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Football News > Nike Total 90 Tracer Ball - Premier League 10/11 Football

Unveiling the Nike Total 90 Tracer Football, the official Premier League ball for the 2010/11 season. Nike have been the official ball supplier to the Premier League for ten years, and in that time Nike have wowed us with some impressive ball technology, so check out the new football in full here on the SoccerBible!



It's been a long time in coming, especially as regular SoccerBible fans will have clocked glimpses of the Tracer ball in all of Nike's recent campaigns, from the new Manchester United kit to the infamous Write The Future South Africa commecial.



But the Nike T90 Tracer Football will not just be used in the English Premier League, as the Spanish Primera Division and Italian Serie A will also get to enjoy the Tracer during the 2010-11 season, replacing the Total 90 Ascente ball. With footballs in particular recieving a rough time of late (*cough* Jabulani *cough*), what can we expect from the Tracer?



For starters the design is very different to previous Nike footballs, with a depth-enhanced performance graphic to engage vision quickly, which basically means the ball catches your eye quicker to improve player reactions. The graphic is printed on a micro-textured surface which improves ball control and flight, utilising the same science applied to golf balls to equalise the airflow over the surface.



The geometric precision of the Nike Total 90 Tracer Football distributes pressure evenly, for an accurate and powerful strike no matter where the ball is hit. The construction of the Nike Tracer Ball incorporates compressed polyethylene layers which store energy from impact and release it at launch. Along with cross-linked Nitrogen-Expanded Foam Nike claim this ball will offer exceptional shape retention and durability!




Nike sets its own high quality standards for footballs bearing the swoosh, but are also overseen by FIFA's testing and certification program. A series of seven lab tests, ranging from circumfrence and roundness retention to water absorption and rebound attributes ensure balls carrying the FIFA approved mark are guaranteed for consistent performance.



With the ball officially released on 19th July 2010 and should cost around £85 GBP / $150 USD, you'll have plenty of time to practice you're Premier League football skills before the season kicks off in mid August.



We're sure some may think this is steep for essentially a fundamental piece of equipment needed to play the game. But remember the ball needs to be of the highest quality for the biggest leagues in the World - as it will be used by the best footballers in the world including Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Fernando Torres, Wayne Rooney, Xavi and Kaka and more.



But fear not, there will of course also be the customary take down versions available too for those not on a Premier League footballer's salary!

Only published comments... Jul 17 2010, 08:05 AM by Editor



AdiMoe said:

that ball is  a beauty love the colour way.

July 17, 2010 8:22 AM

afc8 said:

love it

July 17, 2010 8:35 AM

sooreyah7ST said:

Wicked looking ball.

July 17, 2010 9:02 AM

lskhai said:

i love this ball!

July 17, 2010 9:09 AM

joga_bonito said:

omg new technology everywhere, what comes next?

player supporting wrist bands to enhance the player's performance or what?!

July 17, 2010 9:27 AM

ShotStopper said:


July 17, 2010 9:31 AM

f50 said:

Wristbands already done ^

"Power Balance"! lol

July 17, 2010 9:47 AM

coolwat3r said:

Wicked ball, nice coulors... A true prem league ball

July 17, 2010 9:54 AM

J 0 E said:

 Why didn't FIFA choose nike to make the WC ball.

July 17, 2010 10:01 AM

Nidas said:

cause adidas is better

July 17, 2010 10:59 AM

Nidas said:

and nice ball

July 17, 2010 10:59 AM

the next stevie G said:

coool the elite version is better

July 17, 2010 11:16 AM

JG10 said:

Looks a wee bit retro but I love it

July 17, 2010 11:46 AM

Raulgonzalez said:

Sick but red looks better

July 17, 2010 12:55 PM

simplyfootball said:

Sick ball!

July 17, 2010 1:16 PM

Adidas_forever said:

Nice red one looks nicer though !

July 17, 2010 1:30 PM

Adidas_forever said:

Nice red one looks nicer though !

July 17, 2010 1:30 PM

Pred_Fan said:

realy cool!

July 17, 2010 1:46 PM

joni said:

nice ball,nike balls is the best .

July 17, 2010 2:04 PM

aji10 said:

have u even seen the serie A ball its pink!

July 17, 2010 2:05 PM

gkbenfica said:

adidas has a sponsorship deal with fifa and uefa they pay to have their balls used

July 17, 2010 2:07 PM

Psycha said:

BECAUSE FIFA has a contract with ADIDAS dor competitions like Wordl CUP and UEFA

July 17, 2010 2:07 PM

gkbenfica said:

adidas pays

July 17, 2010 2:09 PM

el_BatiPiibe_CR9 said:

sure better than jabulani all the way


July 17, 2010 2:46 PM

SkilletBoi said:

why on earth do they have to uprgade technology in footballs, a ball is a ball, remember the days when you could buy the exact ball used on the pitch for 20 quid???

July 17, 2010 2:48 PM

Noname133 said:

There are studies that Nike balls are just the same as the well known jabulani

July 17, 2010 3:48 PM

AE7 said:

Good Ball!

