As the official match ball supplier of Ligue 1 Uber Eats and Ligue 2 BKT in France, as well as the Jupiler Pro League in Belgium, KIPSTA will become the official matchball supplier of the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League for the 2024-2027 cycle.
KIPSTA continues its rise in professional football. From the 2024-2025 season onwards and for a period of three years until the end of the 2026-2027 season), DECATHLON’s football brand will supply official match balls for the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Europa Conference League. From Portugal to Azerbaijan, from the Faroe Islands to Türkiye, all matches in these competitions will be played using Official Match balls designed and produced by KIPSTA.
KIPSTA, whose global headquarters are situated at the Kipstadium in Tourcoing, France, has been producing, for several years, official match balls that meet the highest technical requirements of the Ligue 1 Uber Eats and Ligue 2 BKT in France, as well as the Jupiler Pro League in Belgium.
Thanks to the thermo-bonding of its match ball panels (seamless ball), KIPSTA official match balls offer a superior sphericity and durability. It also provides a heightened playing sensation thanks to the textured microfiber foam component and debossing. KIPSTA official match balls are characterised by their highly stable flight trajectory. Designed, tested and created in France, KIPSTA official match balls are FIFA QUALITY PRO certified.
Fabien Brosse, Chief Products and Sports Officer of DECATHLON, said: “UEFA’s decision recognises KIPSTA’s expertise and ability to offer a high level technical product that meets the highest standards. It also reinforces the commitment of the KIPSTA teams to the practice of football, whether amateur or professional, throughout the world.”
Guy-Laurent Epstein, UEFA marketing director, said: “We are thrilled to announce KIPSTA as the official match ball supplier for the first time as we join forces with a brand that shares our passion for innovation, quality and the love of the game. KIPSTA’s experience in providing top-quality balls and commitment to the sport will be tremendous assets as the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League enter into new eras”