Puma and the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) have today revealed the official match ball for the remainder of the Ligue 1 season – and it’s pink!

Pink Puma - Match Ball of Ligue 1 for 2012

Given all the media focus on top-level footballs, most brands play it safe when it comes to ball design (with the exception of adidas’ Africa Cup of Nations range, of course), but thankfully Puma and the French Ligue 1 are brightening up their winter games with a hi-vis Pink match ball.

To be introduced when France’s top flight returns from it’s seasonal break on January 14th, the Pink Puma match ball will be in use until the end of the season.

Pink Ligue 1 2012 Match Ball from Puma

Said in a joint statement from Puma and the LFP to bring ‘Freshness and Innovation’ to the pitches of France in 2012, the match ball is based on the ‘exceptional’ PowerCat 1.10 ball Puma released just under two years ago.

Puma’s Ligue 1 match ball of the previous six months has employed some pink detailing, but is nowhere near as eye-catching as this stunning sphere.

Pink Ligue 1 Match Ball from Puma Football

2011’s Match Ball has been exceptionally well-received

French sports fans have shown an affinity for the typically-feminine hue, as even Rubgy teams like Stade Français have developed a cult following thanks to their outrageous kit designs.

Could you imagine the English Premier league being played with a pink footy?

Let us know in the comments!

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  1. says: LG

    This thing is ugly!!! Why is there soo much pink and purple in men’s soccer? It makes no sense. Keep it traditional. Only half of the ball is high-vis. But hey its the French. 

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