July 17, 2010 4:03 PM

Ham said:

First class

July 17, 2010 4:48 PM

cdowling12 said:

adidas hav a sonsirship deal wit fifa

July 17, 2010 4:59 PM

Rocknrolla7 said:

nice ball

July 17, 2010 5:46 PM

Arsenal-manc said:

can't wait to see this in action wonder if it swerves as much as jabulaini

July 17, 2010 6:05 PM

NP9 said:


July 17, 2010 6:24 PM

Edenderry Town CB1 said:

brilliant im defiantly getting it

July 17, 2010 7:00 PM

Jorge 11 said:

i love it its so badass

July 17, 2010 7:13 PM

Steven4vapor said:

Ima get that ball

July 17, 2010 7:31 PM

BiNjO said:

Nice i hope its not as bad as jabulani

July 17, 2010 8:22 PM

Tiki said:

nice, the white red one they use in the A-League is cooler though

July 17, 2010 8:50 PM

Manu4ever said:

Loving it!!

July 17, 2010 9:10 PM

Ryan-F50 said:


July 17, 2010 9:11 PM

I Messi I said:

God whats up with Nike everythings Elite soon you'll have Elite Socks, Or maybe Super Elite football boots that can make cake, aswell as do what they are ment to do proitect your feet, With Adidas I understand, Adizero, lighter for speed, Adipure, comfort but i really dont get the predator how are some lines going to help you kick a ball better its the player not the boots :)

July 17, 2010 10:58 PM

adipurist said:

Alrite I MESSI I. it's okay. calm down. cool ball though

July 17, 2010 11:19 PM

nakamura10 said:

i like all the tracer balls

July 18, 2010 12:32 AM

moriorixs said:

straight gona get that ball

July 18, 2010 1:55 AM

CR7Vapor77 said:

it looks really nice!

July 18, 2010 2:02 AM

AdidasForever said:

Looks good

July 18, 2010 3:04 AM

Roodi.SS said:

niiiiice =D

i've heard something about Nike's footballs being the official FIFA match balls in the 2014 world cup.. i'm not sure though :s

July 18, 2010 3:30 AM

O Jogo Belo said:


July 18, 2010 3:33 AM

Dempsey_8_23 said:

Last year's was better. Is that just me?

July 18, 2010 7:36 AM

jgerhard said:

@vapor77, don't be a bender

July 18, 2010 8:44 AM

manny14 said:

This is a real ball! I was at a number of WC games and can tell you that adidas and the jabulani ruined the WC. Did you see the look on Casillas' face when the ball bounced over his head in the final!

July 18, 2010 10:33 AM

MCKER11 said:

i love it! can't wait to see top footballers strutting there stuff with this beauty!

July 18, 2010 1:23 PM

kilmarnock fc said:

another fancy ball not needed

July 18, 2010 5:18 PM

thecrazyduck91 said:

love it! nike the besttttt. adidas suck with their jabulani´s

July 18, 2010 5:32 PM

jazzovani said:

nice ball

July 18, 2010 5:44 PM

FulhamFTW said:

Nike is smart. Repaint something you already put out, and sell it for a jacked up price. How is this ball any different from the Ascente? While the Jabulani wasn't received too well, at least it was different from previous models.

July 18, 2010 11:24 PM

jc13 said:

@FulhamFTW, i agree. too expensive for a ball. it's convincing us that unless wer not a professional player, we will never get to play with a ball like dat. therefore, kids with rich parents can bag their rents to spend more cash on nike

July 19, 2010 12:45 AM

jc13 said:

cough jabulani cough my *** it was a beautiful ball. id rather c beautiful goals then *** accuracy tap ins. jabulani made van bronkhorst's wondergoal made possible

July 19, 2010 12:47 AM

pcm19 said:

amazin ball


July 19, 2010 1:50 AM

unomaas said:

FIFA doesnt certification is whatever, they just want the millions of dollars for the seal on the ball....  You can tell by the world cup ball this year. POS!

July 19, 2010 9:44 AM

MCKER11 said:

everyone who is going to get this i would seriously reccomend the Nike RED T90 Ascente Limited Edition Ball it is exactly the same price now so there can be no complaints about the price anymore. and all the money goes to SAVE LIVES! just think about the children who go out on the streets in bare foot to play football with a couple of plastic bags tied together with string, and your going to buy an £85 ball that just looks slightly different to one that can SAVE LIVES. i dont reccomend i demand you think about how lucky you are and how gooder life you have compared to some children. then if you have a heart you will make the right decision and buy the limited edition nike (RED) football.

July 19, 2010 4:46 PM

Ulfinator said:


July 19, 2010 5:10 PM

The truth said:

binjo, please explain what was wrong with the Jabulani? Have you even played a match with it?  Funny how people complain abt the ball, its this its that. How long did the players have that ball b4 the WC even started, mmmm almost a year. Also I played with that ball many times and it is brilliant, easy to kick and goes where u want it to go. So check the product and come back to us.

July 20, 2010 11:41 AM



July 20, 2010 1:40 PM

4SUMMERS4 said:

nice ball cant wait to see it in the prem and maybe have a go of it

July 20, 2010 6:27 PM

Callum Richards said:

any idea what the winter version will look like

August 31, 2010 10:25 PM

100preChivas said:

i like all of the tracer balls they are sick

November 19, 2010 10:55 PM

Gunners_Llamas_Chamakh said:

i bought the ball and it sucks!

November 25, 2010 4:55 AM

Gunners_Llamas_Chamakh said:

can't they just have normal footballs. Not one with all this crazy technology that dosent even do anything. Then they sell it for a totally incorrect price which is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too expensive. God Nike.

November 25, 2010 4:58 AM
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