Puma EFL 21-22 Ball Revealed - No More Mitre After 45 Years

The English Football League (EFL) have just revealed the new official football that will be used across the Championship, League One and League Two next season.

In a surprise announcement, the new ball is made by Puma, who replace historic partners Mitre after 45 years.

Puma EFL 21-22 Ball

This is the football for the Championship, League One and League Two 2021-22 seasons.

The new Puma EFL football is based on the same model as the La Liga one that was released just days ago, Accelerate. It's predominantly white with a black, blue and red upper graphic, taking inspiration from the colors of the league.

As per the announcement, the graphics on the ball "showcase the explosive speed of the ball when moving."

In addition to this white version, there will also be a high-vis version in fluorescent yellow, as well as special versions for the Carabao Cup and Papa John's Trophy.

Ben Hughes, General Manager of PUMA UKI said: “We are delighted to be partnering with the English Football League. Brands always talk about telling stories but there’s no greater story-telling than the drama that unfolds at EFL grounds across England and Wales."
EFL Chief Commercial Officer, Ben Wright, added: “We’re extremely pleased to be partnering with PUMA as our new match ball supplier. As a well-established global brand, we’re excited to see this new product used across all EFL competitions during 2021/22 and in future seasons. PUMA not only partners with Leagues, clubs and players, but further drives the game forward with its impressive grassroots and community work."

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