Historical World Cup Ball Set (1970-2010) by adidas
Celebrate the history of the World Cup through this unique historical ball set. As the official supplier of match balls since 1970, adidas has designed an iconic World Cup ball for each tournament to honor the host nation. Create a freeze-frame of the progression of the symbol of the world’s most popular game with the adidas Historical World Cup ball set. Get your official ball set now at soccerloco and put it on display to honor the sport you love so much.
Each ball in the set is built just like the one from the tournament it represents and features the same aesthetic. The Telstar ball used in the 1970 World Cup was the first to feature the 32-panel design with black and white panels that has become the traditional symbol for the sport. Minor variations over the next few tournaments distinguish the balls from each year, which stuck closely to a design that performed well time and time again. In 1998, for the games in France, adidas created the first official ball with color when they introduced the Tricolore which used glass print technology to make the visual element last even under vigorous use. The next big design change came during the 2006 World Cup in Berlin, when 14 panels of differing shapes were used which gave players consistent performance every time they contacted the ball. The Jabulani ball used in South Africa in 2010 featured another big leap forward in performance when adidas put microgrooves at various points on the ball to improve control on the ground and a straighter trajectory through the air. Each ball has a story all its own, as each tournament is just as exciting as the last and every ball is a quality piece of equipment designed by masters of the craft. Shop soccerloco to get your Historical World Cup ball set by adidas so you can showcase the story of the World Cup match ball in your home.
- 11 balls built like the original match balls
- Vibrant colors and details commemorating the events
- Excellent display of the history of the sport