also features a layer of highly compressed, gas-filled micro-ballons of equal size (syntactic foam), proven during EURO 2000™ and probably contributing to the highest average goal rate in a major tournament ever. In the development phase, adidas involved top players such as Zinedine Zidane, Raúl, Patrick Kluivert and Alessandro Del Piero to test the ball, all of them known for their special feel for the goal.

“Our commitment to the UEFA Champions League® underlines our determination to further strengthen our position as the number one soccer brand in the world. Our introduction of the UEFA Champions League® licensed products as well as the development of an exclusive Champions League matchball is just the latest proof of our efforts. This is the tournament where the best play the very best – a natural place for adidas to be,“ said Erich Stamminger, Member of the Executive Board of adidas-Salomon AG, responsible for global marketing.

The new adidas Finale matchball will be used in the semi-final matches Real Madrid-Bayern München and Bayern München-Real Madrid on May 1 and 9 and naturally in the Final in Milan, May 23, 2001.

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2003  Black Star Finale Ball

The Adidas Finale 2003 ball has the same design and materials with black stars instead of the gray ones used in the 2001 ball. 

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2004 Blue Star Finale Ball

The above picture is from Soccer Ball World visitor Peter Pesti 

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The Adidas Finale 2003/2004 ball has the same design and materials with blue stars instead of the gray ones used in the 2001 ball. Look for a new model this year for use in the final Champions League match in May. The 2004/2005 model has RED stars

From Soccer Ball World Visitor Peter Pesti

One of the Original Match Balls Made for the Final Match between FC Porto and AS Monaco in 2004

AufSchalke ARENA, 26th may 2004. Gelsenkirchen (GERMANY)

AS MONACO (0) – FC PORTO (3)

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INTRODUCTION:
The UEFA Champions League is by far the most popular club competition in Europe. Last year the final match was played in Gelsenkirchen (GERMANY), in the very new stadium of FC Schalke (called AufSchalke Arena) on the 26th of May 2004. The final game ended with a three goal victory for the Portuguese dream team FC Porto against the French champion AS Monaco. 

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THIS PARTICULAR BALL:
Not only the official match ball of the UEFA Champions League, but one of the very few authentic balls that was specifically made for the final 2004 game. The ball can easily be identified by the printed AufSchalke logo on the ball. Adidas marks only those balls that are intended to be used in the final game. 

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2005 Red Star Ball

List:$140.00

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Above three pictures were provided by Soccer Ball World visitor Francisco Aquino Ochoa

Adidas Press Release

Thursday, August 26, 2004 ,

Adidas Presents New Official Match Ball for UEFA Champions League

Monaco/Herzogenaurach, August 26, 2004 – Adidas officially presented the new Finale, the Official Match Ball of the UEFA Champions League™, at the group draw for the upcoming UEFA Champions League™ in Monaco.

With the fourth generation of the exclusive UEFA Champions League™ ball, Adidas provides Europe’s best teams with a thermally bonded ball that allows them to utilize their skills to the fullest. The new Power Balance Technology and an inspiring design, which is rooted in the well-known UEFA starball logo, ensure that the new ball is one homogenous unit. The new mission red colored Adidas Finale is available globally at a wide range of outlets at a retail price of around $140.

The major improvement of the new Finale is the Power Balance Technology with the following features:

  • Novel panel design – superior PU surface plus highly resilient foam for better ball control and explosive response.
  • Thermal bonded panels: a new technology which replaces traditional hand stitching, thus creating a smoother, seamless surface for increased accuracy, water resistance and durability.
  • Innovative carcass technology: a new lamination technique for optimal balance and most consistent quality properties.
  • High-grade natural latex bladder for optimal rebound characteristics.

    Overall, the fourth generation of the Finale offers better control and rebound characteristics than ever before as well as increased water resistance, accuracy and durability. The new technology was first introduced with the adidas Roteiro™, the Official Match Ball of UEFA EURO 2004™, which has become the world’s best-selling football ever.

2005 Finale Match Ball

AC Milan vs. Liverpool in Istanbul

AC Milan vs. Liverpool in Istanbul Champions League Balls

This ball was specifically made for the final Champions League match.  Very rare!

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From Soccer Ball World Visitor Adrian Monk

Thanks!

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2006 Blue/Gray Star Ball


Finale – Paris 2006

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Same Materials and Construction as the 2007 World Cup Teamgeist Ball

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Above pictures were provided by Soccer Ball World visitor Francisco Aquino Ochoa

2006 Black Star Ball

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2006 Power Orange Ball for snow conditions

Power Orange Finale Ball

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Above pictures were provided by Soccer Ball World visitor Francisco Aquino Ochoa


Adidas presents Official Match Ball for UEFA Champions League 2007 Final 

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Athens/Herzogenaurach, March 8th, 2007 – Today adidas presents the Official Match Ball for the UEFA Champions League™ Final in Athens on May 23rd: the adidas “Finale Athens”. The Greek capital is hosting its 4th UEFA Champions League™ Final in the newly built 2004 Olympic Stadium, where Europe’s best football clubs will play the Final of the 2006/2007 season.

