According to many professional coaches and top players, it is the best ball in the world. Derbystar. The official match ball of the Bundesliga, the Dutch Eredivisie, the First, Second and Third Division. Market leader in amateur football. The balls are characterized by four crucial features that are hidden behind the design. They determine the unique quality of each Derbystar ball.
Since 1963 every football has been made with care. The careful way of stitching, completely by hand, guarantees the durable quality of the Derbystar ball. The stable playing characteristics are created by the optimum ratio between the outer layer of synthetic PU material and the balanced inner ball. The perfect playing characteristics are optimally maintained at all temperatures.
The starting point of Derbystar is to deliver the best football for every match, in order to create the best matches. Because: without a ball, no game. The ball plays a crucial role in every game. All eyes are focused on the ball. At the same time, the ball must be invisible, as it were. The perfect ball draws all attention to the players, the balcony artists, and enables them to shine.
Since the 2018/2019 season, Derbystar is the official game ball of the Bundesliga and the 2nd Bundesliga (again). The collaboration has been established for four seasons. Jörg Daubitzer (managing director DFL SE) said the following about the choice for Derbystar: "With Derbystar we have chosen a ball with a long tradition, a specialist who stands for the highest quality." This second season the Bundesliga clubs play with a new design: true to the black/white basis, but with the addition of surprising elements. The design with the interwoven lines symbolizes the interaction between players and fans. The clear silver in combination with the black elements emphasizes the speed and dynamics of the ball. The stripes form straight lines to indicate the stable flight characteristics of the Derbystar ball.
For more than 12 years, namely since 2006, Derbystar is the official competition ball of the Dutch Eredivisie. The contract was recently renewed for the third time in a row. In 15 league stadiums is played with the official match ball of Derbystar. which is a unique version of the Derbystar Brilliant APS every season. A beautiful business card for the brand, which comes every season in collaboration with the Eredivisie with a spectacular new design. Alex Tielbeke, director of Eredivisie: "For many years we have had a very good partner with Derbystar regarding the official Eredivisie ball. The Derbystar ball is known for its perfect properties and is always well judged by the players. We have seen countless goals and actions over the years and are looking forward to the coming seasons."
Derbystar has been the official competition ball of the Dutch First Division since 2004. The match ball of the Dutch First Division is also a unique version of the Derbystar Brilliant APS every season. The design comes every year from the intensive collaboration between the Deventrade Group and the Cooperative First Division. A collaboration that has been successful for many years, with every season new creative sessions to come to an innovative design. The design is determined in consultation, but each ball has a luxurious upper made of durable, water-repellent PU material, for an unrivaled ball feel. Made from snake leather look, which gives an exclusive look.
Apart from playing football for pros, the Derbystar collection contains many competition and training balls for amateurs. A special feature is, for example, the offer for young people, which in terms of size and weight is exactly aligned with the current guidelines of the KNVB. Derbystar offers a Light and a Super Light collection, in various sizes, which are recommended by age group for youth players. Another interesting ball within the assortment is the Adaptaball. This is a revolutionary football that constantly challenges and stimulates the player. The ball has been specially designed to mimic the behavior of a football on natural grass on artificial grass. A counterweight causes a slight deviation in the ball behavior. The Adaptaball has been scientifically developed by ASM and tested at TU Delft.
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