Without which it is impossible to imagine football? That’s right, without the ball. It is about him that we will talk today. More precisely, we will talk indirectly about its development and highlight the top ten goals of the last 20 years, which to one degree or another influenced the development of modern football. Of course, in parallel, we will consider a photo of a soccer ball in order to visualize what we will be talking about in this review. So, let’s begin!
The first synthetic ball to replace the leather counterpart. This model was the official Premier League ball when it was launched in 1992.
This model is remembered for being the first ball in football history to be designed specifically for the 1999 Women’s World Cup. A special feature of this ball is its development, taking into account the characteristics of women’s football, as well as the female body. So, at least, its developers say.
Adidas 2008 power orange
With this model, the era of colored balls began on football fields around the world. It all started with Euro 2008, for which, in fact, this ball was developed. The bright design was chosen for a reason, since the football championship was held in Austria and Switzerland, so the designers were afraid that in bad weather the white balls would be hard to see. Since then, colorful designs have come into vogue, as evidenced by the soccer ball in the photo below.
Adidas wawa aba
One of the brightest and most colorful balls that the world saw until 2008, or rather before the final of the Nations Cup, which was held at that time in Ghana.
While Adidas took over the top soccer championships, Nike took on the domestic European championships, where the model became one of the first official balls in the leagues of Spain, Italy and England.
This model has changed the standard concept of ball construction. Instead of the usual 32 plates, Teamgeist used only 14 plates, which improved the aerodynamic properties of the ball.
It was with this ball that the tradition of tying them to some important game began. This model debuted with its stylish design at Euro 2004, when a separate series of balls was issued for each match with the names of the meeting teams, the city and stadium where the match took place and the dates of the sporting event.
Adidas Finale PowerOrange
If you look closely at the soccer ball in the photo, you can guess that the main feature of this ball is its ability to be used for playing in bad weather. This is evidenced by the bright colors, as well as the use of a special material that does not absorb moisture and allows you to control the ball even in heavy rain. It was first used in the Champions League final of the 07/08 season.
The record-breaking ball that received the most attention from the press and fans. The Jabulani was developed using a new, revolutionary technology that significantly improved the speed and aerodynamic performance of the ball, but made its flight unpredictable, which caused a lot of criticism. However, the ball and the technology of its production took root, the model itself was used at the 2010 World Cup, and a similar development method in an improved form is still used today.
As you may have noticed, looking at the soccer ball in the photo, in our TOP the Adidas balls, which have played in almost all the largest football competitions over the past 20 years, have always been in the lead. Today, the manufacturer continues to sponsor international football championships when it left the domestic championships to its natural opponent, Nike.