 The adidas “Finale Athens” features the successful adidas +Teamgeist™ technology, a 14-panel configuration. It reduces the number of three-panel touch points by 60% and the total length of panel lines by 15%. This creates a perfectly round ball allowing great accuracy and control for Europe’s best football clubs. The combination of the revolutionary panel shape, a new carcass construction and the thermal bonding technology provide this official match ball for the Final with the best performance qualities ever.

The design of the adidas “Finale Athens” is based on the widely recognizable UEFA Champions League™ star ball logo and is executed in blue and white, representing the colors of Greece. Celebrating the city where the first modern Olympics of 1896 took place, adidas named the ball for the UEFA Champions League™ Final the “Finale Athens“. The adidas “Finale Athens” is available globally at a retail price of $129.00 as of today.  

Both finalists will receive the Finale Athens ball for use in their pre-match training in advance of the 23 May showpiece at the Olympic Stadium. The team that comes out on top in the final will also have the exclusive right to use the ball for home matches as they defend the prestigious trophy next season, as was the case with FC Barcelona this term. The draw for the latter rounds of the UEFA Champions League will take place in Athens tomorrow.

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2007 2008 Yellow Star Ball

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Above three pictures were provided by Soccer Ball World visitor Francisco Aquino Ochoa


UEFA Champions League 2008 Finale 

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Official World Cup Final Match Ball Teamgeist Soccer Ball

Very Rare Germany/Italy Teamgeist Ball


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The Final Golden Berlin Ball: Italy vs. France – Only 1600 balls made.

Not For Sale at Soccer Ball World/ For informational purpose only:

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Germany Costa Rica Kick Off Ball

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France vs. Switzerland Ball (courtesy of Reg Wong)

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Italy vs. France Ball (courtesy of Carlos Del Castillo)


Berlin / Herzogenaurach – April 18, 2006

Adidas unveils Golden Ball for 2006 FIFA World Cup™ Final

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Personalized Match Ball for every game of FIFA World Cup ™

The adidas +Teamgeist™ Berlin, the Match Ball especially produced for the final game in Berlin on July 9th, was officially unveiled by the President of the Organizing Committee, Franz Beckenbauer at the Brandenburger Gate in Berlin. The golden adidas +Teamgeist™ Berlin will only be used in one game, the single most important game in global football, the FIFA World Cup™ final.´

“The FIFA World Cup final is the most important match in the history of sport. There really is no greater thing than to play in a World Cup final. That is why I think it is a fantastic idea to have a very special ball especially for this match,” said Franz Beckenbauer President of the FIFA World Cup™ Organizing Committee: “Sure, the ball will still be round, no change there. But it will be a very special game and it is going to be played with a golden match ball that was especially designed for it. I think that’s absolutely fantastic!” 

This special Match Ball design is similar to the adidas +Teamgeist™ but executed in gold, the color of the FIFA World Cup™ trophy, with black and white details. Its name, “+Teamgeist Berlin”, is not only based on the single most decisive characteristic every team needs to have in order to lift the trophy, team spirit, but also on the German capital where the final will be played. The adidas Golden Ball is already a well-known element in the world of football, because it is the name of the official FIFA trophy awarded to the best player of the FIFA World Cup™ tournament.

In addition, for the first time ever, each of the match balls for the FIFA World Cup™ will be personalized with the name of the stadium, the teams, the match date and the kick-off time of each individual game. adidas will supply FIFA with 15 personalized match balls for each match. Earlier this year, each of the 32 qualified federations received a shipment of 20 match balls for training purposes. All teams will receive a second shipment with 20 balls when they start their final preparation. In addition to the 40 regular match balls they will also be supplied with 20 +Teamgeist™ Berlin match balls so that each of the teams can already start preparing for the FIFA World Cup final now! This delivery will bring the grand total of adidas match balls supplied to FIFA and the participating federations to 2,880.
 
In total adidas expects to sell well over 10 million FIFA World Cup™ match balls. adidas first began the production of footballs in 1963 and is the world’s leading manufacturer, always at the cutting edge of technology and design. adidas has supplied the Match Balls to all major UEFA and FIFA tournaments since 1970 and will also be the Official Partner and Ball Supplier of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cup™.

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Herbert Hainer, CEO of the adidas group and Franz Beckenbauer, President of the FIFA World Cup™ Organizing Committee unveil the Golden Ball in front of the Brandenburger Tor in Berlin

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The ball is produced by technology so advanced the German sportswear giant assured the performance is “unprecedented.”The ball should please the home team. Adidas said in a statement it produced Teamgeist “as a tribute to host Germany’s greatest football moments and its traditional uniforms.”

Even the name refers to a German trait: Teamgeist means team spirit, something the Germans have long thrived on instead of individual brilliance. Adidas indicates “The fine gold accents along the rounded propellers are inspired by the golden FIFA World Cupä Trophy. The revolutionary new panel shape is designed to minimize corners and to create a more homogenous system in terms of performance and look. The radiant lines of the graphics surrounding the propeller shape symbolize movement and energy. Thanks to adidas innovation team designer Scott Tomlinson from England and German category designer Anatol Just, +Teamgeistä combines everything needed to become a state-of-the-art product.” 

