Nike Geo Merlin is the official La Liga ball for the 2000-2001 season. The turn of the century has been incredibly successful for Nike. These guys have signed long-term contracts with several of the largest European national championships. Nike also became the official partner of the UEFA Champions League in the same years. For all of these projects, Nike engineers and designers have provided the gorgeous Nike Geo Merlin. This artificial leather ball was designed with the help of physicists who were in charge of perfect aerodynamics. During the development of this ball, wind tunnel tests were used.
As a result, the football world got a great ball. It was a lightweight and at the same time very controllable football projectile. The pentagonal and hexagonal panels were joined by strong, secure seams. The ball was perfect for matches in rainy weather and did not change characteristics in heavy rain or sweltering heat.