adidas to supply match balls for UEFA club football competitions.
adidas and UEFA have announced an extension (until 2012) to their partnership for the UEFA Champions League and also an agreement for the newly created UEFA Europa League and UEFA Super up. For the first time, adidas will be supporting all official UEFA club football competitions.
For the competitions in the 2009/10 season, adidas, together with UEFA, has designed three match balls;
adidas Finale 9. The match ball for the UEFA Champions League until the final in Madrid on May 22nd, 2010
Europa League ball. All games of the UEFA Europa League – including the Final in Hamburg on May 12th, 2010.
UEFA Super Cup. In Monaco on August 28th, between FC Barcelona and FC Shakhtar Donetsk.
adidas and UEFA will also be developing the following initiatives:
– adidas will offer a UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League product range
– The UEFA Champions League match officials will sport a special kit featuring the UEFA starball design
– adidas will be on site in a different city before every match for the UEFA Europa League
adidas producing official match balls since 1970
adidas’ experience in football production is unequalled. adidas has been making footballs since 1963 and is now the world’s leading manufacturer, always at the cutting edge of technology.
adidas has supplied the official match balls to all major UEFA and FIFA tournaments since 1970, and since 2006 is also the Official Supplier of the match football for all UEFA Champions League games. The adidas Finale ball has been used for the UEFA Champions League Final since the 2000/2001 season.
Since 2008, adidas is also the Official Supplier of the match ball for the Africa Cup of Nations. Starting from the 2009/10 season, the UEFA Europa League will also be played with
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