When the big game comes we know you want quality where it counts. Most manufacturers have their match standard football officially recognised by a professional league or governing body meaning that you can now proudly play with the same ball that you’ll see on television most nights of the week. Clubline Football look to bring you the best selection of these professional quality balls at great low prices.
If you are looking for a football that will be used in any sort of competitive league, whether it is your local pub league or the Premier League, then you need a size 5 ball. Size 5 is used in all FIFA World Cup games and UEFA Champions League matches. There are strict guidelines for these balls. They should weigh between 410g - 450g with a circumference of 68cm - 70cm. The correct pressure for the ball is usually somewhere near the valve.
Match day footballs range in price from over £100 to less than £10. The higher value balls are made from superior materials and are constructed in such a way as to make them retain their shape, be better for control and passing, have true flight, repel water and, in many instances, come with a guarantee to cover the stitching or welding.
adidas for example, can offer you the same type of ball that appears in the Champions League. It has a thermally bonded seamless casing to give the ball predictable flight, better touch and lower water absorption. It’s even passed all FIFA tests.
Mitre can offer you the same ball that is used in the EFL and SPL. In their Delta Hyperseam ball you have a fine quality piece of kit that will keep its shape and serve you well on match day.
Nike are also known for their quality match ball production and we have a great range for you to choose from.
However, scan down the range of balls offered by these manufacturers and you will often find a ball that looks identical to the expensive versions. It might not be made to such a high standard and offer such consistent performance, but for most people those balls will provide long service and meet the sort of standards you’d expect in the grassroots game.