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PUMA Launch The EFL 21/22 Match Ball

Marking the brand’s representation in another league, PUMA launch the official 21/22 EFL match ball, which will be used in all EFL competitions, including the Sky Bet Championship, League One, League Two, Carabao Cup and Papa John’s Trophy.

In esteemed company alongside La Liga, the EFL have signed a long-term partnership with PUMA that’s set to commence at the beginning of the 21/22 season. The deal will see PUMA taking the reigns from Mitre to produce the official match ball for all EFL competitions.

The EFL ball, which incorporates the latest technology developed by PUMA, is designed to complement the variety of styles on show across the EFL, with the traditional white football featuring the colours of the EFL logo alongside custom acceleration graphics to showcase the explosive speed of the ball when moving. For poor visibility conditions, a high-vis fluorescent yellow version has been produced. There are also specially designed balls in competition colours for the Carabao Cup and Papa John’s Trophy.  

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Ben Hughes, General Manager of PUMA UKI said: “We are delighted to be partnering with the English Football League. Brands always talk about telling stories but there’s no greater story-telling than the drama that unfolds at EFL grounds across England and Wales.

"Whether it’s one of the League’s showpiece cup finals or a midweek match in November, the EFL inspires fans to dream and communities to unite. With 1,891 games next season, we can’t wait to play our part with product expertise and innovation that makes PUMA one of the world’s most trusted sports brands!”

EFL Chief Commercial Officer, Ben Wright, added: “We’re extremely pleased to be partnering with PUMA as our new match ball supplier. As a well-established global brand, we’re excited to see this new product used across all EFL competitions during 2021/22 and in future seasons. PUMA not only partners with Leagues, clubs and players, but further drives the game forward with its impressive grassroots and community work.

"After nearly 18 months of football being played behind closed doors, we’re hopeful that spectator numbers in stands will return to pre-pandemic levels for the start of next season and that fans will be able to see the new ball being used in person.”

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Pick up the PUMA EFL 21/22 match ball at

Daniel Jones

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