Official Euro 2024 ball - design, details and features of the Euro ball
The official European Championship 2024 ball is designed by Adidas. On this page you can read all about the design, details and characteristics of the European Championship ball. You can also view photos of the European Football Championship ball, and see the development of all European Championship balls over the years.
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Read all about FUSSBALLLIEBE, the ball of the European Championship 2024, designed with Adidas Connected Ball Technology and sustainable materials. Discover the colorful and energetic look that celebrates the love of football.
UEFA and Adidas unveiled FUSSBALLLIEBE as the official ball of the 2024 European Championship on Wednesday, November 15, 2023. The ball, which will be used during the final tournament, was presented during a special event in front of the Olympiastadion in Berlin.
Adidas Connected Ball Technology in the European Championship ball
For the first time, FUSSBALLLIEBE is introducing the Adidas Connected Ball Technology at the European Championships. This innovative technology provides unprecedented insight into every element of the ball's movement and aids the decision-making process of UEFA's video assistant referee.
The outer shell of the ball is supported by the CTR-CORE, designed for precision and consistency, allowing fast, accurate play with maximum shape and air support.
Ball design that reflects the energy of the game
The design of EK ball represents the movement of the ball and the energy of the game with striking black wing shapes accented with colorful edges, curves and dots.
The use of bold red, blue, green and orange celebrates both the vibrancy that the competing nations bring to the tournament and the sheer simplicity of football that receives so much love from fans around the world.
Illustrations of each stadium of the tournament appear on the ball, along with the name of each host city.
Sustainability of the European Championship ball
The Euro 2024 ball not only uses recycled polyester and water-based ink, but also more sustainable bio-based materials than any previous official Adidas match ball.
Each layer of the ball is modified to accommodate materials such as corn fiber, sugar cane, wood pulp and rubber.
Reactions from UEFA and Adidas
Zvonimir Boban, Technical Director and Head of Football at UEFA, stressed: "The European Football Championship stands as the pinnacle of national team competition in Europe, and we are committed to ensuring that every aspect, from the venues to the equipment, meets the highest standards of quality and performance. We are, as always, confident that the Euro 2024 ball from Adidas will be another step in our shared commitment to excellence."
Sam Handy, VP Product and Design, Adidas Football, added: "When designing this official match ball, we were inspired by the energy and diversity of the tournament and the love Europe has for football. With that in mind, we hope that ball will bring joy wherever it is kicked."
Feast of love for the ball
The unveiling of the European Championship ball marks the start of five days of activities at Berlin's Olympiastadion to celebrate the love of football, with special appearances from former EURO legends and current icons, freestyle battles and opportunities for fans to try their hand at the ball.
From the unveiling of the ball, Adidas will spread the joy of the new European Championship ball across the other nine host cities with a roadshow featuring pop-up football pitches and ball giveaways. Each host city will receive an additional 900 balls that will be donated locally to schools, football clubs and other initiatives.
Buy the European Championship ball for charity
The official match ball of the European Football Championship is available to purchase in Adidas stores, selected retailers and online, where 1% of net sales will be contributed to Common Goal.
Common Goal is a charity project created by streetfootballworld and Juan Mata to contribute to high-quality football charities worldwide that use sport as a tool to address social issues, and is a partner of the UEFA Foundation for Children.
All European Football Championship balls
All European Championship balls from 1984 tell the history of the tournament. View all EURO footballs of all years from the archive. The official European Championship balls are all designed by Adidas.
The balls from the years 1968 to 1984 were not specially developed for the European Championship, but were taken over from the World Championship. There is no information about the balls used in the 1960 and 1964 European Championships.
All European Championship balls of all years
Since 1968 there have been 14 balls for the European Football Championships. These are all European Championship balls in the history of the tournament.
Ball European Championship 1968
Name: Telstar Elast
The adidas Telstar was named after the Telstar communications satellite, which was roughly spherical and dotted with solar panels – somewhat similar in appearance to the football.
