The Premier League match ball for the 2022/23 campaign has been unveiled, drawing inspiration from the competition’s first ever season.
Founded in 1992, the Premier League celebrates it’s 30th birthday this year having been established when First Division clubs decided to break away from the Football League to take advantage of a lucrative TV deal way back when.
Suffice to say, the shift has been a roaring success, with England’s top flight becoming the most-watched sports league in the world and widely considered the best altogether when it comes to the entertainment and drama on offer.
To celebrate three decades of Premier League football, Nike have provided a throwback match ball for the 2022/23 season – echoing the design of the very first ball used in the competition, made by Mitre.
Nike’s version carries the same gold graphics and red trim – in an ‘X’ design – as the 1992 version, with the addition of their Aerowsculpt technology in the form of grooves that should produce a truer flight.
The ball will be available to buy on 15 July, less than a month before the season gets underway.
The ball was revealed on the same day as the Premier League fixtures for 2022/23, with all 20 teams discovering exactly when and where they will face their biggest challenges next season.