10 Years – Un ballon pour la France

10 Years –
Un ballon pour la France

10 years of ball partnership, 10 years of joint successes, 10 years of French league.

For the 10th and last time, uhlsport provided the match ball for the 1st and 2nd French Leagues in the 21/22 season. We look back with great satisfaction on a valuable partnership.

10 Seasons TRIOMPHÉO

Exactly 10 years ago, the starting signal was given for the cooperation between the French League Association and uhlsport. The Ligue 2 thus played with the “Triomphéo” match ball developed by uhlsport from the 12/13 season onwards.

5 Seasons ELYSIA

Five years later, with the 17/18 season, uhlsport also introduced the “Elysia” match ball, which was specially developed for Ligue 1.

In the following seasons, top teams like Paris St. Germain and OSC Lille shot themselves to the championship with “Elysia”. World-class players such as Lionel Messi, Neymar, Depay and Cavani, as well as many young players who had their breakthrough in the 1st French league, such as Mbappé, Tchouameni and Champions League winner 2022 Edouardo Camavinga, delivered exciting games with the equipment provided by uhlsport.

In addition to the multitude of outfield players not to forget the top goalkeepers like Mandanda (Olympique de Marseille), Lopes (Lyon), Maignan (Lille), Mendy (Rennes) and Areola (Paris), who stood out with very good performance and found their way into international career via Ligue 1.

Apart from the many individual performances, there have also always been gripping and contested matches in the five years of Ligue 1, which have often ended on a high score. For example, the spectacular 4-4 draw between Angers and Paris SG in 2020 or the thrilling 3-2 draw between Lille and Lyon in 2021, to name two matches that have not lacked drama and goals.

The match balls developed by uhlsport have always been distinguished by their unique design, specially created for the French leagues. Technically, uhlsport relies on a special 24-panel construction with Thermobounding technology for “Elysia”. “Triomphéo”, on the other hand, is based on a 22-panel construction with Synergy G2 technology.

However, both balls convince with perfect playing characteristics, optimal ball control, outstanding roundness as well as high-speed flight characteristics.

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