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1930 World Cup Ball
1930

T MODEL

1934 World Cup Ball
1934

FEDERALE 102

1938 World Cup Ball
1938

ALLEN

1950 World Cup Ball
1950

SUPERBALL DUPLO T

1954 World Cup Ball
1954

SWISS WORLD CHAMPION

1958 World Cup Ball
1958

TOP STAR

1962 World Cup Ball
1962

CRACK

1966 World Cup Ball
1966

CHALLENGE 4 STAR

1970 World Cup Ball
1970

TELSTAR

1974 World Cup Ball
1974

TELSTAR DURLAST

1978 World Cup Ball
1978

TANGO

1982 World Cup Ball
1982

TANGO ESPANA

1986 World Cup Ball
1986

AZTECA

1990 World Cup Ball
1990

ETRUSCO UNICO

1994 World Cup Ball
1994

QUESTRA

1998 World Cup Ball
1998

TRICOLORE

2002 World Cup Ball
2002

FEVERNOVA

2006 World Cup Ball
2006

TEAMGEIST

2010 World Cup Ball
2010

JABULANI

2014 World Cup Ball
2014

BRAZUCA

2018 World Cup Ball
2018

TELSTAR 18




THE WORLD CUP BALLS - IN DETAIL

1930 World Cup Ball -

1930 World Cup Ball

1934 World Cup Ball -

1934 World Cup Ball

1938 World Cup Ball -

1938 World Cup Ball



1950 World Cup Ball -

1950 World Cup Ball

1954 World Cup Ball -

1954 World Cup Ball

1958 World Cup Ball -

1958 World Cup Ball

1962 World Cup Ball -

1962 World Cup Ball

1966 World Cup Ball - Challenger Slazenger

1966 World Cup Ball

During the 1950s, ball manufacturers had started painting the leather white so that the ball could be seen easier against the green/brown pitches. They'd also painted orange balls so that they could be used and seen in snowy conditions. It's unclear why they adopted an orange ball for the 1966 World Cup tournament, but it's quite an iconic part of that tournament, especially with some of the controversy in the final. As Geoff Hurst became the first (and still, the only) player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final, no-one would have denied him the opportunity to claim the match-ball in honour of such a feat. However, someone did, as West German forward Helmut Haller claimed the ball and took it back to Germany! To be fair to Haller, 30 years later he returned it back to England, which was a nice touch.



1970 World Cup Ball - Telstar adidas

1970 World Cup Ball

Mexico 70 marked the start of the adidas era of designing and manufacturing the official World Cup football. The Telstar had been introduced at the 1968 European Championships, with the Elast model. The 1970 version was just called the Telstar. Based on the iconic 32-panel ball, with 12 black panels and 20 white panels, not only did the pattern look good, it also helped visibility on black and white TV broadcasts, and this was the first World Cup to be broadcast globally.

The name comes from the Telstar satellite, a number of which were launched in the early 1960s and had a similar appearance to the football with the solar panels dotted around.

1974 World Cup Ball - Telstar Durlast adidas

1974 World Cup Ball

adidas stuck with the Telstar for the West German tournament, but used the "Durlast" model, its polyurethane coating provided protection from damage and was also waterproof.

1978 World Cup Ball - Tango adidas

1978 World Cup Ball

1982 World Cup Ball -

1982 World Cup Ball

If it was possible to make the Tango from the 1978 World Cup look any better, then adidas somehow just managed it at EspaƱa '82

1986 World Cup Ball -

1986 World Cup Ball

1990 World Cup Ball -

1990 World Cup Ball

1994 World Cup Ball -

1994 World Cup Ball

1998 World Cup Ball -

1998 World Cup Ball

2002 World Cup Ball -

2002 World Cup Ball

2006 World Cup Ball -

2006 World Cup Ball

2010 World Cup Ball -

2010 World Cup Ball

2014 World Cup Ball -

2014 World Cup Ball

2018 World Cup Ball -

2018 World Cup Ball