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Soccer Soccer Balls

How To Draw A Soccer Ball

Soccer is undoubtedly the biggest sport in the world.

Just about every country plays it with over 250 million players worldwide. Nielson’s World Football Report learned that more than four out of 10 people around the world consider themselves soccer fans. Events such as the FIFA World Cup regularly draw billions of fans in viewership.

And of course, the soccer ball is symbolic of the beautiful game. Soccerballworld is here to provide you with a guide on how to draw the perfect soccer ball.

Step 1: Draw a circle. If you want a perfect one, trace around a cup or similar circular object.

Step 2: Draw a hexagon within the circle. It should be more than half the size of the original circle and positioned in the center. If you want to make sure it’s centered, draw a horizontal and vertical line in your circle such that it’s like a cross.

Step 3: From the top side of the hexagon, draw a pentagon.

Step 4: Repeat the above for the lower left and lower right sides of the hexagon.

Step 5: Fill the remaining empty sides with hexagons. You now have the main pattern of the soccer ball.

Step 6: Fill the rest of the ball and make sure the pattern is maintained.

Step 7: Color the pentagons black.

And there you have it — you have now drawn a soccer ball in just seven simple steps.

You can also watch a video tutorial of the above guide:

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Euro Soccer Balls

Tango 12 UEFA EURO 2012 Match Ball

Euro_2012_Tango Tango 12 UEFA EURO 2012 Match Ball

Adidas Presents The Official Match Ball For The UEFA EURO 2012TM
– Inspired by the iconic Tango design and made for today’s game – 

The ball was unveiled on stage during the UEFA EURO 2012™ finals draw by former Ukrainian Olympic pole vaulter Sergey Bubka. 

Adidas Tango 12: Inspired by the classic Tango design

Based on the classic Tango design used during both the FIFA World Cup™ and UEFA EURO™ tournaments during the early 1980s, the adidas Tango 12 features a modern interpretation of the design including a colored outline inspired by the flags of the two host nations – Poland and Ukraine. Etched into the Tango design are three bespoke graphics which celebrate the decorative art of paper cutting, a tradition in the rural areas of both host countries and link to the key characteristics of football – unity, rivalry and passion. 

“The Adidas Tango 12 is based on an iconic design which is known by players and football fans throughout the world, and it is great to see the design reinterpreted in such a creative fashion for the UEFA EURO 2012 tournament,” commented David Taylor, CEO of UEFA Events SA. 

Complementing the design, the Adidas Tango 12 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 lies a woven carcass and a new bladder for increased air retention and reduced water uptake. 

The Adidas Tango 12, which has been developed over a two-year period, underwent two rigorous types of testing – qualitative player testing, which was conducted across eight different countries, using players, federations and clubs from both elite and grass roots football, and quantitative lab testing, which concluded that the Adidas Tango 12 meets and exceeds all FIFA Approved Standards for an Official Match Ball making it the most tested ball Adidas has ever produced.

Adidas Group CEO Herbert Hainer commented: “The Adidas Tango 12 is a combination of many years of football tradition coupled with extensive player and lab testing to make it the most tested ball Adidas has ever produced.”

The Adidas Tango 12 is the eleventh Official Match Ball produced for the UEFA EURO™ tournament leading on from a rich history in Adidas football development which started in 1963. During that period, three Tango inspired designs have been produced for the UEFA EURO™ tournaments – the 1980 Tango River Plate, the 1984 Tango Mundial and the 1988 Tango Europa – making the Adidas Tango 12 the fourth in its history. 

The Aadidas Tango 12 will be used on field during the UEFA EURO 2012™ which kicks off on June 8th when tournament hosts Poland take to the field at The National Stadium Warsaw. All competing federations will receive an allocation of thirty Official Match Balls during the week commencing December 5th, six months ahead of the tournament, for training and competitive use. The Adidas Tango 12 is available for purchase in Adidas retail outlets and associated stockists as of December 3rd. 

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Euro Soccer Balls Soccer

European Championship 2000 Tournament Ball Terrestra

The Adidas Equipment Terrestra Silverstream

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The title and design of this particularly futuristic looking ball were dedicated to the rivers of the host countries, (Belgium and Holland) to which they owe their prosperity via trading routes and transportation of goods. The locals nicknamed these waterways “silver streams” due to the way their surfaces sparkle brightly in the early morning sun. 

