Adidas Finale Istanbul 21 is the official ball of the 2020/2021 Champions League final.This ball has a very unusual design, doesn’t it? Indeed, it looks like a motley silver ball. And there is a reason for that. Adidas Finale Istanbul 21 is dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the cooperation between Adidas and the UEFA Champions League. This is true – the world saw the first ever Adidas ball in the Champions League exactly 20 years ago.
Therefore, on each panel of this ball, we can see the patterns that were located on the balls from previous seasons. Of course, this does not apply to panels – stars. Since 2018, Adidas designers have been creating balls with stars without a pattern, combined with a bright background. In addition to the striking elements from previous seasons’ balls, this ball also features orange stripes. Each strip contains the names of the host cities and dates for the Champions League finals.