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Official Premier League Summer And Winter Match Balls From 2015/2016 To 2020/2021 Seasons.

The English Premier League has unveiled the official match ball to be used for the 2021/2022 campaign which is scheduled to kick-off on the 14th of August 2021.

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Nike has been the official maker of the Premier League match ball since the 2000/2001 season when it took over from Ultimax.

The new ball christened the 'Nike Flight', is the second in the Nike Flight series, which was introduced in the 2020/2021 season.

The new design of the match ball, according to the press release, represents the excitement and the connection of the Premier League in the world.

Facts About Premier League Balls

An interesting fact about the Premier League that most fans do not know, is that the official match ball of a season comes in two designs, one for summer and the other for winter.

The summer ball is the first to be unveiled at the beginning of the season while the winter ball - which normally has an orange/yellow colour - is introduced when winter starts.

The reason for the practice is to increase the visibility of the ball under the dark winter clouds.

Premier League Match Balls From 2015/2016 To 2020/2021 Seasons.

Over the years, the Premier League has used various designs of match balls for different seasons, but for the sake of this article, we are going to look at the ones used from 2015/2016 to 2020/2021 seasons.

EPL 2015/2016

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The 2015/2016 official Premier League match ball was named the 'Nike Ordem 3'.

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It came in two colours, the orange/yellow which was used in the winter and the white/pink which was used in the summer.


EPL 2016/2017

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The Nike Ordem 4 is the second in the series of the Ordem series of match balls used in the 2016/2017 season.

Like its predecessor, it came in two colours, one for the summer and the other for the winter.

The summer ball has a combination of several colours - white, green, blue, black and purple

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The winter ball maintains the traditional orange/yellow colour, with the Nike logo being dark-blue.

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EPL 2017/2018

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Nike continued with its Ordem series in the 2017/2018 season, calling it 'the Nike Ordem 5'.


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The winter match ball followed the traditional pattern of the orange/yellow colour of its predecessors.


EPL 2018/2019

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The 2018/2019 season saw the introduction of the 'Nike Merlin' match ball.

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The new ball has an integrated All Conditions Control (ACC) technology, which ensures optimal touch and control in all weather and pitch conditions.


EPL 2019/2020

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The Merlin match ball used in the 2019/2020 season was exclusively made for the Premier League to mark the 20th anniversary of Nike's partnership with the League.

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Nike introduced a change in the normal practice of making two match balls for the season by making three, with one to be used in the latter part of the season.


EPL 2020/2021

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The 2020/2021 season saw the new practice of three types of match balls continue, with the making of the first series of the 'Nike Flight'.

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The yellow coloured ball was used for the winter and the white with red marks for the summer.

The white and blue ball was used in the latter months of the season, which Nike says represents the intensity of the final stages of the league.

College Photo of Some of The Balls used in the League

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