Decathlon To Make Official Ligue 1 Ball

The French Ligue de Football Professionnel (Professional Football League - LFP) yesterday announced a new partnership agreement with Kipsta, the soccer brand of the Decathlon Group. Decathlon replaces Uhlsport.

Decathlon SA is a French sporting goods retailer known for its competitive prices. Decathlon has more than 300 stores in France and more than 1,000 worldwide, particularly in Africa and Asia. With the deal, Decathlon will enable French professional soccer to spread throughout the world.

Since 2009 (the year since which there has been a league-wide supplier for the balls), the Ligue 1 footballs have been made by Puma (2009-2012), Adidas (2012-2017), and Uhlsport (2017-2022).

Kipsta To Make Ligue 1 Ball From 2022-2023 Until 2026-2027 In Five Year Deal

Kipsta will supply the official Ligue 1 Uber Eats and Ligue 2 BKT balls for the 2022-2023 to 2026-2027 seasons.

Basic Kipsta football and 2020-21 Ligue 1 balls

With the official balls of the Ligue 1 Uber Eats and Ligue 2 BKT, Kipsta wants to demonstrate its know-how at the highest level of competition in France.

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