Adidas Roteiro

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Adidas Roteiro ball

Adidas Roteiro, commonly known as Roteiro, was the official match ball of the UEFA Euro 2004 championships in Portugal. "Roteiro" means "road map" or "navigation chart" in Portuguese and is a reference to the discoveries made by the Portuguese in the 15th and 16th century. It is made by Adidas and it was presented on 1 December 2003 in Lisbon.

The balls[edit]

For the first time in a major football tournament, every single ball at the Euro 2004 was personalized to each game. The Roteiro balls had inscribed the name of the teams playing, the date, the name of the stadium, and the longitude and latitude of the center spot of the pitch. It was the first ball to feature an innovative thermal-bonding production technique developed by Adidas. Adidas supplied 2,300 balls for games and training sessions for the tournament.

Technical information[edit]

  • Thermal bonded panel edges. Special adhesive for durability and water resistance. No stitching.
  • Panel design: Syntactic PU surface material for maximum abrasion resistance.
  • Innovative carcass technology
  • High-grade natural latex bladder

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Preceded by
Terrestra Silverstream
Official UEFA European Championship Ball
Succeeded by
Adidas Europass