Starting in 2017/18, uhlsport will provide the official match ball for the French football league: LIGUE 1. Previously uhlsport provided the ball for the COUPE DE LA LIGUE competition and the French second league: LIGUE 2.
“The deal is the next logical step in order to expand the strength of our brand within our second strongest global market. The thought of uhlsport high performance balls rolling into the spectacular French stadiums fill us with unbridled joy,” says Melanie Steinhilber, managing director of uhlsport GmbH.
In terms of technology and design, the product development at uhlsport based in Balingen, Germany, will start immediately with the creation of an outstanding and exclusive design for the LIGUE 1 ball series, including everything from the official match ball to training balls.