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Nike Reveal The 22/23 Premier League Official Match Ball

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Premier League, Nike unveil the official match ball for the 22/23 season, which brings back some retro stylings in honour of the occasion.

Doesn’t seem like five minutes since Manchester City sealed their sixth Premier League title on the final day of the 21/22 season, and yet here we are, already looking forward to the new season with the unveiling of the new match ball from Nike, which arrives on the same day that the fixtures for the new season are released. So, set to kick off a third straight season with the Nike Flight match ball model, the 22/23 edition sees an aesthetic update that nods to the 30th anniversary of the commencement of the Premier League, way back in 1992. 

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To do this Nike replace the organic design of the 21/22 ball with some graphics lifted straight from the 90s, taking the  including the 'NIKE' wording, written in the brand's classic font. Oversized 'X' graphics dominate the white base, no doubt incorporated to increase visibility on the pitch. A closer inspection then reveals the Premier League's crown symbol, repeated over and over with the number 30 inside.

Tech-wise it's as you were, so it still boasts AerowSculpt technology as its primary technology, which promotes air movement around the ball rather than gripping its surface, reducing wobble for a more predictable and consistent flight. It also gives the ball the unique look that it has. In addition, the Flight ball also repurposes Nike All Conditions Control (ACC) 3D ink, using the 3D ink layout to strategically print “micro flaps” along Nike AerowSculpt. So there you have it. Expect this one to be rippling nets from the weekend of August 6th.

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Pick up the Nike 22/23 Premier League Match Ball from 15 July at

Daniel Jones

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