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). 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." The new Bundesliga Brillant APS for the 22/23 season also stands for this quality. Each stadium has its own dynamic, which is also created by the supporters, their colors, and their passion. This ball is a tribute to the supporters. The striking design uses multiple colors to represent the diversity of the clubs in the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga while also highlighting the diversity of the supporters. The silhouettes of supporters with scarves and flags represent the passion with which supporters fill the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga stadiums week after week.
For more than sixteen years, namely since 2006, Derbystar is the official competition ball of the Dutch Eredivisie. In sixteen league stadiums is played with the official match ball of Derbystar. which is a unique version of the Derbystar Brillant APS every season. A beautiful business card for the brand, which comes every season in collaboration with the Eredivisie with a spectacular new design. For the 2022/2023 season, Derbystar collaborated with the artistic Barry Pirovona. ‘Piro’ designed, with his unique style, typical football items that you will encounter again and again throughout your football career. Taking inspiration from players and items they encounter on their footpath; the ball will appeal to players who would like to improve themselves, by playing with a Derbystar ball.
Derbystar has been providing the official match ball of the First Division since 2004. This season's ball is very special. The match ball was created through a collaboration between Derbystar and fans of the Keuken Kampioen Divisie. Derbystar provided the followers of the Keuken Kampioen Divisie three match balls, each with a different meaning that had something to do with winning and football. Enthusiasts were allowed to choose from these designs and the absolute winner was the Derbystar The Force. The theme behind this powerful ball is that the clubs and players in this league provide connection and in addition, the social strength of the regional heroes is reflected in the design. The ball has a 3D diamond structure: shiny, high-tech Prof PU microfiber provides unparalleled flight characteristics.
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.