DERBYSTAR has unveiled the official match ball for the 2021/22 Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 season.
The new ‘Bundesliga Brillant APS’ will be used in a competitive match for the first time on 23 July when Bundesliga 2 kicks off the new campaign.
DERBYSTAR has opted to continue with a design that features two striking colours – this time dark blue and orange. The material is identical to that of the previous model.
DERBYSTAR has been the official match ball of the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 since the 2018/19 season. The cooperation between the DFL and the internationally recognised traditional brand was recently extended until 2026.
DERBYSTAR, which belongs to the SELECT Sport Group, was already represented in the German top flight in the 1970s – initially thanks to numerous partnerships with clubs – before DERBYSTAR balls were used for all 306 Bundesliga matches in the 1979/80 season.