Scientifically it was another break through ball from adidas. The outer layer was made from ergonomically crafted syntactic foam panels in long lasting PU, making it softer to the touch and easier to control. Inside the ball’s casing was a layer of closely compressed micro balloons filled with gas, which distributed the impact of the strike (from the foot or head) evenly, making it more precise and giving it a calculable, consistent, and faster flight path (later used on the World Cup Fevernova and Euro Roteiro match balls). 

However, its swerve characteristics were lethal at the right feet, as Luis Figo proved with his missile-like shot against England, which seemed to change direction violently when it clipped an England player’s ankle. “We found to our cost that the slightest deflection seems to make the ball fly,” explained the English Football Association’s technical adviser, Les Reed.

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Article and pictures from Sheridan Bird, January 22, 2004

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Above picture with the ball in the original box provided by Jacques Barralon

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Olympic Soccer Balls Soccer

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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Olympic Soccer Balls Soccer

Etrusco 1992 Olympic Soccer Ball

OLYMPICS 1992

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Adidas Etrusco

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Soccer Womens Soccer Balls

Official Women’s World Cup Soccer Ball 2015

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Women’s World Cup 2015 Match Ball

For FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada, 2015

Adidas unveils Match Ball for

2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup

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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 Adidas conext15 features the same ground-breaking technology that was used so successfully in Brazuca, the official match ball of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The ball has a new structural innovation with a unique symmetry of six identical panels alongside a different surface structure that provides improved grip, touch, stability and aerodynamics on the pitch

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Thank you Jacques Barralon for the above picture.

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Soccer World Cup Soccer Balls

Official World Cup Etrvsco Soccer Ball 1990

WC Etrusco Unico 1990 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!

1990 Etrusco Unico World Cup ball R Official World Cup Etrvsco Soccer Ball 1990

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 high-tech product which was manufactured entirely from quality synthetic fibers. The lowest covering consisted of textiles impregnated with latex for form stability and resistance to tearing, the neoprene layer made the ball water-tight and the outer skin made of polyurethane layers was used for abrasion resistance and good rebound properties. The name and intricate design took their inspiration from Italy’s magnificent, ancient history and the contributions and fine art of the Etruscans. Three Etruscan lion heads decorate each of the 20 Tango triads.

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Soccer World Cup Soccer Balls

Official World Cup 1986 Azteca Soccer Ball

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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!

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The above “red letter” ball picture was provided by Jacques Barralon

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The above “black letter” ball (made in France) picture was provided by Jacques Barralon

A completely new model was developed for the World Cup in Mexico. The Azteca Mexico was a hand-sewn ball, and for the first time, synthetic material, rather than leather was used to produce it. The ball consisted of an outer polyurethane wearing coat and three lower layers, which mutually complemented one another with their different “Adicron” structures. These were intended to ensure the ball’s resistance, ability to retain its shape and its waterproof properties. With its never-before-achieved performance on hard ground, at high altitude, and in wet conditions, Azteca represented a massive leap forward for the game. Its elaborately decorated design was inspired by the hosting nation’s native Aztec architecture and murals.

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Soccer World Cup Soccer Balls

Official World Cup 1982 Tango Espana Soccer Ball

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!

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Orange ball Official World Cup 1982 Tango Espana Soccer Ball

Thank you Jacques Barralon for the above four pictures

Tango_1982_yellow Official World Cup 1982 Tango Espana Soccer Ball

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.

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Tango Rosario

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Adidas Mundial

adidas_tango_Mundial Official World Cup 1982 Tango Espana Soccer Ball

Above picture provided by Dino Maas

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Soccer World Cup Soccer Balls

Official World Cup Tango 1978 Soccer Ball

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Soccer ball design experienced another revolution in 1978 with the introduction of the Adidas Tango. Adidas had created what would become a ‘football design classic’. Twenty panels with ‘triads’ created the impression of 12 identical circles. For the following five FIFA World Cup tournaments, the Match Ball design was based on this design. Tango featured improved weather resistance qualities, and took its inspiration from the deep passion, emotion and elegance of Argentina.