Adidas Euro Pass Official Match Ball of UEFA EURO 2008

Thank you Peter Schönamsgruber from Eislingen/Fils  Germany for the above picture Adidas “EUROPASS” – the match ball with “goose bumps” for UEFA EURO 2008™   Official Ball of UEFA EURO 2008™ with revolutionary surface structure   Lucerne/Herzogenaurach, December 2, 2007. At the Final Draw for the UEFA EURO 2008™ in Lucerne today, adidas and UEFA unveiled the adidas “EUROPASS”:…


1972 Official Ball of the European Championships – Telstar

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.


Icon Official Match Ball of the 1999 Women’s World Cup

Engineered to the same specifications as the Equipment Tricolore (the Official Match ball of World Cup France 98′), the Adidas Equipment Icon was FIFA’s Official Matchball for the Women’s World Cup in 1999. This ball was the first one designed specifically for the Women’s World Cup.  Unlike traditional soccer balls, the Equipment Icon uses the same syntactic…


Official World Cup 1998 Tricolore Soccer Ball

By 1998, FIFA World Cup France was played with a ball which sported the French red-white-blue tri-color. A complete departure from the old traditional black and white pattern.  The first official World Cup soccer ball that was in color. The TRICOLORE used underglass print technology with a thin layer of syntactic foam. The above picture was…


Official World Cup Etrvsco Soccer Ball 1990

Etrvsco Unico –  Italy, 1990 The first ball with an internal layer of black polyurethane foam. The above picture was provided by Sebastiano Calì from Italy. Thanks! The above picture was provided by Jacques Barralon – The “R” indicates the official ball while “TM” was used for balls made after the 1990 World Cup. This ball was a…


Official World Cup 1986 Azteca Soccer Ball

Azteca: México, 1986 The FIFA World Cup Mexico, saw the introduction of the first polyurethane coated ball which was rain-resistant. The first synthetic match ball, with good qualities on hard and wet surfaces.   The above picture was provided by Sebastiano Calì from Italy. Thanks! The above “red letter” ball picture was provided by Jacques Barralon The above “black…