UEFA and adidas unveil Champions League anniversary ball

15 Feb 2021

By: Sport Industry Group

UEFA and adidas have unveiled a special anniversary edition of the UEFA Champions League official match ball, which will be used for the remaining knockout fixtures in the competition.

The Champions League resumes this week, and matches will be played with the Finale Istanbul 21 ball, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of the competition’s ‘starball’ design, first introduced in 2001.

The Finale Istanbul 21 features every design from 20 previous UEFA Champions League finals, weaving past and present together into the new ball. 

Slim red banners detail each year and final host city, while the thermally bonded star panels provide a seamless surface for an improved first touch.