DERBYSTAR presents Bundesliga Brillant APS for the 2021/22 season

Goch, May 11, 2021​​​​​​​

The new model of the Bundesliga Brillant APS to be used as the official match ball of the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 for the 2021/22 season is getting a new coat of paint. The two-tone color scheme of its predecessor is once again characteristic: Alongside the white base color, a strong dark blue and bright orange are the central elements of the new design. In what is already DERBYSTAR's fourth season as official match ball partner of the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2, color gradations within the panels give the ball a classic vintage look.

Ansgar Ansgar Schwenken, member of the DFL Executive Committee and DFL Director of Football Affairs & Supporters, says: "DERBYSTAR has been shown excellent product quality for many years and with that said, the recent extension of the cooperation as official partner of the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 until 2026 is very pleasing. DERBYSTAR's balls continue to enjoy an excellent reputation."

Joachim Böhmer, COO of DERBYSTAR, on the characteristics and the new look of the ball: "The material, including the diamond structure on the surface, is identical to the previous model as we are very satisfied with the feedback on the ball's quality in the current season. The contrast between the complementary colors orange and blue in the ball design, on the other hand, has an extreme and lively effect. This symbolic color contrast reflects essential features in football: Primarily it is about winning or losing, but also, for example, about championships and relegations and the numerous emotions associated with them."

The contrasts are as multifaceted as the game itself and inevitably complement each other, just like the colors of the new official match ball by DERBYSTAR.

Peter Knap, CEO of DERBYSTAR/SELECT Group, adds: "We are very proud to present a new top quality ball with a strong design. This is our fourth time presenting a new ball for the Bundesliga, and it is always exiting, as the Bundesliga partnership represents the pinnacle of the DERBYSTAR league partnerships."

The bad-weather equivalent has the same design, but the white panels were replaced with a rich neon orange. The complementary colors dark blue/orange appear instead in a bright neon yellow to ensure excellent visibility in adverse weather conditions such as snowfall. In addition to the official match balls, the Bundesliga ball collection by DERBYSTAR also includes match, training and leisure balls in new designs. The balls will be available at specialized retailers and in DERBYSTAR's online shop starting June 1, 2021. Prior to that, there will be an exclusive 24-hour presale in the online shop of 11teamsports ( on May 11.

DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga recently extended its partnership with DERBYSTAR for another four seasons, so the official match balls will be developed and designed by DERBYSTAR up to and including the 2025/26 season.