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Traditional 32 panel hand stitched balls have a wider target zone meaning accuracy is hard to consistantly achieve. The new 14-panel design has resulted in a ball with the most consistent performance characteristics ever, enabling the players to show their true skills. There are fewer seams, so the ball is rounder and performs more uniformly, regardless of where it is hit. The more perfect the sphere is, the more balanced it will be, offering greater accuracy due to the predictability of its flight. The new panel shape harmonizes the energy displacement and minimizes the amount of corners, while the larger panels allow for a cleaner kicking area. Perhaps the biggest difference the players will find with the new balls will be how they play in the wet. Normally, a wet and heavy ball behaves quite differently from a dry one. It flies slower through the air, has a lower bounce and is more difficult to curl. A patented Thermal Bonding technology makes the new ball virtually waterproof with identical performance characteristics wet or dry. The FIFA Approved Standard for water absorption stipulates no more than a 10% weight increase – the +Teamgeist’s has less than 0.1 % weight increase. Similarly, it has significantly improved on all standards for uniformity of rebound and pressure retention and shape and size retention. Clever design and technologies has enabled Adidas to reduce manufacturing tolerances to a new level.

The adidas Innovation Team (a.i.t) has tested the new Match Ball for the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany, first under tough laboratory conditions, later also with professional players and clubs on the field of play. Scientific tests were conducted together with the Sports Technology Research Group of the University of Loughborough, one of the leading institutions of its kind worldwide. These tests confirmed that the adidas +Teamgeist is more round, precise and consistent than any top competitor match ball.

Comparison to FIFA Approved Standards:

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Circumference: The FIFA Approved Standard: 68.5 cm – 69.5 cm. The adidas +Teamgeist: 69.0 cm – 69.25 cm

Diameter: FIFA Approved Standard: max. 1.5% difference The adidas +Teamgeist: max. 1.0% difference

Water Absorption: FIFA Approved Standard: no more than 10% weight increase. The adidas +Teamgeist: Water absorption: no more than 0,1 % weight increase

Weight: FIFA Approved Standard: Weight between 420 and 445 grams The adidas +Teamgeist: Weight between 441 and 444 grams

Shape and Size Retention: FIFA Approved Standard: 2,000 cycles at 50 km per hour. The adidas +Teamgeist: 3,500 cycles at 50 km per hour.

Rebound Test: FIFA Approved Standard: No more than 10 cm. The adidas +Teamgeist: No more than 2 cm.

Loss of Pressure: FIFA Approved Standard: Loss of pressure max. 20% The adidas +Teamgeist: Loss of pressure max. 11%.


Drum Test by Adidas: The drum test was developed by adidas to guarantee high quality and durability of the printed surface, the unique design and look of the ball. The adidas +Teamgeist is the first ball ever to feature a complete underglass print technology, providing the +Teamgeist with the best and strongest surface material ever and guaranteeing the ball is more durable and will hold its unique look much longer.

Overview:New panel shape and carcass construction of the +TEAMGEIST leads to:
Increased precision for straight and curved shots: With the +TEAMGEIST, every pass, every shot, every dribble, is as consistently accurate, powerful and fast as the last.
Improved all weather performance for consistent play in any condition.

  • Revolutionary Panel Shape: eliminates surface irregularities to create a perfectly round ball for greater accuracy
  • New Carcass: improves accuracy and power
  • Complete Underglass Print: significantly decreases abrasion of design
  • Thermal Bonding: seamless panels create a smooth, consistent kicking surface

Will not include the embedded circuitry to alert referees when it has crossed the goal-line.

If you have more information or want to review this ball, please contact us!


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MB League Ball


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Here is a picture of the +Teamgeist tournament replica ball. Notice the standard panels. Similar in design to the Roteiro ball


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Teamgeist Training 

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UEFA Champions League Final Lisbon 2014

2014 Final

In the signature star pattern that has become an icon of the UEFA Champions League, this is the official match ball of the 2014 finale. This is the ball that will be used in the 2014 finale at the Estaˇdio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal on May 24th. In addition to the star panel design, the ball features the official UEFA Champions League logo throughout and a trophy graphic.

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The Finale 13 – The Official Match Ball for the 2013/2014 UEFA Champions League™ season
The adidas UEFA Champions League Finale 13 Official Match Ball will be used by Europe’s elite clubs during all group stage matches of the 2013/2014 competition. As with previous Official Match Balls, the new design features an outer coating texture designed to provide optimal grip at the point of impact.

The artwork within the iconic star panel construction uses distinctive colours (white / infrared / silver / black) and graphics to signify a “ceremony of light” design. The iconic UEFA Champions League logos positioned within the top and bottom star panels and the individual strands spreading from this design represent the vibrant stadiums on match day and resulting light beams emanating across Europe.