New Official Match Ball seen on-pitch for the first time on 13th September 2016
adidas has today revealed the Official Match Ball for the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League group stages. The ball, which will help decide the winners of the biggest prize in club football, has a striking new design featuring comments from adidas players on what winning means to them.
The hand written messages come from some of the game’s best players, including the likes of Mesut Ozil, Toni Kroos, James Rodriguez and Gareth Bale all saying how they win their way. “Play your life, I play mine”, says Ozil, with Toni Kroos contributing “controlling the game is everything”. James Rodriguez says “la creatividad gana”, meaning “creativity wins” whereas Bale says “being faster than a bullet”.
The ball features white panels surrounded by green stars and is based on the design of the UEFA Champions League logo. The star panels contain an outer coating texture, consistent across all adidas UEFA Champions League Official Match Balls, to provide a seamless surface for optimal grip in varied conditions.
The Official Match Ball will be used in the adidas Gamedayplus series which returns for the new UEFA Champions League season. adidas Gamedayplus is hosted on adidas Football’s YouTube channel, featuring exclusive interviews, products and segments from the world’s best players and clubs.
The ball will be used on-pitch from 13th September 2016 up until 7th December 2016 and is available for purchase in selected adidas retail outlets, associated stockists and via http://www.adidas.com/football.
Today adidas launched the FC Bayern Munich third kit for the 2016/17 season, paying tribute to the club’s Bavarian roots as they aim for more Bundesliga and UEFA Champions League glory in the forthcoming campaign.
The new third kit is white with silver accents, in a nod to the club’s European success, and is completed with a burgundy collar. The adidas three stripes have been moved from the shoulder to the side panels and the sleeves feature a subtle diamond pattern. The diamond pattern is echoed in the centre of the club’s crest and is a replication of the same pattern which appears on the flag of Bavaria, to showcase the club’s regional heritage.
The shirt also features the Bayern Munich motto “Mia san mia,” which translates as “We are who we are,” on the inside of the shirt’s collar.
The new kit is now available in the FC Bayern Munich online store, the adidas online shop (www.adidas.com/soccer) as well as in all FCB-Fan-Shops and in further retail.
adidas Gamedayplus launches its latest episode of GD+ with visits to the San Siro and Munich as current Italian champions Juventus and German champions FC Bayern Munich prepare for their eagerly anticipated UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg tie.
The episode starts with a visit to the San Siro, meeting up with Alvaro Morata and Juan Cuadrado to play some FIFA and hear their thoughts around their upcoming game against FC Bayern Munich. The boys discuss: how to take a penalty against Manuel Neuer, being clinical with their chances and the importance and pressures around the game.
As the episode moves into the second half we see GD+ take a helicopter ride with David Alaba, showing great views of the Allianz Arena and training grounds. David speaks around his special feelings of playing at the Allianz for the first time and the importance of his youth football adjacent to the stadium.
Kits to be officially revealed during this evening’s adidas #BETHEDIFFERENCE World Final event in Marseille
Adidas is set to officially reveal the third kits for six of the leading dynasties in European football: Manchester United, Real Madrid, FC Bayern Munich, Chelsea FC, Juventus and AC Milan at the #BETHEDIFFERENCE World Final in Marseille.
The six European giants will each bring two of their top players to reveal their new ‘spark in the night’ third kits. All the kits incorporate unique references to the heritage, fans and cities of these great clubs, who between them have won an incredible 28 UEFA Champions League trophies.
ADIDAS TO OFFICIALLY UNVEIL UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE BALL
adidas is set to officially unveil tomorrow the Finale 15, Official Match Ball of the UEFA Champions League 2015/16, during the brand’s #BETHEDIFFERENCE World Finals in Marseille.
The ball, which will be used throughout the Group Stages of this season’s UEFA Champions League – the world´s most prestigious club competition – and which has already been in play at the preliminary qualifying playoff rounds, is poised to be one of the highlights at adidas’ unique celebration of football in Marseille, which will see European powerhouses Manchester United, Real Madrid, AC Milan, Bayern Munich, Chelsea FC and Juventus being brought together for the first time for a tournament like no other.
The adidas Finale 15 continues to boast the traditional and world famous star panel design but with a twist – it features a reinterpretation of the elements contained on the city crest of Milan – the location for this year’s UEFA Champions League Final. The stars of the predominantly white ball come in striking tones of blue which carry a distinctive snake skin element. In addition these also feature design references to the colours of the EXPO – a Universal Exposition to be held in Milan this year.
#BETHEDIFFERENCE World Final event unites UEFA Champions League giants
Next Thursday, 27th August, the world’s biggest football clubs will descend on Marseille, France, as the city becomes the venue for an epic football event. For the first time, six leading dynasties of European football: Manchester United, Real Madrid, AC Milan, Bayern Munich, Chelsea FC and Juventus will come together for a tournament like no other.
The clubs, who between them have won 28 UEFA Champions League trophies, will each bring two of their top players to judge in the World Final of adidas’ global #BETHEDIFFERENCE 2 v 2 event. Kicking off at adidas Football’s urban football venue, The Base Berlin, in June, Mesut Ozil, Ander Herrera and Zinedine Zidane began the search for the best “playmakers” and “gamechangers.” Since then local #BETHEDIFFERENCE tournaments have sprung up in over 30 cities around the globe – New York, London, Paris, Shanghai, Tokyo, LA, Hong Kong and many more – taking the X & ACE football revolution to kids everywhere.
With the Marseille event taking place on the same day as this year’s UEFA Champions League 2015/16 group stage draw, the event will officially showcase the adidas third kits for each of the six clubs, and unveil the new adidas Finale 2015 UEFA Champions League Official Match Ball, to be used in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League 2015/16. More details surrounding the event will be released next week as the excitement draws closer.
This weekend the footballing world descends on Berlin to crown the new kings of Europe. The UEFA Champions League Final is the ultimate stage for Europe’s footballers but this year’s Final will be unlike any other.
Football has changed. The adidas football revolution has shifted the way the game is understood and has identified that today only two types of player exist. For the players that cause chaos, adidas has developed the new X15 boot. For the players that control the game, the ACE15.
Some of the best players in the world including Luis Suarez and Fernando Llorente will wear the X15 and ACE15 for the first time at the UEFA Champions League Final in Berlin on 6th June.
This weekend, the football revolution descends upon the Olympiastadion in Berlin.
The Adidas PrimeKnit 2.0 will debut during this weeks UEFA Champions League fixtures!
By the following superstars!
Fabio Henrique Tavare
Fabio Henrique Tavare (Monaco), Fernando Torres (A. Madrid), Luis Suarez (Barca), Alvaro Morata (Juve), Ezequiel Lavezzi (PSG), Lucas Moura (PSG), James Rodriguez (R. Madrid) and Juan Bernat (FCB) are all poised to wear the ground-breaking boot in possibily their biggest game of the season!
There’s no question the players seem to like the boot and with all the talk of the “Best Fitting Boot” flying around, you can’t argue with the best players in the world!
Tune in and spot your favourite player wearing the Adidas PrimeKnit 2.0.