The official match ball of the 1954 FIFA World Cup was composed of 18 panels with zigzag edges, perfectly interlocked to each other. (The same panel structure can be seen on many Mitre balls even today.) The ball was completely hand sewn and no longer had laces – just like its predecessor, the Superball from the 1950 World Cup. The colour of the ball was not dark brown any more, rather an attractive yellowish or hell orange. This made the ball more visible during rainy matches where the pitch contained mud. We can see lots of photographs in different newspapers and magazines from 1954 where the players are portrayed with the Swiss World Champion balls as this ball became by far the best selling World Cup ball compared to its predecessors.
Condition: brand new
Material: high quality cow leather
Panel structure: 18 panels with valve (Mitre still uses this panel structure to recent day)
Type of the ball: this ball comes from the pre-adidas historical match ball set, it is the exact reproduction of the original Swiss World Champion balls as used at the 1954 World Cup in Switzerland