As the world cup ends, everybody’s attention turns back towards the League season. With the performance of the match balls a hot topic, we thought we’d unveil the new balls to be used throughout the 2010-11 season.
Nike have revealed the new match ball for the 2010/2011 season which will be used across the top leagues in Europe like English Premier League, Spanish La Liga and the Italian Serie A. These balls will be used from 1st July, 2010 to 30th June, 2011 and it will be available for purchase as soon as it becomes available. Nike says, the geometric precision of this ball allows for even distribution of pressure – an accurate and powerful strike, no matter where the ball is hit. Enhanced performance graphics are designed to engage the players’ vision quickly. Compressed polyethylene-layer stores energy from impact and releases it at polyester support fabric which in turn enhances stability.
T90 Tracer for Barclays Premier League season 10/11:
T90 Tracer for Spanish La Liga season 10/11:
T90 Tracer for Italian Serie A season 10/11:
But this isn’t that big an issue. We all trust Nike’s footballs after their performances in the 3 big leagues for many years. The real talking point is the performance of adidas balls. Their new ball for Champions League season 10/11 is Finale 11.
The adidas Finale 11 Football uses a PSC texture for better power, swerve and control. This surface structure allows players to control and direct the ball better in all weather conditions, along with providing optimum grip between the ball and boot. The Finale 11 is constructed from 14 panels using “revolutionary Thermal Bonding Technology” which removes the need for seams and stitching – great for prolonging the life of your football.
Balls to be used in other big Leagues and competitions are:
adidas Torfabrik for the German Bundesliga
The design is centered around the official Bundesliga colours of white and red and will also feature a copy of the official league logo. The ball, which will be used for the first time on 7th August when FC Bayern München come up against FC Schalke 04 in the Supercup, has been christened “Torfabrik” (“Goal Material”).
Mitre Tensile for Scottish Premier League
The Mitre Tensile match ball is the first of its kind and will be used in all Football League and Scottish Premier League (SPL) matches from the beginning of the 2010/11 season. This is the new 10 panel Mitre Tensile football, made with an aerodynamic outer to ensure high performance use in all conditions and has over 30% less stitching. Hand stitched, the Tensile Mitre football ball comes designed from a Clarino micro fibre material, featuring cincap lining for outstanding balance, grip and control in the most demanding conditions.
Jabulani for MLS
And even after all the cotroversy regarding the Jabulani ball, Major League Soccer have decided to use it for their 10/11 season. Poor little David Beckham, try scoring a goal from half-line with this ball David !!!