Ball European Championship 1972
Name: Telstar Durlast
The tournament ball in Belgium was a new incarnation of its predecessor four years earlier; the Telstar Durlast featured a new coating and upgraded technology which increased its resistance to water.
Ball European Championship 1976
Name: Telstar Durlast
Further lamination of this ball made it even more resistant to water intake.
Ball European Championship 1980
Name: Tango River Plate
The first of the new Tango designs used for a EURO. It had also been deployed at the 1978 FIFA World Cup and referenced the culture of the hosting nation, Argentina.
Ball European Championship 1984
Name: Tango Mundial
The first non-leather ball, featuring a new material and an enhanced layering system to augment its cushioning. This was the first official match ball to incorporate a bespoke EURO design for the tournament.
Ball European Championship 1988
Country: West Germany
Name: Tango Europa
An enhanced coating and seam sealing was added to protect the ball against water penetration.
Ball European Championship 1992
Name: Etrusco Unico
Also utilised at the 1990 World Cup in Italy and the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, this ball took its name and intricate design from Italy's ancient history and the art of the Etruscans. Three Etruscan lion heads adorn each of the 20 Tango triads.
Ball European Championship 1996
Name: Questra Europa
The first official EURO match ball featuring colour, this was a variant of the Questra used at the 1994 World Cup in the United States. The EURO '96 design came with lions and red roses, symbolic of hosts England.
Ball European Championship 2000
Name: Terrestra Silverstream
The title and design of this ball related to the waterways of host countries Belgium and the Netherlands. It marked a technological breakthrough for adidas, a new outer layer making the ball softer to the touch, easier to control and more accurate.
Ball European Championship 2004
The Portuguese word Roteiro translates as 'road map' or 'navigation chart' and referred to the discoveries made by Portuguese explorers – notably Vasco da Gama – in the 15th and 16th centuries. For the first time in a major tournament, every individual match ball was inscribed to display the names of the teams, the date, the stadium and the coordinates of the centre circle.
Ball European Championship 2008
Made up of 14 panels rather than the usual 32, the Europass boasted a special texture on its surface which was designed to provide goalkeepers and outfield players with even more grip. A silver Europass Gloria ball was deployed for the final.
Ball European Championship 2012
Name: Tango 12
Signalling the return of the Tango series of the 1980s, the EURO 2012 match-ball design included a coloured outline inspired by the flags of co-hosts Poland and Ukraine. Etched into the Tango design were three bespoke graphics celebrating the decorative art of paper cutting, a tradition in rural areas of both host countries.
Ball European Championship 2016
Name: Beau Jeu
Used for the EURO 2016 group stage, the Beau Jeu – which translates as 'beautiful game' – was blue, white and red in honour of hosts France's Tricolour flag. It also integrated silver highlights in reference to the European Championship trophy. A design variant of the Beau Jeu, the Fracas came into play for the knockout stages.
Ball European Championship 2020
Country: all of Europe
Uniforia was named after both the unity and the euphoria that top-level national-team competition can bring. EURO 2020 took place across 11 European countries and the Uniforia was designed to celebrate this inclusiveness. Its design showed bold, black brush-stroke style lines running across the ball, symbolising the blurring of boundaries and crossing of borders. These broad strokes were interspersed with flashes of bright light colours, representing the tournament's diversity and the coming together of different cultures.
Ball European Championship 2024
German for "love of football", FUSSBALLLIEBE features adidas Connected Ball Technology for the first time at a EURO, contributing to UEFA's video assistant refereeing decision-making process. The design represents the movement of the ball and the energy of the game, while the use of bold colours celebrates the vibrance that the competing nations bring. Illustrations of each of the tournament's stadiums appear on the ball alongside the name of each host city.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the ball
What is the official ball of Euro 2024?
FUSSBALLLIEBE is the official European Championship 2024 ball and is inspired by the love of football.
What is the Adidas Connected Ball Technology?
The Adidas Connected Ball Technology is a technology that accurately maps the movements of the ball.
Who designed the official ball of Euro 2024?
Adidas has designed the official ball of the European Championship 2024.
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