Nike Geo Merlin Vapor is the official Premier League ball for the 2002-2003 and 2003-2004 seasons. Technologically, this ball does not differ from the previous model Nike Geo Merlin. All differences are related to design, more precisely, in the color of the four-leaf pattern and background. The golden-blue color scheme was replaced by light brown tones. The white background was also replaced with a light background with a small crown pattern inside a small circle.
In general, we can note that in the early 2000s, Nike failed to gain a foothold in the Champions League, losing the competition to the Adidas balls. However, the managers of the American manufacturer made an excellent strategic move, conquering several niches at once in the top European and South American national championships. As a result, we see the total dominance of Nike balls in several national championships, which continues to this day.