Today we will be looking at 5 most expensive Soccer balls that are of course playable, but why an expensive one?
Expensive soccer balls have some good characteristics than Cheap soccer balls. As they do have higher durability, low water uptake, better touch. Which can all remain the same despite the days, weeks or months it has been used for.
The main difference between the cheap and expensive soccer ball is obviously the raw-material being used in production. Companies use high-quality materials in the production of an expensive soccer ball. And all premium match soccer ball needs to be certified by FIFA itself.
I will be showing you 5 of the most usable expensive soccer balls in which their price ranges from $90 to $130, in this very article.
The first on the list will be:
5. Adidas World Cup Official Match Ball
Due to its popularity among football fans, we know its outer part is made with 83% of TPU and 17% of Polyester high-quality materials. Which makes the ball controlling and the pass accuracy very smooth and very easy to do with this ball. Its bladder which is made from latex provides one of the best air retentions, which will keep the ball in its original shape for a long period of time.
Being one of the most expensive soccer balls and the highest-rated Official Match ball, it is priced at $99.99. An NFC chip is placed in this Adidas soccer ball in order to monitor every step through a smartphone. And just like the Nike Premier League Ordem 4 Football Soccer Ball, Adidas World Cup Official Match Ball is also available in just one size (Size 5).
4. Adidas Finale Cardiff Ball
As the name implies Adidas Finale Cardiff Ball was famously used to play the 2017 UEFA Champions League final match in Wales which Real Madrid won. This particular soccer is priced the same as the Adidas World Cup Official Match Ball, is new and unused of course.
Made with high-quality TPU materials, the Adidas Finale Cardiff Ball boasts of durability and an excellent bladder that can hold the air inside for a very long period of time without losing its shape. Plus, it offers impressive ball touch and quick ball control. Being carefully designed the ball carries the official UEFA logo.
It is also priced at the same price as the Adidas World Cup Official Match Ball at $99.99 and only available in size 5 plus it has been certified by FIFA itself too.
3. Adidas Performance Euro 16 Official Match Soccer Ball
Adidas Performance Euro 16 official Match Soccer Ball was used during the European Championship Tournament in 2016 by several European countries. It is thermally bonded with a seamless technology with high-quality materials used in the production. Its bladder is also very well made so it won’t be losing shape anytime soon.
FIFA approved the Adidas ball to the highest rating having passed every single test essential for it to be certified. It is very well designed and structured; every football fan will love this Adidas ball all thanks to its beauty. It is priced $109.99 and only available in size 5 ranks second in the most expensive soccer balls.
2. Adidas Soccer Confederations Cup Official Match Ball
Adidas Soccer Confederations Cup Official Match Ball, was used in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup games. With its elegant and beautiful design, it is priced at $130. It is made with high-quality polyester and thermally bonded seamless surface technology. The Adidas ball strong ball will further ensure the air stays in the ball without losing shape for a very long time.
But of course, there would be no chance this ball would be used in the FIFA Confederation tournament without being certified by FIFA itself. The Adidas ball is available in only size 5.
- Premier League Tunnel Vision Merlin
Ladies and gentlemen, I present you the most expensive soccer ball in history yet, The NIKE MERLIN!. On the day of the launch of this Nike soccer ball, we learnt that this soccer ball was made mainly for 2019/20 Premier League campaign.
Speaking on the day of the launch, Nike GM of Global Equipment, Kieran Ronan, said: “We wanted to design a ball that specifically illustrated the traits of Premier League football. A ball that felt hyper-technical and precise in nature, but also inspired by this English culture of living and breathing Premier League football.”
With its price tag ranging from $130 – $160, the Nike Merlin comes with an impressive quality with an upgraded feature compared to its predecessor. The most expensive soccer ball comes with the famous Nike Aerowtrack, which helps the ball moves smoothly, the Urban Grip, which is said to be an updated version of the All Conditions Control technology. It also comes with a 3-D printed texture which gives an optimal touch in all conditions.
Here in this review, you should now have the main idea about what to look out for when going to buy a Premium match Soccer ball. You can also check out our Best Goalkeeper Gloves 2019, for another interesting review.
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